Seminole State College's Emergency Medical Services programs are among the most progressive in Florida. The College offers advanced training in pre-hospital emergency medicine, allowing students to prepare for state licensure as emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
These programs teach theory, as well as clinical applications, and provide hands-on field internships to assure that students gain the skills necessary to offer the most advanced emergency life support services available.
The first level of EMS training prepares students to become an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). Students are trained in basic emergency medical procedures and certified by the State of Florida. State of Florida EMT certification is a prerequisite to Seminole State's paramedic course.
The second level of EMS training prepares students to become a Paramedic. Paramedics may perform advanced life-support (ALS) procedures — the treatment of life-threatening emergencies through the use of specific techniques — as identified by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which must be performed under the supervision of a licensed physician.