This certificate program prepares students for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) for an ambulance service, local government or hospital. The EMT-B performs basic pre-hospital level skills and treat various medical trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials.
This program also prepares students for Florida certification as EMT-B in accordance with Chapter 64-J of the Florida Administrative Code.
This program has been approved by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The curriculum adheres to the 1996 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Medical Technician-Basic National Standards Curriculum. This is the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certification.