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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (B312)

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate StudentsJob growth and security, stimulating work environments and the opportunity to serve the public are just some of the benefits of a career in Emergency Medical Services. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate prepares students to perform safely and efficiently as part of a medical team. You’ll grow personally as you help meet the needs of your patients, their families and your community. It takes two semesters to become certified as an EMT. Evening classes are available for the EMT certificate program.

Completion of the EMT Applied Technology Certificate Program at TCC qualifies students to sit for the registry exam as an EMT. Once licensed, you may wish to launch your career at this point, or you may wish to build on this foundation by proceeding to apply for paramedic training to become a registered paramedic.

EMT technical performance standards.pdfEMT technical performance standards.pdf

EMT Information Packet.pdfEMT Information Packet.pdf

EMT Important Dates Spring 2017.pdfEMT Important Dates Spring 2017.pdf

 Program Details


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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for the State of Florida’s Examination for Emergency Medical Technician and/or the National Registry EMT (NREMT) and for employment as certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are equipped to work as part of an emergency medical team. This program also provides the first level of educational preparation for students seeking to become registered paramedics.

This program is approved by the State of Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

Program Length:
12 credit hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and meet all admission requirements of the College.

Applicant must be college-ready in English and Reading, which means the applicant does not need developmental education courses in English and reading. The applicant must be eligible for at least Level 2 developmental math. This requirement may be satisfied by one or more of the following options:

Applicant must have also completed one of the following:

  • Approved college-level first aid course (HSC2400 )
  • Approved first responder course (EMS1059C )
  • American Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder Certificate

Applicant must hold current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross CPR for the Healthcare Provider and Professional Rescuer certification. (One of these two hands-on courses is required; online courses are not acceptable.)

At a scheduled time, applicant will have to demonstrate an ability to lift 125 pounds, successfully complete a course readiness test and complete an interview. All students participating in this program must pass all clinical affiliates’ requirements for criminal background checks, drug screenings and health/immunizations before starting classes.

Program Application:

This is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class.

Applicants must submit a TCC admission application ( and a separate healthcare program application by the published deadline. Applicants may access the healthcare application through their TCC Passport account.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

View Healthcare Program Application Deadlines.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

(850) 558-4500 or

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

Program Courses (12 credit hours)

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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