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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (B312)

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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.

Employment Types:
Certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are employed by emergency care providers, ambulance companies, hospitals and other settings.

Program Length:
11 credit hours; one semester

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: the Florida Statute on Developmental Education exemption, adequate placement scores from the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) or other college placement scores accepted by TCC, completion of developmental education courses, or completion of at least ENC1101 College Composition  and Level 1 developmental math or one general education math.

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. Click here to access the healthcare application.

See Additional Healthcare Program Requirements  for more important information.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

(850) 558-4500 or

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

Not all courses are offered in all semesters. View course description for availability.

Program Courses (11 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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