Emergency Medical Technician (6446) LIMITED ACCESS
Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate
This applied technology diploma program is designed to prepare the student for the Florida State Board Examination for Emergency Medical Technician - Basic. EMT-Bs serve as a link in the chain of the health care team. It is recognized that the majority of pre-hospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT-Bs. This includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other emergency services agency.
Classroom study and clinical work equip the student with the skills in patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), oxygen therapy, shock prevention, bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization and vehicle extrication that are necessary for a career in out-of-hospital emergency medicine.
This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (Ch 401, FS, Ch. 64J-1, FAC) and follows the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Must be at least 18 years of age on or before the start of the program;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
Complete a limited access EMT program application found at
Special admission requirements are associated with this program. For details, call the Limited Access Office at (561) 868-3045.
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.
Total program credits: 12. This is a one semester program.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.
For More Information
James J. Smith, smithjj@PalmBeachState.edu, (561) 868-3355
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|Required Courses||Credits: 12|
|EMS1158C||Emergency Medical Technician||12|
|Total Program Credits: 12|
EMT-Bs work in hospitals and doctor's offices, drive ambulances, and also provide basic emergency care such as stabilizing patients, controlling bleeding and giving oxygen.
Program length excludes this program from gainful employment reporting requirements.
Career Path Notes
This program is a prerequisite to the paramedic program. Students who want to move up in the field should start out in EMT-Basic.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/