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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) CCC

Emergency Medical Technician (6446) LIMITED ACCESS

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements
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.

Completion Requirements
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length
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,, (561) 868-3355

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 12
EMS1158C Emergency Medical Technician 12
Total Program Credits: 12

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
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.

Gainful Employment
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.

Career Center
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
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