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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician (W170212)

This program prepares students for entry-level positions as Emergency Medical Technicians.  Students learn the knowledge and skills needed to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician.  The program follows the State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician Curriculum which offers comprehensive training that prepares a candidate to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification exam established by the Florida Bureau of EMS.

Some of the topics covered include bleeding and shock, airway management, traumatic injuries, fractures, diabetes, alcohol and drug abuse, emergency childbirth, transportation of the sick and injured, Personal Protective Equipment, and a lot more.

The program is very demanding – both academically and physically. Students need to bring their “A” game as we take on the challenges facing every EMT, every day.



PARAMEDIC – 1100 Clock Hours


Entrance into either program requires passing a PHYSICAL EXAMINATION.  Additionally, you must pass a background check and complete the requirements of the Castlebranch program which ensures you are physically able and properly immunized to perform the tasks as set forth in the program.  


Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s Examination or National Registry of EMTs Paramedic Examination, depending upon which course you are enrolled.  The practical will be completed as part of the course. The written will be scheduled by the student upon notification of a successful practical examination.  Successful passing of these examinations will certify the student as an EMT or Paramedic with the National Registry. Completion of this credential will make the student eligible for licensure in the State of Florida.

Program Dates

Emergency Medical Technician

  •  August 21, 2023 - October 26, 2023
  •  January 17, 2024 - May 13, 2024


Program Times

Program Times Frequency
EMT: Full Time - Day 8:00AM - 1:30PM

MTWRF - 10 Weeks

Paramedic: Full Time - Day 8:00AM - 5:00PM

MT, RF - 12 months

Program Costs

Estimated  for Florida Residents

Tuition: $900

Kit/Book Fee: $350

Uniform & Misc. Fees: $665

Total: $1915

Basic Skills Requirement

Reading ≥ 597

Math ≥ 627

Language ≥ 608


Industry Salaries (EMT - 2019)

Location Pay Period Low Median High
United States Hourly $11.85 $17.62 $29.88
  Yearly $24,650.00 $36,650.00 $62,150.00
Florida Hourly $12.68 $15.48 $21.07
  Yearly $26,380.00 $32,190.00 43,830.00


Instructor Contact Information

Battalion Chief Jake Noa, Program Director

Phone: 850-941-6200 ext. 2177


Location: EMS AND FIRE PROGRAMS, Building 3, Room 339

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