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TCC Catalog 2012-13 
TCC Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (B312)

Program Purpose:
To prepare students for employment as certified emergency medical technicians (EMT) to work as part of the emergency medical team and to provide the first level of educational preparation for students seeking to become registered paramedics.

Employment Types:
Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are employed by emergency care providers, ambulance companies, hospitals and other settings.

Program Length:
11 credit hours, two semesters

Program Application:
The EMT certificate program begins in the Fall and Spring semesters. It is a limited-access program with a limited number of seats per class. Application procedures for the EMT Certificate program must be completed by the published deadline dates in the College catalog and may be obtained from the program’s Web page (www.tcc.fl.edu/ems).

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and meet all admission requirements of the College, including appropriate placement scores. Applicants must have also completed one of the following within the past two years: an approved college-level first aid course (HSC2400 ), an approved first responder course (EMS1059C ) or have current certification as a First Responder. Applicants must submit an Emergency Medical Technician program admission application by the published application deadline; this is a separate application from the College application.

The applicant must take the Florida Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (FPERT) and place in ENC1101 , reading exempt and MAT0028 , or have successfully passed the minimum of MAT0018 , ENC0025  and REA0017 . Please contact the TCC Testing Center at 201-8282 for information about FPERT.

At a scheduled time, applicants 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 prior to starting all classes. Students must have current American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) or American Red Cross (ARC) certification at the Healthcare Provider level while enrolled in the program.

Academic Division:
Healthcare Professions, Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education

(850) 558-4500 or healthedu@tcc.fl.edu

Course Information


All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

In addition to the coursework, students must complete the required number of clock hours of clinical experience during the two-semester sequence.