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Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) enjoy rewarding careers—helping to save lives in the event of illness or injury in response to emergency calls.  They assess injuries, administer emergency medical care and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates of the EMT program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.  Upon successful completion of the exam, graduates are awarded the NREMT credential and are eligible to apply for licensure with the State of Florida.

Getting Started

Selection for the EMT program is on a first-come, first-served basis.  This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the EMT Application Book.

For more information, contact:
James Dinsch

EMT/Paramedic Program Information Sessions

The information session requirement has been waived until further notice. Please check back periodically for updates.

Students interested in the EMT program, must attend an EMT information session at Main Campus in Fort Pierce. Upcoming session dates:

Applying to the EMT Program

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 program.

The information session verification form and the advisement form will not be required for acceptance for the Fall 2020 application.  Your CPR card must be email to

New students must first complete the online Application for Admission.

New and returning students must also follow these directions to complete and submit the EMT program application prior to the application deadline.

  1. Sign into MyIRSC, and enter your Student ID and PIN number.
  2. Go to Registration (blue menu bar) and select Health Science Application.
  3. Place a check mark in the I Agree Statement.
  4. In the Health Science Program box, select EMT. Application Deadline: this automatically fills in the program deadline date.
  5. Select Submit. Select OK.
  6. Select Pay Fee Now and then Pay Now.
  7. Select Process For Payment.
  8. Select $30 application fee.
  9. Enter credit card details.
  10. Submit payment.

Additional Program Information and Forms


This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team.  Join now.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Emergency Medical Services

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

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