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Emergency Medical Technician

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This program prepares students for employment as emergency medical technicians to function at the basic pre-hospital emergency medical technician level and treat various medical/trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials.

The content includes patient assessment, airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding and shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, dislocations, sprains, poisoning, heart attack, stroke, the unconscious state, emergency childbirth, burns, environmental hazards, communications, reporting, and extrication and transportation of patient. The student must be proficient in patient assessment and evaluation, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, splints of all types, extrication tools, dressings and bandages, stretchers and patient carrying devices.

This program prepares students for certification as EMT’s in accordance with Chapter 64J of the Florida Administrative Code.

The Emergency Medical Technician program is offered at the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy. Please visit their website or call (239) 334-3897 for enrollment information.

The following table illustrates the program structure.

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
EMS0110 A Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 300


300 hours

  • Health Care Delivery System
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilites
  • Wellness and Disease Concepts
  • Safety and Security Procedures
  • Emergency Situations
  • Infection Control
  • Information Technology
  • Blood Borne Diseases
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Management Techniques
  • Lifting and Moving Patients
  • Disease Transmission
  • Medical Documentation and Report Writing
  • EMS Communication System
  • Pharmacology
  • Emergency Situations
  • Patient Assessment
  • Monitoring Devices
  • Employability Skills



According to O'Net Online, jobs for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are expected to grow much faster than average (22% or higher) from 2012 - 2022.


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