Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate


EMT-Basic for Fall 2014 Class (August through December)

EMT-Basic applications acceptance for all campuses (Lee, Collier, and Charlotte) – The EMT is a limited program; therefore, it is highly recommended that you submit your application early. The EMT-Basic application instructions is located at the bottom of this page under downloads. It has all instructions to complete the application packet.

Application Acceptance Dates & Times

EMT Summer - the application acceptance dates & times have been extended to:
April 15, 2014, Monday through Thursday 9am – 4pm (No Fridays)

EMT Fall - April 21, 2014 to June 30, 2014, Monday through Thursday 9am - 4pm (No Fridays)

In Person

Program applications are accepted here for all campuses
Fort Myers (Lee Campus)
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Building B, Room 135A
Parking Lot 2

By Mail

Applications must be postmarked no earlier than April 21, 2014, and no later than June 30, 2014. If application is complete it will be time stamped in the order in which it is received.

**New Changes

The EMS Program is being improved so that each campus and each individual have the ability to go through the EMS program. For this purpose you will select what campus will be your first, second, and third choice. The selection process will determine the campus you will be assigned to.

Emergency Medical Service Technology Program

The Emergency Medical Services Technology Program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and/or Paramedic. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The EMS certificate programs (EMT and Paramedic) are limited admission, requiring completion of the Application for EMS Programs, and acceptance into the program by the College EMS department. The Associate in Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology consists of three sequential components. Successful completion of each component will fulfill requirements for the affiliated Florida State certification. Students looking to continue their education will be eligible for admission into the Edison State College Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Public Safety Administration.

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate           11 credit hours

  • Required for Florida EMT-Basic and National Registry Certification
  • Required for Florida EMT and National Registry Certification
  • Required for Florida EMT and National Registry Certification

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is one semester and 11 college credit hours in length, offered in the fall and spring semesters. Summer sessions may be scheduled as approved by the department. Estimated program costs are $2,200 for Florida residents and $5,300 for non-Florida residents. This includes tuition, lab fees, textbooks, uniforms, insurance and equipment. Refer to the Edison State College website for financial aid information. To be eligible to sit for the Florida EMT exam, students must successfully complete the EMT Certificate Program. The program includes lecture hours, laboratory hours, hospital clinicals, and internship/ride time experience. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the clinical sites. Specific information will be provided the first week of class. Upon successful completion of this program, students will receive a college completion certificate and the necessary paperwork required to apply for both Florida EMT and National Registry certifications.

Downloads and Links

Program Contacts E-mail Phone
Linda Welch,
Instructional Assistant


Carol Mincheff,
Staff Assistant

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