Emergency Medical Services, AS


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

EMT-Basic applications acceptance for all campuses (Lee, Collier, and Charlotte)

Application Acceptance Dates & Times

April 21, 2014 to June 30, 2014, Monday through Thursday 9am - 4pm (No Fridays) on the Lee County Campus in B 135A

Paramedic Program for Fall 2014 (August 2014 to August 2015)

EMT-Basic applications acceptance for all campuses (Lee, Collier, and Charlotte)

Application Acceptance Dates & Times

April 21, 2014 to June 30, 2014, Monday through Thursday 9am - 4pm (No Fridays) on the Lee County Campus in B 135A



Program Details

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 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.


Limited Admission Program

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.




Part One - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate

(11 credit hours)

Required for Florida EMT-Basic 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 $1,400 for Florida residents and $3,820 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.




Part Two - Paramedic Certificate

(42 credit hours)

Required for Florida EMT-Paramedic Certification

The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed to prepare the student to become a competent entry-level paramedic in the field of emergency medicine. The program is three semesters and 42 college credit hours in length (in addition the EMT certification). Estimated program costs are $4,200 for Florida residents and $13,440 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. Additional costs include required uniforms, a stethoscope, and professional liability insurance. Students must also provide transportation to clinical and field experiences.

During the Paramedic Certificate Program, students will be required to complete a one week rotation in an Operating Room with a local hospital. This rotation is in addition to scheduled class/ laboratory/clinical/internship hours.

To be eligible to sit for the Florida Paramedic exam, the student must be currently certified as a Florida EMT and successfully complete the Paramedic Certificate Program. The program includes lecture hours, laboratory hours, hospital clinicals, operating room rotations, and internship/ride time experience. Students are responsible for transportation to and from the clinical/internship 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 Florida Paramedic certification.




Part Three - Emergency Medical Services Technology, AS

(72 credit hours)

Students may also obtain an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology. General Education requirements may be completed concurrently with career core requirements, or following successful Florida Paramedic Certification.

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Program Contacts E-mail Phone
Linda Welch,
Instructional Assistant

239-489-9409

Carol Mincheff,
Staff Assistant
239-489-9392


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