begin a career as an emergency medical technician
Why should I apply to the emergency medical technician Certificate program?
If you care about helping the sick and injured, don't want to sit behind a desk, and are looking for a job that is different everyday, then becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the job for you. You will start a career where everyday is the same and different at the same time. The EMT Program is the beginning level on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ladder. EMTs receive training in basic life support measures, patient assessment, cardiac arrest skills, oxygen therapy, shock prevention, bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization, and vehicle extraction.
how long is the EMT certificate program?
The EMT program is a one semester twelve (12) credit hour program offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
Once completing the EMT program, students will have the opportunity to continue to the Paramedic program after receiving their EMT licensure and 6 months of hands on employment. More information regarding the Paramedic program can be found here.
An Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services is also available. This option expands the EMT Program to 73 credit hours, which includes Paramedic and general education courses.
Where is class located?
All EMS classes are held at the North Bay Campus in Southport.
637 Highway 2300
Southport, FL 32409
When Are EMT Classes?
FALL AND SPRING:
- Lecture: Mondays & Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
- Lab: Tuesdays | 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Lecture: Mondays and Thursdays | 8:30 am - 11:45 am
- Lab: Fridays | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Students must attend two (2) days of EVOC and (2) days Trauma Management classes held
on Wednesdays, Fridays or Saturdays during the semester.Additional Saturday classes
may be required. Students will be notified in advance of such changes.
Class times are subject to change.
Second Friday in November
Second Friday in April
Second Friday in July
How do I apply?
Applying to the EMT Program is easy! If you are a current GCSC student you will only need to submit your application to the EMT Program. If you are not a GCSC student, you will need to apply and be accepted to GCSC. Once accepted to the college you will be able to submit your application to the EMT Program.
Follow the links below to start your path to success!
More Questions? Contact Us!
Ms. Liliana Zamora - RP, BS
EMS Program Director
Phone: (850) 769-1551 ext. 5632
Ms. Victoria Byrd
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Phone: (850) 769-1551 ext. 5615