Emergency Medical Technician

Hours: 300, approximately 6 months/23 weeks
Cost: Tuition is approximately $864 plus books & fees (click to see all related charges)
Testing Requirements:
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
Location: LTC Main Campus

Mission: The mission of the Emergency Medical Technician program is to provide competent, confident and caring entry level emergency medical professionals for the practice of prehospital emergency medical care.

Emergency Medical Technician Master Plan of Instruction

EMT

Information sessions about the EMT program are held on the second Monday of each month @ 5:30pm and the second Tuesday @ 3:00pm.

Class Information

  • Next Class: August 15, 2016, Monday & Thursday 6:00p-10:00p, with various clinical times
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be completed by June 8, 2016
  • Application Packet: Letters of eligibility and application packet will be mailed to candidates on June 8, 2016
  • Application Deadline: Completed applications are due back to LTC by June 27, 2016
  • Interview: Candidate interviews will be conducted July 7, 2016 (subject to change)
  • Acceptance: Acceptance letters will be mailed July 14, 2016
  • Registration Paperwork: Registration paperwork must be completed in Admissions prior to program start date
  • Tuition/Fees: Tuition and fees must be paid in the Business Office prior to the August start date
  • 2017 Class Infomation: February 16, 2017, Monday & Thursday 6:00p-10:00p, with various clinical times – Clinical / Field Internship is outside of classroom schedule.
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be completed by November 30, 2016 (See Testing Center link below for testing dates and times.)
  • Application Packet: Letters of eligibility and application packet will be mailed to candidates on December 2, 2016 (Application must be typewritten or printed legibly in black ink. Only completed applications will be considered.)
  • Application Deadline: Completed applications are to be submitted to the EMS Program Office by 3:00 p.m. December 16, 2016
  • Interview: Candidate interviews will be conducted January 6, 2017 (subject to change)
  • Acceptance: Acceptance letters will be mailed January 9, 2017
  • Registration Paperwork: Registration and Proof of Florida Residency paperwork must be completed and submitted to LTC Admissions by February 10, 2017
  • Tuition/Fees: Tuition and fees must be paid in the Business Office by February 10, 2017 in order to secure your seat

What you’ll learn:

  • How to perform physical exams
  • How to assess trauma
  • Hospital & field internship hands-on experience (must be 18 years of age prior to the start of hospital/clinical experience)
  • How to perform airway maintenance
  • How to assist a patient with certain patient prescribed medications
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A  EMS0110  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  300 hrs

Industry Certifications

  • National Registry administered test for State of Florida EMT licensure

Employment Opportunities

  • Ambulance / EMS services
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ offices

Starting Salaries

Vary, ranging from $29,663 to 41,914*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates

  • Lake EMS
  • Lake County Fire Rescue
  • Marion County Fire Rescue

Completion Rate* – 99%
Placement Rate* – 73%
Licensure Pass Rate* – 100%

For employment information, visit http://www.onetonline.org/
*Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.

Required Book List

  1. AAOS Emergency Care of the Sick and Injured – Enhanced Preferred package, ISBN 9781284107029

Steps to Enroll

  1. Apply for financial aid, if applicable
  2. Complete the online application
  3. Create an account and register at www.atitesting.com prior to arriving to take the TEAS
  4. Take the TEAS
  5. Meet with a counselor/career advisor
  6. Complete interview process, if applicable
  7. Register and pay tuition and fees
  8. Purchase books and supplies
  9. Complete the new student orientation online prior to the first day of class

Online Component

  • None

Instructor