Emergency Medical Technician

Hours: 250, approximately 16 weeks
Cost: Tuition is approximately $720 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

Class Information

  • Next Class: August, 14 2014, Monday & Thursday 6:00p-10:00p, with various clinical times
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be completed by June 5, 2014
  • Application Packet: Letters of eligibility and application packet will be mailed to candidates on June 11, 2014
  • Application Deadline: Completed applications are due back to LTC by June 25, 2014
  • Interview: Candidate interviews will be conducted July 8, 2014 (subject to change)
  • Acceptance: Acceptance letters will be mailed July 11, 2014
  • 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 February 6th start date
  • 2015 calendar year (class information not yet available)
  • TEAS: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be completed by TBA
  • Application Packet: Letters of eligibility and application packet will be mailed to candidates on TBA
  • Application Deadline: Completed applications are due back to LTC by TBA
  • Interview: Candidate interviews will be conducted on TBA
  • Acceptance: Acceptance letters will be mailed TBA
  • 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 start date

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  HSC0003  Basic Healthcare Worker    90 hrs
B  EMS0159  Emergency Medical Technician  160 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-Sumter EMS
  • Lake County Fire Rescue
  • Marion County Fire Rescue

Completion Rate* – 93.22%
Placement Rate* – 82.86%
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

For the most recent book list for the Emergency Medical Technician program, visit Lake Technical Center’s online Bookstore and Marketplace.

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