AS, Emergency Medical Services
NOTE: There will be no Summer EMT Certificate Program offer on any of the campuses.
EMT-Basic for Spring 2018 Class (January through May)
EMT-Basic online applications acceptance for all campuses (Lee, Collier, and Charlotte)
EMT Online Application Acceptance Dates
August 23, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Paramedic Program for Fall 2018 (Starting in August 2018)
Paramedic online application acceptance for the fall 2018 will be available in April 2018. The Paramedic Program is four semesters long starting every Fall semester.
Campus choice is based on a point system as well as date that application is accepted. Applicants with the highest points and who have turned their application in early are more likely to receive their first campus choice.
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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) upon the recommendation of 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 Florida SouthWestern 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.
Advanced placement is any process where a program formally recognizes prior learning of a student and applies that recognition toward meeting the program requirements.
The Florida SouthWestern State College Paramedic Certificate Program, Emergency Medical Technical Certificate Program, and the A.S. Emergency Medical Services Program does not participate in the process of Advanced Placement.
Part One - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate
(12 credit hours)
Required for Florida EMT-Basic and National Registry Certification
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is one semester and 12 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 2656.41 for Florida residents and $5900 + for non-Florida residents.
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.
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Part Two - Paramedic Certificate
(42 credit hours)
Required for Florida EMT-Paramedic Certification
The Paramedic Certificate Program is designed to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels. The program is four semesters and 42 college credit hours in length (in addition the EMT certification). Estimated program costs are $7,982 for Florida residents and $13,440 for non-Florida residents. Refer to the Florida SouthWestern 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
(73 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.
Program Contact Information
Program Contact: Linda Welch
Phone (239) 489-9409
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