Explore SPC's Emergency Medical Technician Applied Technology Diploma
Emergency Medical Technicians form the backbone of emergency medical services delivery in the U.S. and work in teams with more advanced providers. Our Emergency Medical Technician Applied Technology Diploma gives you the skills to excel in this field and a foundation for further EMS education and career advancement.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Features of SPC's Emergency Medical Technician Applied Technology Diploma
- Offered at HEC in spring, summer and fall
- Offered at Tarpon Springs Campus beginning Summer 2018
- Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Can be completed in 16 weeks
- Puts you in Pinellas County emergency departments and hospitals for clinical courses
- Places you in Pinellas County fire and EMS agencies for a field internship
- Prepares you for quick entry into a career
Skills You Will Gain in SPC's EMT Applied Technology Diploma
- Basic life support techniques
- Patient assessment and transportation
- Effective communications and documentation
- Bandaging and splinting
- Basic airway management
- Extrication techniques
Emergency Medical Technician Applied Technology Diploma without Financial Aid Eligibility
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2016 (520)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Program Leadership Information
Program Administrator and Curriculum Coordinator
This program is designed to produce Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), whose job it is to deliver the pre-hospital, life support care and transportation necessary for victims of accidents and emergency illness. The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance.
The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of the prescribed courses and the awarding of a diploma of completion means eligibility to take either the State of Florida examination for certification or National Registry exam for certification as an EMT-Basic. See admission requirements in BOT Rule 6Hx23-4.55.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
Federal CIP Code
51.0904: Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
Job Related Opportunities
- The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. EMTs are often partnered with paramedics in the prehospital setting.
Please review the Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D. -- Day Admission Guide or the Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D. -- Evening Admission Guide.
The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.
See admission requirements in BOT Rule 6Hx23-4.55.
MAJOR CORE COURSES
The St. Petersburg College EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
- Graduates of SPC's Emergency Medical Technician Applied Technology Diploma program are prepared to take the national certification exam as an EMT.
CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION at spc
SPC provides education in the two levels of Emergency Medical Services certified by the State of Florida: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. The EMT is the first level and allows practice at the basic life support level. It also provides the foundation to become a Paramedic. Paramedics provide more extensive pre-hospital care than do EMTs and are trained in advanced life support measures.
Our EMT Applied Technology Diploma and Paramedic Certificate programs are the first two occupational completion points for our Emergency Medical Services A.S. Degree. The A.S. Degree can transfer to two of SPC's bachelor's degrees: Public Safety Administration or Health Services Administration.
For graduates of the four technical schools covered by the Florida Statewide Articulation Agreement (Manatee Technical College, Suncoast Technical College [formerly Sarasota County Technical Institute], Lake Tech and First Coast Technical College), please contact the EMS Program Director to make an appointment to discuss a learning plan. You must be currently certified as a Florida Paramedic. Additional testing and face-to-face courses may be required.
HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION
We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.
- Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D. - Day Program Admission Guide
- Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D. - Evening Program Admission Guide
- Technical Standards and Essential Functions
- Students accepted into the program will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug screening.