Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) enjoy rewarding careers—helping to save lives in the event of illness or injury in response to emergency calls. They assess injuries, administer emergency medical care and transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
For those interested in careers in firefighting, IRSC offers Basic Recruit Fire Academy Career Training for both EMTs and those who are not yet EMTs.
Once You Complete the Program
Graduates of the EMT program are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, graduates are awarded the NREMT credential and are eligible to apply for licensure with the State of Florida.
Selection for the EMT program is on a first-come, first-served basis. This is based on submission of the requirements outlined in the EMT Application Book.
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EMT/Paramedic Program Information Sessions
Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:
- 09/20/2022 - Virtual: EMT/Paramedic Information Session
- 10/18/2022 - Virtual: EMT/Paramedic Information Session
The application for the Spring 2023 program will be accepted after August 1, 2022. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2022 (or until full).
To begin the application process:
- Read the EMT Application Booklet.
- Complete and submit the IRSC Health Science Application for the EMT program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)
Note: if at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number, or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.
Indian River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida. Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the Emergency Medical Technician Certification in the State of Florida is defined in, F.S., 401.27 and also includes possession of a valid form of identification. Please visit the Florida Department of Health website to ensure your eligibility.
If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida or one of the compact states after graduation, IRSC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in your state. Some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum. If you wish to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NR_EMT) exam in another state, contact the department of management systems in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.
Completion of the Emergency Medical Technician requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NR-EMT) in Florida.
Additional Program Information
This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.
Emergency Medical Services A.S.
Gain management and technical skills in many high-demand career fields, with the option to continue toward a Bachelor’s Degree at IRSC. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.
Technical Certificates and Applied Technology Diplomas
Earn valuable Technical Certificates at the same time you’re completing an A.S. Degree—get double the value and additional credentials by completing these blocks of courses. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.