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Emergency Medical Technician

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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.

Getting Started

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.

For more information, contact:
John Bray

EMT/Paramedic Program Information Sessions

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

The application for the Summer A 2022 program will be available after January 3, 2022. Prior to beginning the application process:

  1. Read the EMT Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Health Science Application for the EMT program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Begin Application

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.

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.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Emergency Medical Services

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

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.

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.

Career Coach Employment Outlook

Wage and employment data for the example careers that follow is provided by Career Coach (powered by EMSI). EMSI uses data, reports and forecasts that are generated using government data sources and proprietary analytical processes. Educational requirements vary by career.
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