ATTENTION PROSPECTIVE EMT STUDENTS: Our timeline to finish current classes and start new ones will change due to the coronavirus pandemic. Once we know when current classes can resume training, we will calculate their new graduation date, and provide you with more information. Start dates and forms for new classes will be posted on this site. We hope to start new EMT classes in July, but it could be August or September.
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The EMT program is offered through Hillsborough County Public Schools. The EMT program, previously operated under Learey Technical College, will now be operated under Aparicio-Levy Technical College. Nothing will change except the title of the college operating the program.
Using interactive education (including classroom presentations, skills practice, and actual patient contact at area hospitals and local ambulance services), students learn how to provide pre-hospital basic life support for people who are sick or injured.
The Emergency Medical Technical (EMT) training is science-oriented, medical-related training. This program is very academically rigorous. This is college-level training, and upon successful completion of this Applied Technology Diploma program, graduates enrolling in a Paramedic program at any Florida Community/State College will receive 11 college transfer credits. The 1,286-page textbook requires high level reading and comprehension skills. Students should have a solid academic background and be prepared to spend many hours outside of class studying. Working full-time is not recommended while enrolled in the EMT program.
Length of the Program:
300 clock hours (about 5 month)
Three classes (of 24 students each) are offered each semester (July – December and January – June)
The Night class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 10:00 pm
The Monday/Wednesday day class meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Tuesday/Thursday day class meets Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 – 4:30 pm
Open all 8 links on the left and print out ALL flyers and forms. Some links have multiple pages.
Seats are filled on a first-come basis by those submitting ALL required documents and FULL payment during one of the 7 registration sessions that will be held in November 2019 (see Admissions Checklist link at left). NO partial paperwork will be accepted, and no seats can be held.
EMT Registrations will be held at ERWIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, 2010 E. Hillsborough Avenue – the same location where the EMT classes meet.
Common reasons students are turned away from Registration are: failure to bring ALL required documents (such as Residency proofs, health insurance card), incomplete physical form (doctor didn’t sign in two places, TB test was not “read”, Flu Shot lot number and expiration date were missing), failure to bring full payment, etc. CAREFULLY review the Admissions Checklist before going to Registration.
Students will not be able to participate in clinical rotations unless their drug test(s) prove they are clear of any chemical/drug impairment. Our affiliation agreements require students to be held to the same standards as the healthcare professionals employed at the clinical facilities. It is not legal for healthcare professionals to be under the influence of any drug/chemical while practicing or participating in the care of others.
To become Florida & NREMT-certified Emergency Medical Technicians, graduates must pass the National Registry of EMTs exam. Graduates enrolling in a Paramedic program at any Florida Community/State College receive 11 college transfer credits for completing this EMT program.
Career opportunities include: Emergency Medical Technician for Ambulance Services, and Emergency Department Tech for Hospitals.
The national range for EMTs is $9.48 to $24.70 per hour.