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Program Overview

Emergency Medical Technician, College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.)

This course is part of a combined program but requires separate applications for fire and EMT. The EMT course prepares students for employment as emergency medical technicians to function at the basic pre-hospital emergency medical technician level and treat various medical and trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials. This program is approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The curriculum adheres to the latest U.S. Department of Transportation EMT National Standard Curriculum. Upon completion, the student must be proficient in patient assessment and providing basic emergency medical care and will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. Completing the EMT program is required prior to being accepted into the Paramedic Program.


Public Safety Training Center (Olustee Campus) and FGC’s Dixie Center (EMT only)

Testing Entrance Requirements

Students must meet all college entrance requirements and pass the Level II Background screen and the10 panel Drug/Alcohol Screen.


EMT has day and night classes available during spring and fall semesters (enrollment permitting), and day classes only during the summer semester. In the spring, an evening course may be offered at the Dixie Center in addition to the one at the Olustee Campus. There are additional clinical requirements that may include weekends.


  • Tuition: $1239.87
  • Lab Fees: $417.75
  • Background Check: $50.00
  • Drug Screen: $88.00
  • Uniforms: $175
  • Textbooks: $500
  • Supplies: $100

Estimate Total: $ 2470.62


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Job Placement Rate (including continued education)


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Careers at a Glance

Starting Salaries

Salaries vary and can range from $28,000 to $35,000.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program have career opportunities at Municipal Fire and/or Rescue agencies, private ambulance services, and hospital emergency departments.

Employers of FGC Graduates

  • Alachua County Fire/Rescue
  • Baker County EMS
  • Bradford County EMS
  • Century Ambulance Service
  • Clay County Fire/Rescue
  • Columbia County Fire Department
  • Dixie County Fire/Rescue
  • Excelsior Ambulance Service
  • Gainesville Fire Department
  • Gilchrist County Fire/Rescue
  • Hamilton County EMS
  • Lake City Medical Center
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • Shands UF Health
  • Shands Lake Shore

Program Details

Admission Requirements
  • Traditional HS diploma or GED
  • PERT test
  • 18 years of age by program completion
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Pass a physical with no limitations
  • Drug screen
  • Background check
  • Acceptance by Program Coordinator
Program Notes
  • Limited access
  • The student can start at the beginning of each term
  • Approved by the Florida Department of Health as a training program
  • This program offers students:
    • Access to equipment currently used in the pre-hospital setting
    • Access to cadaver labs and the Anatomage Tables for learning human anatomy
    • Faculty members who are committed to student success
Learning Outcomes
  • Students will perform patient care procedures within their defined scope of practice during the clinical setting.
  • Students will apply basic knowledge and demonstrate critical thinking skills in order to assess and treat a variety of medical and trauma injuries across the lifespan.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom and clinical environments.