Since 2006, 88% of our graduates have found jobs in the field, continued their education or entered the military.
Begins in August and January
Monday and Wednesday
8 a.m. - 12 noon (first 10 weeks)
Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 12 noon ORMonday and Wednesday 1:30 - 5 p.m. (first 10 weeks)
Clinicals will be scheduled during weeks 5-9. Your field internship (EMS1421) meets Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon during weeks 11-16.
Begins in October and February
Monday and Wednesday
5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (weeks 7-16 )
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 9 p.m. (weeks 7-16)
Clinicals will be scheduled during weeks 11-15. Your field internship takes place during weeks 1-6 of the following session.
Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (weeks 1-10)
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Clinicals will be scheduled during weeks 5-9. Your field internship takes place during weeks 1-6 of the following session.
You will receive an email through your SPC account about acceptance and a mandatory orientation date from HEC Student Services. Individual schedules will be made during orientation.
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).
Emergency Medical Technicians form the backbone of emergency medical services delivery in the U. S. and work in teams with more advanced providers. Our Advanced Technology Diploma gives you the skills to excel in this field and a foundation for further EMS education and career advancement.
To be successful in the EMS programs, you should be able to demonstrate these essential functions.
Our program prepares you to work as an EMT or paramedic. As an EMT, you care for patients at the scene of an accident and during transport to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel. Paramedics provide the most advanced care of all EMS professionals.
There is a shortage both statewide and nationally for EMTs and paramedics. The job market is especially lucrative for those who also are fire-certified. Employment is expected to grow by 33 percent through 2020, much faster than other occupations. Opportunities exist in EMS agencies, fire and police departments, hospitals, physician offices and educational, correctional, veterans and military facilities.
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
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.
SPC also offers an A.S. degree program in Emergency Medical Services. Our EMT and Paramedic
programs are the first two occupational completion points for our EMS-AS.This A.S. degree transfers to our bachelor's degrees in 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.
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.
Glenn Davis, Program Administrator and Curriculum Coordinator, 727-341-3656 or 3680
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.
Job Related Opportunities
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 shortest wait times are in the morning. To be sure you will see an advisor, please arrive at least one hour before closing. Limited services may be available up to an hour before closing, depending on the number of students waiting.
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