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    11 credit hours

Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D.

  • Skills You Will Gain

    • Basic life support techniques
    • Patient assessment and transportation
    • Effective communications and documentation
    • Bandaging and splinting
    • Basic airway management
    • Extrication techniques
  • Day Class Schedule

    Begins in August and January
    16 weeks

    Theory 

    Monday and Wednesday
    8 a.m. - 12 noon (first 10 weeks)

    Labs 

    Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 - 12 noon OR
    Monday and Wednesday 1:30 - 5 p.m. (first 10 weeks)

    Clinicals 

    Clinicals will be scheduled during weeks 5-9. Your field internship (EMS1421) meets Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon during weeks 11-16.

    Evening Class Schedule

    Begins in October and February
    16 weeks

    Theory 

    Monday and Wednesday
    5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (weeks 7-16 )

    Labs 

    Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 9 p.m. (weeks 7-16)

    Clinicals 

    Clinicals will be scheduled during weeks 11-15. Your field internship takes place during weeks 1-6 of the following session.

    Summer Schedule (Evenings)

    Theory 

    Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. (weeks 1-10)

    Labs 

    Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.

    Clinicals 

    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.

  • Accreditation

    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).


  • ATD iconEmergency 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.

    Features

    • Offered on the HEC and Midtown campuses in the Spring
    • Offered at HEC in Spring, Summer and Fall
    • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
    • Prepares you for the national or state licensing exam as an EMT
    • Can be completed in 16 weeks
    • Puts you in Pinellas County emergency departments and hospitals for clinical courses
    • Places you in Pinellas County fire and EMS agencies for a field internship
    • Prepares you for quick entry into a career

    What You Should Know

    To be successful in the EMS programs, you should be able to demonstrate these essential functions.

  • Careers

    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.

    Career Outlook

    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.

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Continuing Your Education

    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 allows practice 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.

    ATD to CT to AS to BAS
  • Emergency Medical Technician
    Applied Technology Diploma without Financial Aid Eligibility

    EMT-ATD

    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.



    Program Leadership Information

    Glenn Davis, Program Administrator and Curriculum Coordinator, 727-341-3656 or 3680

    Program Summary

    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

    • 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. EMTs are often partnered with paramedics in the prehospital setting.

    Admission Rules

    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.

    Graduation Rules

    6Hx23-4.55

    MAJOR CORE COURSES

    EMS 1119Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care6
    EMS 1119LFundamentals of Emergency Medical Care Lab2
    EMS 1411Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care Clinical Experience2
    EMS 1421EMT Field Internship2
    Total Credits12
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