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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Exit Requirements:

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is not required for this program.

Enrollment Open To:

Adult Students


Public Safety Campus, St. Augustine

Program Day/Evening:

Day & Evening

What You'll Learn:

  • Assist patient with certain medications
  • Basic anatomy & physiology
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Gain access & remove patients from crashes
  • Perform critical life savings interventions for diabetics & patients having an allergic reaction
  • Perform physical exams
  • Treat and safely transport patients with a wide variety of broken bones or other trauma
  • Treat heart attack patients or near drowning situation
  • Treat seizures or other medical emergencies

Program Hours:


full time enrollment = 10 weeks, actual weeks may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Program Estimated Cost:

$2,094 (Based on Florida Residency Requirements)


OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90
B EMS0159 Emergency Medical Technician 160


Employment Opportunities:

  • Ambulance service
  • EMT – hospital emergency room
  • EMT – private ambulance
  • Fire stations
  • Hospitals
  • Patient care technician – health care facilities
  • Physicians’ offices

Industry Certifications:

Florida EMT certification

National Registry EMT certification (NREMT)


Starting Salaries:

*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida





EMT Program costs & book list: Please call Ronnette Waycaster, 904 547 3542 for list

Short Term Public Safety Courses

FCTC’s Public Safety Campus offers periodic training courses for Firefighters, EMTs, Paramedics and other professionals. Schedules for each course are listed below.

To register call (904) 547-3282.


EMT Refresher Course: Call (904) 547-3542 or email [email protected] for information.


Instructor or Department Contact Information:

Name:  Frank McElroy, Coordinator

Public Safety Campus

Email:  [email protected] 

Phone: 904-547-3540

Name:  Ronnette Waycaster

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 904-547-3542


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