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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Testing Requirements:

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

Enrollment Open To:

Adult Students

Program Start Dates:

For full application deadlines and schedule, visit the downloads section of this page.


St. Augustine Main Campus / Palatka Campus

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:



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:

Coming Soon!


Starting Salaries:

*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida



EMT Schedule

EMT Application

EMT Program costs & book list: EMT

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 ronnette.waycaster@fctc.edu for information.

Instructor or Department Contact Information:

Name:  Doug Grimm, Coordinator, Public Safety Campus

Email:  doug.grimm@fctc.edu 

Phone: 904-547-3540

Name:  Ronnette Waycaster, Office Support Assistant, Public Safety Campus

Email: ronnette.waycaster@fctc.edu

Phone: 904-547-3542


For gainful employment information please click here.