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An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the intermediate care practitioner in Emergency Medical Services.  These individuals are the first to arrive on a scene and provide the initial assessment and direct patient care in the pre-hospital environment. Additionally, Emergency Medical Technicians provide direct patient care in ER’s, clinics, and ambulance services.

The Medical Campus Emergency Medical Technician program is a one semester program of study requiring 11 credits. Before entry into the Emergency Medical Technician program (EMS 1119, EMS 1119L, and EMS 1431), the student must have completed training as a First Responder or equivalent and successfully completed the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) or college prep coursework or higher to be eligible for these classes. (See Testing Requirements for program). The Emergency Medical Technician program is offered every semester during the evening hours in a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday offering as well as a Friday day/evening offering.  Courses are offered at the Medical and Homestead Campuses.

The Emergency Medical Technician program provide learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as an EMT to medical emergencies in the pre-hospital environment. In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. Please see the Physical Demands listed for this program.

If students must work for financial support, the program strongly recommends a limit of 20 hours of employment per week during program enrollment.

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to a clinical facility within Miami Dade County. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences. Students participating in the clinical portion of a program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

Program Location
This program is offered at the Medical, Homestead and North Campuses and clinical sites throughout Miami-Dade County.

Medical Campus                           Homestead Campus                           North Campus
950 NW 20 Street                                    500 College Terrace                           11380 NW 27 Ave,
Miami, Florida, 33127                              Homestead, Florida 33030                   Miami, Fl. 33167

Important Phone Numbers

EMS Department

305-237-4038

Advisement Services

305-237-4238

Financial Aid

305-237-4160

New Student Center

305-237-4141

Student Life

305-237-4213

Testing Services

305-237-4275

 


All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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