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Students are enrolled into the Emergency Medical Technician program each semester. You must successfully complete the required pre-requisite course before admission to the program. The Emergency Medical Technician program is offered every semester.  On the Medical Campus courses are offered during the evening hours in a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday offering on the Medical Campus. Additionally, a Friday afternoon/evening program is offered at the Medical Campus. EMT courses offered at Homestead Campus are provided on a Tuesday/Thursday evening offering. At the North Campus a 3-day a week offering is provided.

Pre-requisite Courses

 Course Title



 Major Courses – 1st Semester


EMS 1059

First Responder** 

1 credit

EMS 1059L

First Responder Laboratory** 

1 credit



2 credits



Major Courses – 2nd Semester


EMS 1119 

Emergency Medical Technician

4 credits

EMS 1119L

Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory

3 credits

EMS 1431

EMT Hospital/Field Experience

2 credits



9 credits


Grand Total

11 Credits


To enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician program, student must come to the Medical Campus, Emergency Medical Services Department.  Students will be registered on a first come, first serve basis for these courses.  Students wishing to enroll in EMS 1119, 1119L, and 1431 must have successfully completed the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) or successfully completed all levels of College prep coursework or higher to be eligible to register for these courses.


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 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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