Emergency Medical Technician
Applied Technical Diploma (EMT-ATD)
AREA OF CONCENTRATION: Upon completion of the program,
all graduates will have demonstrated the necessary
knowledge, technical skill, and professional attitude and
behavior to implement safe, effective and appropriate care in
their roles as entry level Emergency Medical Technician‐Basic
INITIAL CONTACT: Craig Wise at (850) 913-3311 or 1-800-311-3685, ext. 3311 PRIMARY ADVISER: Scott Williams (850) 769-1551 ext. 6103
INTRODUCTION: The Emergency Medical Services programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs, www.caahep.org, and by the Florida
Department of Health, www.doh.state.fl.us . Graduates of the Emergency
Medical Technician (EMT) program are eligible to apply for the state examination and the national
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT):
This is the beginning level in the Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) career ladder. EMTs are trained in basic life support
measures including patient assessment, cardiopulmonary
resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED),
oxygen therapy, shock prevention, bandaging, splinting, spinal
immobilization, and vehicle extrication.
The Panama City campus has a one-semester EMT program that is offered in Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Applications for the EMT program must be received by the last business day before each deadline: June 1st for the Fall semester, November 1st for the
Spring semester, and March 1st for Summer semester.
Application process for EMT Program:
Newstudents should apply for General Admission to Gulf Coast State College
click here .
Returning students who have not attended in 2 years or more must also re-apply for admission.
Newstudents must pay $20 non-refundable college application fee online, at Enrollment Services, or at the Business Office.
Returning students who have not attended in 2 years or more must pay a $10 non-refundable college application fee online, at Enrollment Services, or at the Business Office.
New students must attend a free online College Orientationprior to course registration, otherwise a "hold" will be placed on student's account. For more information, go to College Orientation .
Request official high school transcripts and diploma from all high schools attended, or equivalent GED with scores, and have them mailed to the GCSC
Enrollment Services Office by the last business day before the application deadline.
Request official college transcripts from all colleges attended, and have them mailed to the GCSC Enrollment Services Office by the last business day before the application deadline.
Transfer transcripts must be evaluated by GCSC Enrollment Services prior to the admission deadline. View the GCSC website "Requirements for Admission" - Transfer Students. <click here>
Students must be eighteen years of age or older prior to the EMT Program start date
Submit completed, signed EMT Program application to the
Health Sciences Division. <click here>
Submit completed, signed Narcotic/Mental Health Statement in program application packet.
Submit a current, valid copy of your driver's license with the EMT Program application.
Take the college entry-level tests, either Accuplacer or PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Tests). Minimum scores are listed in the EMT application packet. Students may contact the Testing Office for dates,
times, and locations of Accuplacer/PERT tests.
Requirements after Conditional
Acceptance into the EMT Program:
Satisfactory fingerprint and criminal background, at students' expense, must be done through GCSC.
A chain-of-custody 10-panel drug screen, at student's expense, is required by some affiliating clinical agencies (see application packet for more information).
Submit a copy of current, valid CPR card and maintain certification throughout the program. Acceptable cards are the American Heart Assoc. Healthcare
Provider, American Red Cross Professional Rescuer, or American Safety and Health Institute CPR-Pro.
Submit completed GCSC Physical Examination form (less than a year old), with satisfactory
results signed by a physician.
Submit completed GCSC Immunizations form signed by a physician.
Submit proof of current TB skin test, TB blood test, or current chest x-ray report (less than a year old).
Attend mandatory Health Sciences Orientation by registration and payment online or through Continuing Education (dates will be in acceptance packet)
Uniform and specific equipment information will be included in the acceptance packet.
Student Selection Process:
The requirements listed above are
minimum requirements, however, satisfaction of minimum
requirements does not automatically guarantee admission.
Admission to Gulf Coast State College does
not imply acceptance into the EMT program. The EMT program is a selective admission, limited enrollment
The graduating EMT students who want to be considered for the Paramedic Program must:
Pass the EMT coursework on the first attempt achieving a "B" grade in EMS1119, EMS1401, EMS1335, and EMS1555 or equivalent coursework.**
Have State of Florida EMT certification
** Those students passing with a "C" grade in any EMT course should have 1 year of full-time experience (2 years part-time) at an ALS transport service prior to applying, and a positive recommendation letter from an immediate supervisor.
Curriculum: The EMT program may be completed by
The core curriculum consists of a combination of lecture,
clinicals, and skills laboratory hours.
EMS1119 Emergency Medical Technician
EMS1401 Emergency Medical Technician Lab
EMS1335 Emergency Vehicle Operator
EMS1555 EMS Trauma Management
TOTAL EMT CERTIFICATE HOURS
* Minimum grade of "C" required
+ Prerequisites required
# Applies only to AS degree, and Certificate programs