Emergency Medical Technician

Basic Program

Thank you for your interest in the EMT-Basic program at EFSC. All EMT classes are held on the Melbourne Campus. Class sizes are limited to 18 students. Come and join us for a fun, exciting and highly marketable career. Upon successful completion of the course, students earn an Applied Technology Diploma and are eligible to sit for the State of Florida (National NREMT) certification exam.

The Emergency Medical Technician Program is offered each semester, and it lasts one semester:

  • Day Class: Two days per week, Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 9 AM - 4 PM (Fall & Spring, 16 weeks) and 8 AM - 5 PM (Summer, 12 weeks)

  • Night Class: Three nights a week between Monday–Thursday from 6 - 10 PM. (Fall & Spring only, 16 weeks). The exact three days vary between semesters. A night class cannot be guaranteed unless we meet minimum enrollment. There are no night classes offered in the summer.

Clinical Hours: In addition to attending class each week, plan on dedicating 8-12 hours per week to complete your clinical hours. Clinical hours are completed in four main areas: a hospital, a private ambulance company (non-emergency patient transport), Brevard County Fire Rescue and a city fire department (911 first responders). This hands-on experience is a great way to understand the employment options for an EMT and to help you decide what path you want to take in your Emergency Medical Services career.   

EMT Application Steps

Step 1:  Review Application Steps, Check Deadlines & Important Meeting Dates

Since this is a limited access program with a special application process, it is important for prospective students to understand that there are application deadline dates and mandatory meeting dates. All interested persons should read the information provided here in the EMT Application Steps prior to applying for the program.

Public Safety Institute Application Deadline Dates

Note: Applications must be submitted by 4 PM on the deadline date. Late applications cannot be accepted.

  • Summer Term Start (May 2019) - March 13, 2019, by 4 PM)
  • Fall Term Start (August 2019) - June 24, 2019, by 4 PM
  • Spring Term Start (January 2020) – October 2019, exact date TBD, by 4 PM
  • Summer Term Start (May 2020) - March 2020, exact date TBD, by 4PM

Review the estimated expenses and program curriculum

Step 2:  Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College

New Students: Complete and properly file the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College, prior to program application deadline. The EFSC General Application is available online. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. Complete all general admissions requirements with the Admissions office.

Returning Students: If it has been over one year since you have taken a course at EFSC, you must readmit. The EFSC Readmit Application is available online. There is no fee to readmit.

EFSC Campus Admissions Offices can assist the general admission application process and accepted student requirements.

Step 3:  Verify Admissions Requirements

Verify with the Admissions Office that you have met all EFSC College Admissions requirements.

Log into your myEFSC student account and check for Registration Holds that may prevent you from registering for EMT program courses. Click to learn more about how to clear holds.

Step 4:  Complete Online Application for EMT Program

The deadline to apply to the Summer / May 2019 EMT program was March 13th. The EMS department does not accept late applications.

Complete the online Public Safety Institute Application and specify the intended program start. This application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline. It can be submitted while you are working on completing your general EFSC admissions requirements. Make sure you provide your personal email address on this application. There is a $25 non-refundable fee for the Public Safety Institute application which can be paid through your myEFSC online account or at a campus cashier's office no later than the application deadline.

Public Safety Institute Application Deadline Dates
  • Summer Term Start (May 2019) - March 13, 2019, by 4 PM)
  • Fall Term Start (August 2019) - June 24, 2019, by 4 PM
  • Spring Term Start (January 2020) – October 2019, exact date TBD, by 4 PM
  • Summer Term Start (May 2020) - March 2020, exact date TBD, by 4 PM

Step 5:  Group Intake Meeting

EMS staff will begin to contact applicants approximately three weeks prior to the Public Safety Institute Application deadline dates with an invitation to attend a Group Intake Meeting.

It is the applicant's responsibility to monitor their email Inbox/Spam folder to RSVP to their meeting invitation. The invitation will contain the date, time and location of this meeting and other important meeting details.

This meeting is mandatory and students will be notified of acceptance decisions following this Intake Meeting.

Step 6:  Orientation

Students will be notified following the Intake Meeting via Titan Email if they have been provisionally accepted into the program. Those students must attend the Orientation. The final acceptance will depend on the completion of orientation paperwork which includes the medical exam, immunizations, acceptable results of a required background check and drug screening, along with making sure your EFSC admissions and registration holds are resolved. Please refer to the EMT Accepted Students Requirements Page for additional information.

Contact Us

Melissa Walker, Student Advisor
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201-B

Vicki Schnider, Program Specialist
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201-N

Bill Farmer, Program Coordinator
Melbourne Campus, Building 8,
Room 201-I

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