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Emergency Medical Technician (Limited Access Program), Applied Technical Diploma

Program Information

Applied Tech. Diploma - Code 1960/0960 - Catalog 2017/2018

Megan Johnson, Senior Staff Assistant,

Martha Driscoll, Clinical Coordinator, 386-506-4159,

EMS Department Email,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes


The mission of the Emergency Medical Technician program is to provide students with the necessary training and practices to deliver high quality, caring patient care in the pre-hospital environment, emphasizing student success and embracing excellence and diversity.


The program teaches students the basic skills and techniques of pre-hospital emergency medical care. The course emphasizes developing skills in recognizing the symptoms of illness and injuries, and the application and proper procedures essential in delivering basic life support to the sick and injured. The program is designed to prepare students for state certification in emergency care; however, it also is open for students who wish to take it for personal development. Training includes 60 hours of clinical experience with pre-hospital care agencies and a hospital emergency room. Graduates are qualified to work as basic care providers in emergency medical systems, hospitals, and industrial medicine. Job title: Emergency Medical Technician.

This certificate serves as a prerequisite to the Paramedic certificate program. Credits earned in this program may be counted for the Emergency Medical Services degree.

Program Accreditation: The Daytona State College EMS Program is approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, as meeting all statutory requirements of section 401 for EMS Training Centers in Florida. The Daytona State College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

College Accreditation: Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and bachelor's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Exhibit effective communication within the Emergency Medical Technician profession.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the expectations for entry level Emergency Medical Technician provider.
  3. Demonstrate safe practices within the Emergency Technician Service profession.

Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $1,229*

Access Fee: $15.12 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: $213 (including liability insurance)

Textbooks/Equipment: $175

Uniforms: $200

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen: $90

State Application: $105

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Attendance at the EMS Orientation Session is Mandatory - Date and time will be announced by the EMS Program.
  • Applications are accepted until courses are full or the stated application deadline, whichever comes first.
  • An early application window will be made available only to students who meet the following criteria: 
o Agency sponsored students with an agency sponsorship letter
o Agency employed students needing licensure for advancement opportunities
o Active Duty Military with a current Military ID
o Veteran’s with Honorable Discharge with DD214 showing Honorable Discharge
o Current DSC Fire Program Students (must successfully complete Fire program and adhere to all EMT application submittal deadlines to keep preferred seating in EMT)

Application preference will be honored until the application window opens for candidates not meeting the aforementioned criteria. Once the general application window is open, it is a first come, first serve basis to ALL applicants regardless of status. Dates for both application windows are available on the EMS home page  


EMT Graduates have been employed at the local public safety agencies, theme parks and local hospitals.

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

EMS1119CEmergency Medical Technician I and Lab


EMS1431Emergency Medical Technician Clinical/Field Experience


Sample Program of Study

EMS1119CEmergency Medical Technician I and Lab


EMS1431Emergency Medical Technician Clinical/Field Experience


EMS1119C, EMS1431: The two (2) courses (EMS1119C & EMS1431) must be taken together in the same semester.

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 12