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

Program Information

Applied Tech. Diploma - Code 0960 - Catalog 2018/2019

Teresa Campbell, Senior Staff Assistant, 386-506-4122,

David McCallister, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4177

Sheila Ellison, Director, 386-506-4201,

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 requirements set forth in Florida Statute 401. 


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.
  • Applications are accepted until courses are full or the stated application deadline, whichever comes first.  The dates for application submittal are available on the EMS homepage,
  • An early application window will be made available  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 Students currently enrolled in Daytona State College's Fire Fighter program (must adhere to all EMT application submittal deadlines).
  • Satisfactory results of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI background check and drug screening urinalysis.
  • Students will be required to wear uniforms.
  • Students will be held accountable for the policy and procedures of the Emergency Medical Technician program as outlined in the EMS student policy/rule book, as well as the college handbook.


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