The EMT Program contains 255 hours of training as follows:
- 105 hours of lecture
- 90 hours of lab
- 60 hours of clinical experience
Students will receive CPR and the Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVOC) training course within the program. The lecture and lab sessions are traditionally held on a three day per week schedule. The clinical experience hours are scheduled seperately.
The Clinical experience sessions will allow students to ride aboard an Advanced Life Support Ambulance, a Fire Department Engine Company, as well as participate in the hospital setting.
Public Safety and Healthcare Organizations that participate with our students:
- Volusia County Public Protection (EVAC)
- Daytona Beach Fire Department
- Holly Hill Fire Department
- Port Orange Fire Rescue
- New Smyrna Beach Fire Rescue
- Edgewater Fire Rescue
- Orange City Fire Department
- Deltona Fire Rescue
- Florida Hospital (Multiple Locations)
- Halifax Health (Multiple Locations)
- Bert Fish Medical Center
Students must successfully complete Lecture, Lab, and Clinical sections in order to apply to the State of Florida Bureau of EMS to sit for the certification exam.
For more information regarding the State of Florida Bureau of EMS, visit their website by clicking on their logo below:
All EMS programs are "limited access programs". Applications must be turned in completed in their entirety to be accepted.
Daytona State college EMT Special Admission Requirements:
- Applicants must be 18 years of age
- Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED
- Dual Enrollment is not accepted into the EMT program
- Acceptable entry scores on the TABE or PERT test
Applications Must Contain:
- A Completed physical examination on the provided form
- Proof of Hepatitis B injections or status
- Proof of Health Insurance
- High School, GED, and/or College Transcripts
- Copies of your Florida Drivers License and Social Security Card
- FDLE Background Check (if you have lived in Florida for one year or less, you must submit an equivalent background check from the state law enforcement agency covering your previous residence)
NOTE: Applicants for the EMT and Paramedic programs must be free of offenses that would disqualify one for employment in a health care or community health setting. This policy is a requirement of our clinical affiliates to meet state and federal regulations.
If you have been convicted or plead no contest, regardless of adjudication, to a felony charge, you are required to submit documentation of the date, location, facts, disposition of the charge, and, as applicable, documentation of the status of your civil rights after the felony conviction. You must submit a copy of the judgment of the each felony, all probation documents, and documents that are relevant to the felony, and your explanation of the offense(s) and any other arrests. Documentation, with the exception of your explanation, must be certified by a court of competent jurisdiction.
If you are interested in receiving more information on the EMT Program call the EMS Department Office at: 386-506-4122