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Who We Are

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 illnesses 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 90 hours of clinical experience with pre-hospital care agencies and hospital emergency rooms. Graduates are qualified to work as basic care providers in emergency medical systems, hospitals, and industrial medicine.

Start your path with an Emergency Medical Technician diploma

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Education Pathway

This certificate is a prerequisite to the Paramedic certificate program and/or may be counted towards the Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree.

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Additional Information about the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate


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.

key dates

Spring (January - May)

Day Program - Section 801
Lecture: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lab: 2:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Day Program - Section 802
Lecture: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lab: 8:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Night Program - Section 875
Lecture: 6 - 10:30 p.m.
Lab: 6 - 10:30 p.m.


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