Become an Emergency Medical Technician in Fort Lauderdale
The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that EMTs will still be a high-demand career for the next decade. You can become an Emergency Medical Technician in Fort Lauderdale, and we will tell you how.
Florida requirements for EMT
The state of Florida requires that EMTs have the proper education and training before entering the field. You must also pass the Florida certification and National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam.
What will you need to know to become an EMT? Your training will include human anatomy, CPR and AED, wound care, vital signs, and more. These are the skills that you use on the job when you work with patients.
Your first step toward becoming an EMT in Fort Lauderdale is enrolling in an approved program. Once you are trained and have passed the NREMT exam, you will be able to begin applying for jobs as an EMT.
EMT programs in Fort Lauderdale
HCI’s EMT program can be completed at our Fort Lauderdale campus, a convenient location for students in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. EMT students will train for about four months and should be ready for the certification exam upon graduation.
Theory courses take 150 clock hours. Get equipped with the knowledge base that EMTs rely on when they are out in the field. Your medical and human physiology knowledge is important when working with a variety of patients in different medical situations.
The hands-on labs (for 56 clock hours) let you apply what you learn in the theory courses. Simulated emergency medical situations take the lectures to a whole new level. You can practice what you have learned in a safe environment.
By the time you get to your externship, you should feel ready to experience the life of an EMT in real-world emergency medical situations. This 94-clock hour externship includes ride time with certified EMTs and Paramedics and hospital experience. Then you can take the EMT certification exam.
To apply to HCI’s program, you will need your high school transcripts, a student enrollment agreement, college application, and the application fee. Contact us at 954-626-0255 with questions or to request information. You can also request information online about the EMT diploma program.