How to Become an EMT in Fort Lauderdale
You can train to become an EMT in Fort Lauderdale. This in-demand career only requires a high school diploma, training hours, and a certification exam. HCI offers an EMT program at our campus in Fort Lauderdale.
The Emergency Medical Technician degree at HCI can be completed in one semester (four months). Learning what it takes to be an EMT might not take long, but the courses are packed with knowledge and skills to make you ready for this career.
EMT training in Fort Lauderdale
Before you get to the hands-on portion of the program, you will participate in 150 theory clock hours. The lecture courses provide you with the knowledge base that you will need on the job. Medical terminology and techniques are discussed in detail.
Labs give you simulated experience to practice what you learn about in the lecture sessions. Learn how to work with patients and treat a variety of emergency medical conditions. You will have labs for 56 clock hours.
The final portion of the EMT program in Fort Lauderdale is the externship. As an EMT student, you will get the opportunity to ride in an ambulance with certified EMTs and Paramedics. You also get hospital experience. The entire externship is 94 clock hours.
The EMT certification
EMT is an entry-level certification into the field of Emergency Medical Services. It will be important that you invest the time it takes to master the concepts in your lectures and labs.
Once you get the required education and training, you are then qualified to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam. You will apply to become certified as an EMT in the state of Florida.
Becoming an EMT in Fort Lauderdale begins when you enroll in a Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services-approved training program. Health Career Institute is your destination for training to become an EMT.
Contact us at 954-626-0255 for more information. You can also request information online. Our campus in Fort Lauderdale is located at 4850 West Oakland Park Blvd. Suite 123. Train to become an EMT at a convenient location, and start your career as an Emergency Medical Technician sooner than you think!