The program is designed to provide an opportunity for persons interested in pre-hospital emergency care to become skilled in basic emergency care to save lives and reduce injury. The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of EMS, has approved Pensacola State College as a training center for EMT and paramedic. Graduates are eligible to take the State EMT Certification examination. Health Program applications are available from the Admissions Specialist, Health Programs Office on the Warrington Campus or on the Pensacola State College website at www. pensacolastate.edu, click on Warrington Campus, then Emergency Medical Technician program for specific details.
All application requirements must be completed before a student will be considered eligible for admission to this program. Minimum requirements for eligibility to the program include a high school diploma or GED, with an overall 2.0 grade point average, and one of the following current CPR cards:
- American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider level
- American Red Cross, Professional Rescuer level
- American Safety and Health Institute, CPR PRO
Admission is competitive among eligible applicants. Applicants who have
- applied to the college
- submitted official transcripts
- submitted the health-related application, including a copy of the appropriate CPR card, and
- who meet all minimum criteria as listed above, will achieve candidate status (ranked by the date the college receives documentation of completion of all criteria). Candidates will be notified to attend a mandatory orientation when a seat is available to enter the program. Each fall and spring class is limited to 32 students; summer term is limited to 24 students.
Candidates who do not attend the mandatory orientation will be removed from candidacy, if not approved to do so by the program director. Therefore, it is vital that contact information be kept current with the Health Admissions Specialist, and the candidate needs to check Pirate mail regularly.
Once the current class is filled, the remaining candidates will be placed in the next available class in rank order. Final admission to the program is contingent upon submission of a completed physical examination/immunization form, and a background check and drug screen as required by the college.
Candidates who have serious issues present in a background check may not be able to complete the program. If such information is present on the background screen, please contact the program director or department head prior to admission to the program.
*If applicable, any documents related to this program of study can be found listed under the Documents section on this web page.
*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Health Sciences Department for assistance in planning your program of study.