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EMT Personel
Program Snapshot
Academic CredentialCertificate
Total Credit Hours12
Academic PathwayPublic Safety
AdvisorMs. Liliana Zamora - RP, BS
EMS Program Director
850.769.1551 ext. 5632

Senior Administrative AssistantVictoria Byrd
850.7691551, ext. 5615

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Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate

Begin a Career as an Emergency Medical Technician

Why should I apply to the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program?

If you care about helping the sick and injured, don't want to sit behind a desk, and are looking for a job that is different everyday, then becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the job for you. You will start a career where everyday is  the same and different at the same time. The EMT Program is the beginning level on the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ladder. EMTs receive training in basic life support measures, patient assessment, cardiac arrest skills, oxygen therapy, shock prevention, bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization, and vehicle extraction.

How long is the EMT Certificate Program?

The EMT program is a one semester twelve (12) credit hour program offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. 

Once completing the EMT program, students will have the opportunity to continue to the Paramedic program after receiving their EMT licensure and 6 months of hands on employment.

An Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services is also available. This option expands the EMT Program to 73 credit hours, which includes Paramedic and general education courses

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Emergency Medical Technician Course Requirements


EMS Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program Accreditation

The Gulf Coast State College EMT Program is accredited by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

What can you do with a Emergency Medical Technician Certificate?

EMT job responsibilities include:

Give CPR
Give oxygen
Administer glucose to diabetic patients
Help people who are having asthma attacks or allergic reactions
Extricate patients and prepare them for transport

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians describes four categories of emergency medical practitioners:

Emergency medical responders (EMRs)
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs)
Advanced emergency medical technicians

EMT Equipment
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Emergency Medical Technician Lab

The EMT lab is located in the Public Safety/EOC Building on the North Bay Campus in Southport.

Are you ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

Apply to Gulf Coast

Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


Register for Classes

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.