ADMISSIONS

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

This is a diploma program. The following are requirements, which are required for admission into to the Emergency Medical Technician program offered at ETA:

  • Completed Application & Registration Form
  • All students must sign an enrollment agreement and receipt of policy and procedures acknowledging responsibility for its content.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age upon graduation from our program. Those students starting class under 18 years of age must submit proof of parent/guardian consent.
  • High School Graduate or GED completion. If the validity of the High School is questioned the school will request transcripts and an original Diploma as well as verify the institution with the Florida Department of Education at www.floridaschoolchoice.org. A student’s self-certification is not sufficient documentation and there is no appeal process if the school is unable to validate high school graduation and completion.
  • Applicants must be in good physical health as documented by a Licensed Physician; a physical exam form is included in the application and must be within six months from the date of submission.
  • Personal medical insurance coverage is recommended, but not required. If you choose to enroll in the course without insurance, you must sign a medical insurance waiver prior to class commencement.
  • ETA programs requiring field internships; students must have updated vaccination records including proof of immunity by way of blood titter for Varicella; Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR); current (no later than seven (7) year at the time of enrollment) PPD test with results and if positive (a Chest X-Ray is required and must be within 2 years), and the Hepatitis B vaccine inoculation series (Hepatitis vaccinations can be refused, student must sign a declination form). If a student has no immunity to MMR, he/she must receive two (2) MMR booster shots (each 30 days apart).
  • Documentation of American citizenship, i.e., U.S. Residency, or Student Visa Waiver, and must provide a Social Security Card.
  • All applicants must pass a 10-panel drug test and possess a clear background investigation. At their own expense.
  • All students are required to obtain a current CPR Certification. We recommend Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider via the American Heart Association.
  • All students need to possess a current State ID or Driver’s License.
  • All students meeting entrance requirements will be admitted to the program. However, as classes do have a maximum occupancy, students will be admitted to the program based on the submission date of the completed application. After class occupancy has reached its’ limit, any additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

**ETA assures that all applicants are treated equally without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or national origin. ETA is an equal opportunity educational facility.

**SPECIAL NOTE: Information in this catalog is accurate as of time of publication. The school reserves the right to change courses of study, course content, fees, program requirements, class schedules, and academic calendar, or to make other changes deemed necessary or desirable, giving advance notice of change whenever possible. Students already enrolled will not be affected by tuition increases or changes.

PARAMEDIC TRAINING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

The following are requirements, which are required for admission into the paramedic program offered at ETA:

  • Completed Application & Registration Form
  • All students must sign an enrollment agreement and receipt of policy and procedures acknowledging responsibility for its content.
  • Student must be at least 18 years of age upon graduation from our program. Those students starting class under 18 years of age must submit proof of parent/guardian consent.
  • High School Graduate or GED completion. If the validity of the High School is questioned the school will request transcripts and an original Diploma as well as verify the institution with the Florida Department of Education at www.floridaschoolchoice.org. A student’s self-certification is not sufficient documentation and there is no appeal process if the school is unable to validate high school graduation and completion.
  • EMT students that have recently graduated may enroll in the Paramedic program, however, are required to have their EMT State of Florida certification by the end of the academic phase one (midterm).
  • Applicant must be in good physical health as documented by a Licensed Physician; a physical exam form is included in application and must be within six months from date of submission. • Personal medical insurance coverage is recommended, but not required. If you choose to enroll in the course without insurance, you must sign a medical insurance waiver prior to class commencement.
  • ETA programs requiring field internships; students must have updated vaccination records including proof of immunity by way of blood titter for Varicella; Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR); current (no later than seven (7) year at the time of enrollment) PPD test with results and if positive (a Chest X-Ray  is required and must be within 2 years), and the Hepatitis B vaccine inoculation series (Hepatitis  vaccinations can be refused, student must sign a declination form). If a student has no immunity to MMR, he/she must receive two (2) MMR booster shots (each 30 days apart).
  • Documentation of American citizenship, i.e., U.S. Residency, or Student Visa Waiver, provide a Social Security Card.
  • All applicants must pass a 10-panel drug test and possess a clear background investigation. At their own expense.
  • All students are required to obtain a current CPR Certification. We recommend Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider via the American Heart Association.
  • All students need to possess a current State ID or Driver’s License.
  • All students meeting entrance requirements will be admitted to the program. However, as classes do have a maximum occupancy, students will be admitted to the program based on the submission date of the completed application. After class occupancy has reached its’ limit, any additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Each program may have additional admission requirements please refer to policy and procedure booklet for desired program.

**ETA assures that all applicants are treated equally without regard to race, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or national origin. ETA is an equal opportunity educational facility. **

SPECIAL NOTE: Information in this catalog is accurate as of time of publication. The school reserves the right to change courses of study, course content, fees, program requirements, class schedules, and academic calendar, or to make other changes deemed necessary or desirable, giving advance notice of change whenever possible. Students already enrolled will not be affected by tuition increases or changes.

ADDITIONAL STANDARD ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR EMT/PARAMEDIC:

Completed & Signed Enrollment Form.

Student Application Form, Background & Drug Screening Authorization Forms, Personal Medical Insurance Waiver, High School Attestation Form, Personal Medical Insurance Form/Waiver, Emergency Contact Form, Release of Information Authorization.

Signature sheet confirming receipt and acknowledgement of responsibility for all policy and procedure information contained within the School Catalog.

Personal Medical Insurance Coverage: Although not required it is highly recommended. If you do have medical coverage we request that you submit proof of insurance so that we may maintain in it in your student file. Individuals without medical insurance who are interested in obtaining coverage can visit www.ehealthinsurance.com/florida-health-insurance/health-plans/student for information on varying plans and providers.

  • If you choose to enroll without medical coverage you will be required to sign a medical insurance waiver prior to class commencement. This document will be kept in your student file

CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES:

Courses for healthcare providers have the following restrictions:

ALS Courses:

ALS Courses (such as ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, AMLS, and EPC) are available only for individuals who possess a paramedic license or higher (i.e. RN, medical Doctor, etc.)

In order to get recertified your certification must be current (not expired). Otherwise, you will have to register for the initial certification 16 hour course.

BLS Courses for healthcare providers:
BLS Courses (i.e. CPR for healthcare Providers) are available only for individuals who possess an EMT license or higher (i.e. Paramedic, RN, etc.).
In order to get recertified your certification must be current, if certification has expired, you will have to register for the initial certification 8 hour course.

Courses for Laypersons (CPR, First Aid, etc.) do not have any requirements and are available for any member of the community.