Emergency Medical Technician

EMT Program Description

The EMT program offered by Emergency Training Academy (ETA) is based on the curriculum set forth by the United States Department of Transportation. This 300-hour program uses three objectives for teaching; Cognitive, Affective, and Psychomotor. The student must successfully pass each phase of the EMT program, which covers, didactic, hands-on training, hospital rotations, and field internship that is addressed in the student handbook.

The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the EMT student to provide pre-hospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and providing patient transportation.

Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

EMT Program Objectives

  • The student shall complete all the requirements set forth by United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The student will need to have earned a minimum of 73% cumulative average prior to Final Examinations. In addition, student must Pass Written Final Examination with 73% or greater.
  • The student will need to have successfully completed and passed the practical portion of the EMT Basic course, set forth by the National Registry guidelines.
  • Successfully complete the required clinical and field externship rotations, including documentation requirements, set forth by ETA.
  • Be competent in all the objectives of the National curriculum.
  • Demonstrate and comprehend all the clinical and didactic material through a final exam and practical.
  • Demonstrate good behavior throughout the course.
  • Be able to assist in becoming a new entry level EMT-B by displaying a professional attitude set forth by new employers.
  • Acknowledge the need for continuing education

EMT Course Structure

EMB-100 – EMT Lecture

152 Clock Hours
Course Deliver: Residential
The following EMT lectures sessions are presented:

  • Preparatory (Includes 4 hours Florida AIDS/HIV Education)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Scene Size-Up
  • Patient Assessment
  • Airway
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Cardiology Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Pediatric Emergencies
  • Trauma Emergencies
  • Ambulance Operations
EMB-101 – EMT Lab

52 Clock Hours
The following labs will be taught along with the lecture:

  • Psychomotor Evaluation
  • Patient Assessment
  • Airway Adjuncts
  • Bandage
  • Spinal Immobilization
  • Stair Chair
  • Scoop Stretcher
  • Lifting Patients
  • Glucometer Operations
  • Obtaining Vital Signs
  • EKG Set-up
  • KED
  • Traction Splint
  • Assisting a patient with a medication
  • Medical scenarios

EMB-102 – EMT Externship(s)
96 Total Clock Hours

24 Clock Hours

Students will complete supervised hospital externship rotation(s) with a ETA Instructor in an Emergency Department (ED). This course is designed to orientate the student regarding the role an Emergency Medical Technician assumes in an Emergency Department within a hospital.

The Emergency Department rotation allows the student to perform skills learned in the classroom on actual patients. These skills include but are not limited to:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Bandaging
  • Assisting doctors and nurses
  • Overall Patient Care
  • Concept of team work.

72 Clock Hours

Students are to complete supervised externships assigned at local Fire-rescue departments and ambulance service providers. This course is designed to introduce and establish awareness regarding the role an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) assumes in a field setting. The rescue/ambulance rotation allows the student to perform skills learned in the classroom on actual patients. These skills include but are not limited to:

  • Patient Care
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Immobilization
  • Working in an uncontrolled environment
  • Proper documentation
  • Concept of team-work

Total EMT Program Hours

Course CodeCourse TitleContact HoursSemester Credits
EMB 100EMT Lecture15210
EMB 101EMT Laboratory521
EMB 102EMT Externship962