The Emergency Medical Technician program is the beginning step toward a career in the exciting, growing field of Emergency Medical Services.
- Students in the EMT program learn the basics of emergency care from child birth to splitting and managing cardiac arrest.
- The program is 15 weeks long and includes lecture, skills labs and clinical experiences on ambulances and in an emergency department.
- Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for state certification and may find work as an EMT on ambulances, in hospitals, in industrial settings and more.
All of our courses earn college credit that can be applied toward a degree or transferred to another accredited college.
I was very interested in pre-hospital care as I grew up. I was attending CF in 1980 not sure what I wanted to do. I enrolled in the Emergency Medical Technician program and loved it. I began working as an EMT; 2 years later enrolled in the Paramedic program. After that I was able to finish my Associate in Arts degree focusing on Business.
I have spent 28 years in Marion County working in the field of Emergency Medical Care starting as a Basic EMT and traveling through the ranks up to Division Chief. I started my second Career working as A Firefighter / Paramedic Lieutenant with the Villages Public Safety Department.
CF gave me the education to follow my desire for what I wanted to do. I am very grateful for the education and great instructors who supported me, acting as my role models. For this reason I became an adjunct facility member and have been teaching at CF for about 20 years. I am proud of the Emergency Medical Services program and recommend it to all.