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3 basic factors to know in choosing an EMT School

There are many different factors that one should consider when choosing an EMT school. In all the factors, one thing remains constant, and that is you want to make the right choice in which school to choose.  The first of many things you need to decide about is the type of certification you are wishing to choose. Classifications and certifications vary from state to state, so it is really important to research carefully what type you are looking for. This decision will affect the cost and duration of your training and also your future pay rate. When you decide on the type of program you are looking to pursue you can narrow down your search based on many important factors such as cost, reputation and location. A few additional factors to consider when choosing an EMT school are listed below.

# 1 Type of Emergency Medical Service Personnel

There are many different types of people in the Emergency Medical training field. Some work within a private sector such as a health care provider, a bus driver, or outdoor leaders. Some also work within the county or state level in ambulances, and hospitals. Each of these types of trainings varies on the focus of the level of education, number of hours required for completing your training and the course. If you wish to become an EMT it is required to receive state specific certification. There are a few different levels to EMT personnel training and certification which include:

  • First responder
  • EMT Basic
  • EMT Intermediate
  • Paramedic

#2 State to State Specific EMT Certification and Training

Choosing an EMT School depends on which state you would like to work in. Each state has different licensing requirements. The National Registry of EMTs or NREMT provides you with National EMT verification but obtaining this does not guarantee your state licensing. You must become familiar with your states EMT certification levels. Each state recognizes only certain education providers. An EMT license is typically state specific, but each county within the particular state can operate a different type of EMT personnel.

# 3 Emergency Medical services training in general

If you are interested in going through emergency services training but not quite ready to take the step to become an EMT there are a variety of generically first aide certifications you can receive. Those include

  • First Response Primary Care or CPT
  • Secondary Care or First aid
  • Automated External De-fibrillation
  • Care for children

In addition some further training courses for EMT certification includes the following:

Advanced Medical Support: This is around a 16 hour program which helps to approach patient assessment. It will include airway management, respiratory failure, chest pain, and abdominal pain.

When it comes to making a decision on choosing an EMT school it can be an overwhelming experience. But once you have done your research in determining the best school for you, you will be glad you did.

FLORIDA – Paramedic & EMT Training Schools

Valencia Community College

  • At Valencia we never stop asking the big questions about why we exist and what is our purpose. As we strive to have our students learn as much as possible for as little as possible, we constantly look back at our history and mission to make sure we’re on the right track. These documents aren’t just words to us, they help explain who we are and why we’re here.

St. Petersburg College

  • St. Petersburg College gives you a solid foundation for achievement and success in school and the workplace. With more than 100 academic programs and an innovative network of support and partnerships, we put your dreams within reach. In a recent survey, 98 percent of graduates say they would recommend SPC to a friend for the variety of our flexible, affordable opportunities.

Miami Dade College

  • Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse college in the nation. With eight campuses and more than 174,000 students from across the world, the College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. MDC features numerous Continuing education classes, online credit classes through the Virtual College,  the New World School of the Arts, The Honors College, and Dual enrolment.

Brevard Community College, Cocoa CampusFlorida

  • Brevard Community College, located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, is a two-year, co-educational, publicly supported post-secondary institution. Half a century later, Brevard Community College’s 28,000 students take classes each year on one of four brick-and-mortar campuses that span 544 acres throughout the county. Most also take part in online learning offered through eBrevard.

North Florida Community College

  • NFCC is located in Madison, Florida at 325 NW Turner Davis Drive. Madison lies in the center of NFCC’s six county service area, off of I-10 near I-75, and is near such major Florida cities as Tallahassee and Jacksonville. NFCC is also just minutes away from the Georgia border and is a short distance from the Gulf of Mexico and cities bordering the Atlantic Ocean. North Florida Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate in arts degree, associate in science degree, associate in applied science degree, as well as career and technical certificates.

College of Central Florida

  • Central Florida Junior College was established in 1957 when community leaders and citizens envisioned an educational resource that would help Marion, Citrus and Levy counties to grow and prosper.  In 1958, Hampton Junior College opened as one of the first black, two-year colleges in the state, and in 1966 the colleges merged. The name was changed to Central Florida Community College in 1971 to reflect more accurately the character and purpose of the college serving a larger community. In 2010, the college changed its name to College of Central Florida.

Palm Beach Community College

  • Palm Beach State has proudly served our students and the residents of Palm Beach County for 80 years. From its humble beginning in 1933, the college has experienced remarkable growth, rising from a small junior college with 41 students to a comprehensive state college serving 49,000 students annually at four locations strategically located throughout the county. Courses offered via the Internet are providing thousands of students locally and from around the world access to our programs at the College.

Pasco-Hernando Community College

  • As Florida’s newest community college, Pasco-Hernando Community College combines high tech educational facilities and state-of-the-art programs with a traditional focus on teaching. With campuses located in natural, peaceful landscapes abundant with lush foliage and wildlife, PHCC provides all the advantages of a private liberal arts education— personalized attention, highly credentialed faculty, career and academic programs, and small class sizes— all at an affordable public community college price. Our AA program gives students a solid foundation in the arts and sciences with a choice of major emphasis in teaching, business, engineering and the social and behavioral sciences. Our Associate in Arts degree even comes with a guarantee: guaranteed admission into one of Florida’s 11 public universities as a junior.