Emergency Medical Technician ATD

Program Details

Program Description:

Industry Certification: Florida Department of Health National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Certified in BLS.

Train to be: An EMT

This is an instructional program that prepares students for employment as emergency medical technicians (Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics) to function at the basic pre-hospital emergency medical technician level and treat various medical/trauma conditions using appropriate equipment and materials. The content includes but is not limited to patient assessment, airway management, cardiac arrest, external and internal bleeding and shock, traumatic injuries, fractures, dislocations, sprains, poisoning, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, acute abdomen, communicable diseases, patients with abnormal behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, the unconscious state, emergency childbirth, burns, environmental hazards, communications, reporting, extrication and transportation of patient. The student must be proficient in patient assessment and evaluation, the use of suctioning devices, oral and nasal airways, resuscitation devices, oxygen equipment, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, splints of all types, pneumatic anti-shock garments, extrication tools, dressings and bandages, stretchers and patient carrying devices.

Articulation: This program is an Applied Technology Diploma (ATD) program that is part of a
technical degree program, is less than 60 credit hours, and leads to employment in a
specific occupation. An ATD program may consist of either technical credit or college
credit. A public school district may offer an ATD program only as clock hour credit,
with college credit awarded to a student upon articulation to a state college.

Start Date:

August, January

Program Length:

300 hours (including 60 hours minimum of clinical) – approximately 3 months to complete the day program and approximately 5+ months to complete the evening program (Not Pell Eligible)

Clinical Start Dates are set up individually between the EMS Clinical Coordinator and the student


Day: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Eve: Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211

Apply to MTC at https://www.manateetech.edu/apply-now/

Email MTCPublicSafety@manateeschools.net to request a virtual mandatory information session.

Program #W170212    CIP# 0351090413

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Exam and Immunizations

Price Varies

Background Check (All for Life)



Textbook Estimate (day)


Uniforms (2 T-Shirts for classroom and 1 Polo Shirt for clinical)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

State & National Testing Fees



Price Varies

Uniform Details: Black Cargo pants or Black Dickies pants. Program color shirt/polo (Gray T-Shirt for High School students only, Blue Polo for all). Work boots (zip up or laced).

*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Not Pell Eligible.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices: http://manateetech.edu/current-students/bookstore/
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks.

Possible Careers and Outlook:

29-2041.00       Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

31-9099.00       Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Program Facts

Job Placement


On-time Completion Rate



300 hrs, Clinical
Day (3 mos),
Evening (5+ mos)


East Campus,
Lakewood Ranch


On Campus: Day or Evening



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Mark Toler

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100 x 47134 
Email: MTCPublicSafety@manateeschools.net
or schedule an appointment:

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