Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician Combined

Program Details

Program Description

Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn FL-EMT and National Registry certifications. Program graduates are prepared to earn the Certified Firefighter (State of FL) certification.

Train to be Firefighter, Paramedic

The purpose of this program is to provide the necessary training required for students to become certified firefighters as well as licensed Emergency Medical Technicians. It is not intended for those who are currently certified/licensed as either firefighters or EMTs. Students wishing to add an additional certification to an existing credential must enroll in either the Firefighter program or the Emergency Medical Technician program.
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Law, Public Safety and Security and Health Science career clusters; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills.

International Students

If you have a degree from another country and and currently reside in the US, you are invited to apply.
Have a high school or bachelor’s degree translated from another country, a GED may not be required.
You only need a Social Security number for select East Campus programs.

We are NOT a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified institution and do NOT participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), or the F, J or M visas programs. We are not an I-20 institution.

Articulation: Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3)(b), F.S.

Start Date:

August, January

Program Length:

792 hours – approximately 8 months to complete the day program and approximately
13.5 months to complete the evening program


Day (EMT): Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Eve (EMT): Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Day (Fire): Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eve (Fire): Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211
(941) 752-8100

Apply to MTC at
Email to request a virtual mandatory information session.

Program #P430217 CIP #0743020313

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


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Exam and Immunizations

Price Varies

Medical Evaluation (Fire Fighter only)

Price Varies

Drug Screening (All for Life)


Background Check (All for Life)



Textbook Estimate (EMT) (Purchased Online)


Textbook Estimate (Fire) (Purchased Online)


Uniforms (EMT: 2 T-Shirts for classroom and 1 Polo Shirt for clinical) (Purchased at MTC Outfitters on Main Campus)


Uniforms (Fire: 2 T-Shirts, 1 Pair of Shorts for classroom) (Purchased at MTC Outfitters on Main Campus)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Fire II State Testing Fees – Practical Certification Exam


Fire II State Testing Fees – Written Exam (Pearson VUE Computer Testing)


EMS – State & National Testing Fees


Uniforms (pants, shoes, belt)

Price Varies

*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility
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:
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:
33-2011.00       Firefighters
29-2041.00       Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
31-9099.00       Healthcare Support Workers, All Other

Program Video

Promo Video

Program Facts

Job Placement


On-time Completion Rate



792 hours
Day: 8 months
Eve: 13.5 months


East Campus, Lakewood Ranch


Full-Time: Day
Part-Time: 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
or schedule an appointment:

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