Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician Combined
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.
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.
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
Program #P430217 CIP #0743020313
*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)
Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance
Physical Exam and Immunizations
Medical Evaluation (Fire Fighter only)
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)
*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: 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.
Day: 8 months
Eve: 13.5 months
East Campus, Lakewood Ranch