EMT Admissions

1. Apply to HCC. Once admitted, complete the Online Orientation and Registration Workshop. Follow all instructions listed in the Welcome Email, Orientation, Workshop, and on the “EMT Admissions Info” page below. 

2. Submit all official transcripts (high school, any colleges attended, and any AP/CLEP/IB transcripts that may be applicable). *Note: any AP/CLEP or IB transcripts must be submitted to HCC directly from College Board or International Baccalaureate (IB) Corporation. College credits and test scores must be sent from the original source.  Transcripts may take several weeks to be evaluated. The evaluation process cannot be accelerated. It is recommend that student submit transcripts two months before the registration period begins. If transcripts are not received, this could postpone the student’s ability to register.  

3. Be at least 18 years of age by the first day of classes.

4. Have GED or high school diploma. Current high school or Dual Enrollment students are not eligible. High school seniors are not eligible for the EMT program until the fall semester after graduation because of the availability of official high school transcripts by the School District/High Schools. 

5. Have college level placement scores or college level English and math coursework.  If college-level English Composition 1 and a college-level math course (e.g. STA 2023, MAC 1105, MGF 1106, MGF 1107, MAT 1033, etc.) have already been completed, the placement test will not be required. The minimum required test scores are as follows: 

Accuplacer SAT ACT PERT
Reading: 83 Verbal: 24  Reading: 19  Reading: 84
Writing: 83 Verbal: 24 English: 17 Writing: 90
  Math: 24 Math: 19 Math: 96

*Placement test scores are only valid for two (2) years.  

*If you have taken one of these placement tests at another institution, please forward an official test score transcript to the college. For further information about transferring in test scores, please contact the Registrar’s Office

*If you must take the PERT, please visit an Advising Office at any HCC campus to obtain a test pass. This test pass allows students to take the test at an HCC Testing Center. No appointment is necessary. Visit the Testing webpage to learn more about the HCC Testing Center’s hours of operation.

6. Have a cumulative college GPA of at least a 2.0. This does not apply to students with no prior college coursework.  

7. Be free from physical or mental defects or diseases which might impair your ability to function as an EMT. 

8. Be free from addiction to narcotics or any controlled substances.

9. Provide proof of immunizations and PPD within one year of starting EMT  ** All Health Sciences students are required to submit to a criminal background check, random drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor and provide documentation of up-to-date immunizations. More information about immunizations, background checks, and physical will be covered at the mandatory EMT information sessions. You may also contact the Clinical Liaison’s Office by email: clinicaloffice@hccfl.edu or voicemail system at 813.253.7482 with additional questions. 

10. Complete an FDLE Criminal Background Check and other clinical requirements.

11. Wait for all submitted academic documents and information (transcripts, proof of residency, test scores, etc.) to be received, evaluated and verified by the college. This process can take several weeks. Registration will not be possible until all documents have been verified.