Program Overview

EMT - Program Overview


Barry University’s objective is to become the premier provider of emergency preparedness and training for the residents of South Florida. The University will, through superior Emergency Medical Technician education, emphasize both a positive caring attitude and “educational mentorship” in its approach. These in turn will prepare our students to become knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of our community. The University has gathered a team with much experience in emergency public safety to create the type of educational programs required to provide superior training.


$1,890 - includes books, materials and liability insurance charges (excludes background screening). The background screening cost is a separate process and payable to American Databank.

Payment is due at time of registration.

Students can use their VA benefits or Military Spouse benefits MyCAA (Military Spouse Career Advancement Account)


The EMT training program has been designed to exceed the minimum requirements of the State of Florida, providing you with a stronger foundation for your future career.

EMT Lecture - 140 hours

EMT Lab - 60 hours

Hospital Clinical - 16 hours

Ambulance / Fire-Rescue Ride Time - 40 hours

Each class is capped at thirty students, and the Lab and Hospital Clinical portions have a 6:1 student-instructor ratio.

Affiliation Agreements

Barry University's EMT program has many partnerships with hospital and rescue services where students can complete their externship training, including:

  • South Broward Hospital District
  • American Medical Response
  • Village of Key Biscayne Fire Rescue
  • University Health Center
  • City of Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue
  • Town of Davie Fire Rescue
  • Miami Children’s Hospital