Emergency Medical Technician

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Program Overview Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Barry University's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provides high quality state-of-the-art first response education and training skills essential for public safety. Because there are clear expectations for improved health, value and efficiency in the EMS field, the need for a quality EMS program in an accredited higher learning institution is a logical progression for the EMS community.

Professional first responders attend to the needs of individuals and communities during times of crises, disasters, and emergencies. EMT and Paramedic training can help advance careers in many pre-hospital care categories, such as emergency rooms, security-related fields, ski patrols, harbor supervision and life guarding.

Career opportunities for first responders trained as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are projected to grow by 24 percent before 2024, at a rate greater than other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Highlights

  • Certification

    State Certification

    Barry has established a 15-week training program leading to a Certificate of Completion. The course, approved by the State of Florida’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, provides preparation for the NREMT certification exam.
  • Instructor

    Qualified Instructors

    Instructors, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics, are all pre-screened and hired under Barry University standards.
  • Accelerated Learning

    Integrated Learning

    Classroom sessions meet three days a week and are available at night and on weekends as well. Along with classroom work, there are skills labs in which techniques are demonstrated, learned and mastered, externships – ride-time with fire-rescue units and on ambulances where you primarily observe but may well be called on to participate in crises situations, and internships – observing and participating in life-saving stabilization techniques in hospital emergency rooms.
  • Goals2

    Prepared for Success

    A Barry education carries with it the prestige and distinction of having studied under the supervision of a great University. Barry has included in its Emergency Medical Technician Program experienced guest speakers to offer insights into career paths, and help you set goals for higher achievement and higher rewards.


Barry University invites all future emergency responders to join us for our next Emergency Medical Technician training! Offering both day and night classes taught by experts in the field of emergency medicine and response, this 15-week program is a direct pathway toward becoming an EMT.
Students will not only learn emergency-response techniques but practice them during field rides and clinical rotations at area hospitals.
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 09:30am to 1:30pm. There is field, lab and hospital requirements which will vary.

  • Monday nights from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:00pm. There is field, lab, and hospital clinical requirements which will vary

  • Students will have the choice of a day or night schedule. Day schedule is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 09:30am to 1:30pm and night is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. There is field, lab and hospital requirements which will vary.


Barry University’s EMT program is $2750 plus $50.00 Lab fees ($1300.00 due once you are registered and the remaining $1500 is due by 4pm on January 17, 2022.

This cost includes tuition, and there is a 50.00 fee for lab supplies and uniform POLO shirts.

You MUST purchase your EMT book prior to the first day of class. Please contact the school PRIOR To purchasing the book to get proper edition, see information provided.


The tuition cost for Barry University’s EMT Training program is $2,750 plus an additional $50.00 fee for lab supplies and uniform polo shirts. ($1,300 is due at the time of registration and the remaining $1,500 is due by 4:00 PM on January 14, 2022.

There are no prerequisites and you do not have to be a current Barry student to enroll. The program is open to everyone who has a high school diploma or GED and includes the following components:

· (EMT 091) EMT Lecture

· (EMT 091L) EMT Laboratory

· (EMT 143) Field Rides and Hospital Clinical days

Additionally, you MUST purchase your course textbook prior to the first day of class. Please contact us to ensure you are purchasing the correct edition.

How to Register

All applicants must complete the background screening process through Complio. The fee for the Barry EMS Screen Package is $116 with an additional $24 required for hospital compliance, for a total of $140.

While financial aid is not available for the EMT Training Program, we encourage you to explore options for student loans.

The choice is yours to make. For more information on the Barry University EMT Training Program, or to reserve a spot for upcoming classes, call 305-899-3352.

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