Students graduate from SJR State EMT program

EMT graduates December 2021

Students from Clay, Putnam, St. Johns and other counties recently completed St. Johns River State College’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate program and are now ready for employment at the basic pre-hospital emergency medical technician level.

The EMT certification is the first step toward becoming a paramedic and prepares students to treat patients with various medical/trauma conditions. The training includes field experiences and clinicals scheduled with health care facilities within the region. Courses are held on SJR State’s Orange Park and Palatka campuses.

Recent EMT students who now have what workforce instructors and employers call the "competitive edge” include:

EMT graduates from Clay County: Tamika Beverly, Taylor Hall Brassel, Brianna Cahill, Kirin Cook, Korey LeBrasseur, Connor Pierson and Dalvin Singleton.

EMT graduates from Putnam County: Carlos Barahona, Samantha Brown and Chase Taylor.

EMT graduate from St. Johns County: Samantha Wood.

EMT graduates from other counties: Anna Lewis and Melanie Connelly (Alachua County); Aria Ciccotelli and Michael Santos (Duval).

SJR State EMT students receive the latest hands-on training through state-of-the-art ambulance, manikins and equipment. SJR State's health-sciences building is designed to simulate a real hospital where students are presented with "life-threatening" patient scenarios. Ride-alongs are also scheduled throughout the Northeast Florida region and provide students with "real-world" experiences.

For additional information about SJR State’s EMT and paramedic programs, visit



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
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