Emergency Medical Technician

Career Coach buttonOur Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program teaches basic life support procedures. EMT is the entry-level certification for EMS. EMTs work alongside paramedics in the delivery of pre-hospital care.

Successful completion of this program entitles the student to sit for the National Registry examination and apply for the certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Enroll in Our Program

Our EMT program is open enrollment, so no prior approval is required from the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.

However, you do have to meet the following requirements. You must:

  • Be enrolled at TCC and meet the TSI requirements for credit courses before enrolling in the EMT program courses
  • Be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED
  • Submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug screen as well as show proof of state required immunizations prior to the start of class: See our complete list of Requirements for EMT StudentsListen (PDF will open in a new window) 

Required Courses

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Completion of the EMT program does not assure admission into the Paramedic program.

Check the academic calendar for course registration deadlines and check for course availability on WebAdvisor.

Learn More About Our Program

Read our EMT General InformationListen  (PDF will open in a new window)

Course Schedules

Fall Semester

Courses are for 16 weeks and begin in August each year.

  • Monday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 1–5 p.m. or 6–10 p.m.

Spring Semester

Courses are for 16 weeks and begin in January each year.

  • Monday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 1–5 p.m. or 6–10 p.m.

Summer Semester

Courses run through Summer I and Summer II and begin in late May (11-week course) or early June (9-week course)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 6–10 p.m. (11-week course)
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (9-week course)

2 Mandatory Orientations

Not enrolled in the EMT program?

Do not attend these meetings if you are not enrolled for the Summer 2016 semester.

Enrolled in the EMT program?

Do attend the following 2 orientation meetings if you are enrolled for the Summer 2016 semester.

Class Orientation Meetings

If you are an enrolled student, you must attend 1 of the following EMT Class Orientation Meetings.

  • Place: NHSC 1110
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Dates:
    • April 20 (Wednesday)
    • April 25 (Monday)
    • May 4 (Wednesday)
    • June 2 (Thursday)

This meeting will cover immunization requirements and procedures for completing the required drug screening and criminal background check. Without a complete immunization record and a completed and passed drug screen and criminal background check, students will not be allowed to enroll in the EMT program.

Clinical Orientation Meetings

If you are enrolled in the Summer 2016 EMT program, you must also attend 1 of the following EMT Clinical Orientation Meetings.

You are required to come dressed in their clinical uniform (white shirt and blue pants) in order to attend the Clinical Orientation meetings. You are also required to come prepared to take notes (e.g., bring pen and paper).

  • Place: NHSC 1110 (please check website for latest information; location subject to change)
  • Dates and times:
    • June 6 (Monday): 6–10 p.m.
    • June 8 (Wednesday): 8 a.m.–noon
    • June 9 (Thursday): 1–5 p.m.

EMT Packet

Items contained in the EMT packet are due the first day of class. No exceptions.

You, the student, are responsible for making sure you have your EMT packet before the start of classes.

If you registered for the EMT courses after the last scheduled EMT Class Orientation meeting, please contact the Health Sciences office at 817-515-6435 or stop by NHSC 1118A, to make sure you get your EMT packet



Stephen Smith, EMT Associate Professor


Updated February 22, 2016


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