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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Quick Facts

EMTs work alongside paramedics in the delivery of basic life support procedures and emergency pre-hospital care.

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Job Titles & Career Info

Our Program

Why choose EMT?

  • Work with a team in fast-paced, unpredictable situations
  • Help save lives in emergency situations
  • Enter the emergency medical services field right away but know you can return to apply your certificate toward our Paramedic Programs to advance in your career

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Work with paramedics, police & firefighters at emergency sites
  • Answer emergency calls & transport patients to medical facilities
  • May perform medical services at the scene

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

What do I need to work as an EMT?

Texas EMT Certification

Successfully complete these 2 courses:

And you can qualify to:

What about the TCC EMT Certificate?

If you need financial aid to be able to earn Texas EMT Certification, then you will need to complete our Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.

Open Enrollment with Requirements

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

However, you must meet the EMT enrollment requirements.

Get the details on these pages:

Additional Fees

These estimates are for program-specific costs and are subject to change. We have tried to identify the current cost of all books and materials, as well as estimates for meals and parking while on clinical rotations.

Program Component Approximate
Cost Per Semester
Books $180
Uniforms $150
Miscellaneous $270
Registry/Certification $140

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Degrees & Certificates


How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
CRT1 Emergency Medical Technician 18 $1,152


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northeast Campus

Health Sciences Department

Visit NHSC, Room 1131

Call 817-515-6435


Updated January 20, 2023