EMT Program Enrollment Requirements

Am I eligible to enroll?

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

However, you must meet the program enrollment requirements.

Apply to TCC

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You must be accepted as a student and get a TCC Student ID number before you enroll in our EMT Program.

For more details, see How to Apply for Admission.

Meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Requirements

You must meet the TSI requirements for college credit courses before enrolling in the EMT program courses.

Get Required Immunizations

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards (PDF)Listen require that all students in health-related programs complete the following immunizations before applying to programs where patient contact is a component.

If you know you will be registering for our Emergency Medical Technician Program within the next year, you will need to start these now because some will take up to 7 months to complete the series.

In order to be eligible to attend class, you will need to have proof that you have completed the following immunizations:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)
  • Rubeola / Measles, Mumps, Rubella / German Measles (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Influenza (flu shot), current season

Note: Titers showing positive immunity to the diseases will be acceptable.

You will also need to complete a Tuberculosis Skin Test or Chest X-Ray.

COVID-19 Vaccination

TCC does not require students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required by the clinical rotation sites affiliated with the TCC EMT Program.

What are the post-enrollment requirements?

If you are enrolled in our EMT Program for the Spring 2023 semester, you must attend the required meetings and meet post-registration requirements.

Do not attend the meetings unless you are enrolled in our EMT Program.

Step 1: Begin Completing Post-Registration Requirements

  1. Review Your EMT Packet

    We will send your EMT Packet to your my.tccd.edu email account.

    Email Health.Sciences@tccd.edu if you have not received the emailed packet within 1 week of registration.

  2. Meet Additional Requirements

    You need to be prepared to meet the following additional requirements—before the first day of class:

    • CPR Certification
      • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider
    • Physical Exam
    • Health Insurance

    You will learn more about these requirements after you have successfully registered for the current semester and you have received your EMT packet.

Step 2: Watch the General Orientation Video

The link to the General Orientation Video is in your online course in Canvas: EMSP-1160 Clinical–Emergency Medical Technology, under Announcements.

You must watch this video before you attend a Virtual Class Information Meeting.

This video will cover immunization requirements and procedures for completing the required drug screening and criminal background check.

You will not be allowed to continue the EMT program without:

  • A complete immunization record 
  • A completed, passed drug screen and criminal background check

If you have any questions, the Virtual Class Information Meeting will offer live Q&A opportunities.

Step 3: Attend a Live Virtual Class Information Meeting

If you are registered in the EMT program, you must attend 1 of the following virtual EMT Class Information Meetings.

When & Where

  • What: Live Virtual Class Information Meeting with Q&A
  • Place: Microsoft Teams
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Dates for Spring 2023:
    • November 16
    • November 30
    • December 7
    • January 11

Step 4: Get Your Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening

After registering for the EMT program—but before classes begin—you must undergo and pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

These screenings will be administered through the College and will be at your expense.

There are no exceptions.

Step 5: Attend a Clinical Orientation Meeting

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

You are required to:

  • Arrive on time. No late arrivals will be permitted in the meeting.
  • Wear your clinical uniform (white shirt and blue pants).
  • Be prepared to take notes. Bring pen and paper.

When & Where

Location for all sessions is subject to change.

Please check your online course in Canvas: EMSP-1160 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology, under Announcements, for the latest information.

Dates for Spring 2023

Date Day Time
January 25 Wednesday 1–5 p.m.
January 27 Friday 8 a.m.–noon
January 30 Monday 6–10 p.m.
February 1 Wednesday 8 a.m.–noon
February 2 Thursday 6–10 p.m.
February 3 Friday 1–5 p.m.




Northeast Campus

Health Sciences Department

Visit NHSC, Room 1131

Call 817-515-6435

Email health.sciences@tccd.edu

Updated January 20, 2023