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Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program—our entry-level certification—teaches basic life support procedures. EMTs work alongside paramedics in the delivery of pre-hospital care.

What do I need to work as an EMT?

Texas EMT Certification

Successfully complete these 2 courses:

  • EMSP-1501 Emergency Medical Technician
  • EMSP-1160 Clinical—Emergency Medical Technician

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.

Program Options

Open Enrollment


About Our Program


Fall Semester

16-week courses begin in August.

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

Spring Semester

16-week courses begin in January.

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

Summer I & II Semesters

10-week courses begin in early June.

Daytime class: 

  • Days: Tuesday & Thursday
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Evening class:

  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • Time: 6–10 p.m.


This cost estimate is for Tarrant County residents. We have made an effort to identify the current cost of all books and materials, as well as estimates for the cost of meals and parking while on clinical rotations.

If you reside outside of Tarrant County, you can expect to pay more in tuition and fees.

Program Component Approximate
Cost Per Semester
Tuition and Fees $453
Books $180
Uniforms $150
Miscellaneous $270
Registry/Certification $140
Total $1,193

How to Enroll

Open Enrollment

  1. Apply to TCC.
    • Once you are accepted as a student at TCC, you will get a TCC Student ID number.
    • You need a TCC Student ID number to enroll in our EMT Program.
  2. Make sure you meet the enrollment 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 program enrollment requirements.

Want more details?

EMT Program Information (PDF)Listen

  • For an accessible version of the application, please call us at 817-515-6435 or 817-515-6054 or email us at



Northeast Campus

Stephen Smith, EMT Associate Professor

Health Sciences Department
Building NHSC, Room 1131
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054

Updated July 28, 2020