The Emergency Medical Technician course trains students to work on an ambulance or for a fire department.

Students who successfully meet all of the course requirements will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) exam. Once certified by NREMT, students are eligible to apply to the State of Texas and receive their State of Texas EMT-Basic certification.

Course Offerings: Day, Night, and Online

Format Course Number Start Date End Date Meets Registration Deadline Seats Remaining
Night-In Person 2401 1/20/24 6/22/24 T/Th Nights 6p-10p; Alt Sat 9:30a-4:30p 12/20/2023 25
Day – In Person 2402 1/22/24 5/10/24 M/W/F 9:30a-4:30p 12/20/2023 25
Online EMT 2400 1/20/24 5/20/24 Last 2 weeks of course in-person 9:30a-5p 12/20/2023 10

Course Requirements

To enroll, EMT course applicants must:

      • Be at least 17 years old, or be 17 by the start of clinical rotations

      • Have a high school diploma or GED, or be in the second semester of senior year of high school
          • Students who are 17 years old upon graduation may attempt the NREMT; however, TDSHS requires graduates to be 18 or older to be certified in the State of Texas.

      • Meet the 8th grade reading and writing level

      • Pass a background check and randomized drug screen

      • Submit required student documentation by clinical start date including but not limited to:
            • A valid state ID or driver’s license

            • A current American Heart Association CPR card

            • Fingerprint card

            • Functional Physical Form signed by a medical provider stating the student meets the requirements of the job description for Paramedic

          • Proof of required immunizations

    • Purchase the course uniform, textbook, BP cuff and stethoscope, and other fees associated with above documentation requirements

For additional information about Online EMT course requirements: click here