How to Apply: EMT | How to Apply: EMT | TJC

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is a prerequisite to be admitted into the Paramedic Program. The EMT course teaches basic life support procedures. EMTs work alongside paramedics in the delivery of pre-hospital care.

Successful completion of EMT entitles you to sit for the National Registry Examination and apply for the certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

About Our Program

Fall Semester

16-week courses begin in August

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Spring Semester

16-week courses begin in January

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Summer Long

10-Week courses begin in June

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Applications are accepted at any time by the EMSP Department Chair in Pirtle Technology Building Office T-261  (Map)

EMSP Admissions Application


This cost estimate is for Tyler Junior College District residents only. We have made every effort to identify the current cost of all books and materials. If you reside outside of Tyler Junior College District, you can expect to pay more in tuition and fees.

Program Component Approximate Cost Per Semester

Tuition and Fees




Uniform (Included in Tuition and Fees)




How to Enroll

STEP 1: Apply to TJC

  • Once you are accepted as a student at TJC, you will get an A number (Student ID Number).
  • You need a TJC Student ID number to enroll in our EMT Program.

STEP 2: Make sure you meet the enrollment requirements.

Enrollment Requirements

TJC Student A Number

You must apply to TJC, be accepted as a student and get a TJC Student ID number before you enroll in the EMT Program.


The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) requires 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 (Chicken Pox)
  • 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

Post-Registration Requirements

You need to be prepared to meet the following additional requirements before the first day of class if you are accepted into the program:

  • CPR Certification (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider)
  • Physical Exam
  • 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 through Corporate Screening. You will be given information on how to complete these at the mandatory orientation. The cost of the background check and drug screen are included in Tuition and Fees.

Program Orientation

All students will be required to attend a new student orientation. Dates and locations will be given to you upon your acceptance into the program.

Essential Function Requirements

Please review the essential functions listed below reflect the skills and abilities that students entering the Emergency Medical Services professions must possess in order to be successful in the academic and fieldwork components of the program.