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 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Spring Semester

16-week courses begin in January

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Summer Long

10-Week courses begin in June

  • Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday & Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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 TJC District residents only. We have tried to identify the current cost of all books and materials. If you reside outside the TJC 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.

  • An appointment with the EMSP Department Chair, Rory Prue, is no longer required but you are welcome to come by to visit or ask questions. Mr. Prue is located in the Pirtle Technology Building, office T-261.
  • Complete the EMSP Admissions Application and email it to

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 all students in health-related programs to 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 must start these now because some will take up to 7 months to complete the series.

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) is now provided in the class.
  • Physical Exam and TB skin test. These may be completed at the TJC student clinic after you are registered. You must bring your acceptance letter and the TJC Physical Exam form sent to you in your acceptance email.
  • Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening will be handled on the first day of class. You will be given the Internet address and a promotional code to register for your background check and drug screen.

You must 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 mandatory is now held on the first day of class. The background check and drug screen cost is included in Tuition and Fees.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Program Director, Rory Prue, at or (903)510-2695.

Program Orientation

Orientation will take place on the first day of class. Please bring a device to access the Internet, immunization records, and physical exam. You will be shown how to upload these items to ImmuniTrax.

The Uniform company will be here to take your uniform sizes. The cost of the uniform is included in your tuition and fees.

Essential Function Requirements

Please review the essential functions listed below to reflect the skills and abilities that students entering the Emergency Medical Services professions must possess to succeed in the program's academic and fieldwork components.