EMT Program


The following link condenses the program information into an easy to follow PDF.

START HERE (Click): Printable PDF Program Summary. also includes an Upcoming Course Date Comparison

This link leads to the registration process and course availability.  Click here: Registration/Enrollment Process
This link explains the current EMTS Covid19 Policy covering precautions taken.  Click here: EMTS Covid19 Policy

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) formerly known as EMT-Basic course includes online homework lectures as well as weekly classroom lectures in addition to skill labs to care for medical and trauma related emergencies.  The course will also cover mass casualty care, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and medical legal.  All students will conduct lab sessions in our 4 ALS training ambulances which will include obstacle course driving.  The course will include a minimum of 58 hours of online lectures, 95 hours of classroom as well as 72 hours of  clinicals and internships with area emergency departments and 911 EMS providers.  Upon successful completion of the course participants will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) written exam for national certification.
  • Prerequisites:
    • 18 years of age at time course concludes.
    • High School Diploma or GED.
      • Under 18 years of age can take the class and become NREMT certified.  Graduate will not receive their Texas Department of State Health Services (TxDSHS) certificate (to work) until a high school diploma/GED is provided and turns 18 years of age.
    • Those convicted for any type of sexual assault may not become certified by TxDSHS and all other criminal acts are reviewed by TXDSHS on a case by case basis.  Contact the school to speak with a program coordinator for assistance.
    • Computer or other viewing device with reliable internet service to view online lecture videos.
  • Course Fees:
    • $1525 (a minimum of 1/2 of the course fee is due at time of registration to reserve a seat and is non-refundable.  The remaining balance is due the first night of class.)
      • EMTS does accept:
        • VA GI Bill
        • CollegeInvest (Direct Portfolio College Savings Plan)
        • Texas Workforce Commission
    • Includes: course textbooks in e-book format, classroom, lab and clinical fees, clinical polo, liability insurance $1m/5m, AHA BLS certification.
    • Does not include: immunizations if not current, drug testing fee ($40), stethoscope ($13) and trauma shears ($5).  Upon completion of the course students will be responsible for NREMT exam fees ($80, starting Jan 2021 price increase $98)), TxDSHS application ($64) and FACT criminal background for certification ($38).


  2017 Calendar Year 2018 Calendar Year 2019 Calendar Year
EMT-Basic EMT-Basic EMT-Basic
Texas Pass % 79% 78% 75%
National Pass % 81% 80% 79%
EMTS Pass % 91% 94% 96%
EMTS Ranking in Metroplex
EMT Program: EMTS is a volume school.  We constantly rank well within the top 10 schools for the volume of students trained.
Why is this important? EMTS has a high pass percentage but also  high enrollment.  EMTS does not simply pass the top performing students to increase our pass percentage.  
Click here: Registration/Enrollment Process