Dallas EMT Training Programs
Aspiring EMTs can find training in emergency medical services at 4 schools that are less than 40 minutes from the center of Dallas. Read about the colleges' coursework and field experiences for students, and then learn more about the institutions through the provided table of statistics.
- Brookhaven College in Farmers Branch offers an EMT-Basic certificate program to students. The campus is about 13 miles from downtown Dallas.
- Located roughly 30 miles from central Dallas, Collin County Community College District in McKinney awards a certificate to students who complete its EMT training program.
- Right in the heart of Dallas, El Centro College offers a 6.5-month EMT training program.
- Students willing to travel to Fort Worth will find an EMT training program at Tarrant County College District, which is situated around 32 miles from the downtown area of Dallas.
Comparison of Schools
While academic programs, costs and financial aid are obvious considerations when choosing a college, many other factors may come into play as well. Look over this table to get facts on not only tuition but also school settings, enrollment numbers and more for the profiled institutions.
|Brookhaven College||Collin County Community College District||El Centro College||Tarrant County College District|
|School Type||2-year, public||2-year, public||2-year, public||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)*||13,286||31,609||10,797||52,957|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Midsize city||Large city||Large City|
|Tuition and Fees (2017-2018)*||$1,770 in-district, $3,330 in-state, $5,220 out-of-state||$1,384 in-district, $2,644 in-state, $4,474 out-of-state||$1,770 in district, $3,330 in-state, $5,220 out-of-state||$1,593 in-district, $2,862 in-state, $6,885 out-of-state|
|Percentage of First-Year Students Receiving Financial Aid (2016-2017)*||49%||36%||72%||65%|
|Retention Rate for Full-Time Students (2016-2017)*||58%||66%||54%||64%|
|Graduation Rate for Students Beginning in 2014*||16%||16%||10%||20%|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator
To enroll in this program, students must have American Heart Association CPR certification and meet the program's math, reading and writing standards. Students will also be required to pass a criminal background check and drug screening to participate in some of the core classes.
Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certificate
The program is delivered through classroom instruction, lab practice and supervised field experiences. Students will also be required to pass a criminal background check and drug screening to participate in some of the core classes. Students are encouraged to include either Spanish or American Sign Language in their elective choices. Once students successfully complete the program, they're qualified to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam.
Collin County Community College District
To participate in this program, prospective students must pass a criminal background check and drug screening, be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, have approved CPR certification and meet immunization standards. Students will also need to participate in a personal interview.
Emergency Medical Technician Training Program
The program consists of 3 courses, including a class in anatomy and physiology. In the EMT-Basic courses, students are provided with the information needed for basic life support pre-hospital care. In the clinical course students participate in a supervised field experience that allows them to apply the skills they've learned in the classroom in a practical setting.
El Centro College
To apply for this program, you must provide proof of current immunizations, a criminal background check, a TB skin test and complete entry examinations with the admission office.
Paramedic Certificate Program
The paramedic program requires 176 class hours (6.5 months) and is offered in 6-week classes that run Monday-Friday. You are also required to complete 3 emergency room hospital rotations which may occur on the weekends. Students must complete a 24-hour hospital rotation in order to receive certification.
Tarrant County College
To enroll in this 2-semester, 18-hour program, students must be at least 18 years old, pass a criminal background check, show proof of current immunizations, pass a drug screening and meet the school's reading, writing and mathematics standards. Students will also need to attend 2 orientation sessions after they're enrolled.
Emergency Medical Technician Training Program
The entire program consists of 2 classes. The EMT-Basic course is a combination of lecture and lab lessons designed to offer students the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for an EMT career. The clinical course allows students to apply their skills in a work-based field experience under the supervision of a clinical professional.