EMT Training in Dallas with Course Descriptions

The Dallas area has several schools that offer emergency medical technician (EMT) programs. Learn about the training programs, admission info and program requirements for three of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Comparison of EMT Training Programs in Dallas

Students looking for EMT training in the Dallas area have several school options in its neighboring cities. Brookhaven College, located in Farmers Branch, offers an EMT-Basic certificate program. At Collin County Community College District in McKinney, students can gain EMT training through that college's emergency medical services professions program. Students can also find an EMT certificate program in Fort Worth at Tarrant County College.

Brookhaven College Collin County Community College District Tarrant County College District
EMT Programs Offered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic Certificate Emergency Medical Technician Basic Marketable Skills Achievement Award Emergency Medical Technician Training Program
Related Programs Offered Paramedicine Level I Certificate,
Associate of Applied Science in Paramedicine
Certificate - EMS Paramedic,
Associate of Applied Science - Emergency Medical Services Professions
Paramedic Certificate,
AAS in Emergency Medical Services,
Critical Care Paramedic Course
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2011) 13,705* 27,593* 50,062*
Campus Setting Large suburb Midsize city Large city
Tuition and Fees (2011-2012) $1,350 in-district, $2,490 in-state, $3,960 out-of-state* $1,024 in-district, $2,044 in-state, $3,694 out-of-state* $1,224 in-district, $1,776 in-state, $3,984 out-of-state*
Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Financial Aid (2010-2011) 46%* 38%* 66%*
Acceptance Rate Open Admissions* Open Admissions*Open Admissions*
Retention Rate (2010-2011) 58% full-time, 44% part-time* 57% full-time, 47% part-time* 55% full-time, 44% part-time*
Graduation Rate 7% for students beginning in 2008* 10% for students beginning in 2008* 9% for students beginning in 2010*
Relevant Resources Continuing education and skills courses for EMTs and paramedics N/A N/A
Distance from Downtown 13.1 miles (18 min.) 29.6 miles (34 min.) 31.5 miles (37 min.)

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator.


EMT Training at Brookhaven College

Students must have American Heart Association CPR certification and meet the program's math, reading and writing standards to enroll in this program. A criminal background check and drug screening are required before beginning some of the core classes.

EMT - Basic Certificate

This program is delivered through classroom instruction, lab practice and supervised field experiences. Students are encouraged to choose either American Sign Language or Spanish as one of their elective choices. Successful completion of the program qualifies individuals to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) basic exam.

EMT Training at Colin County Community College

To participate in this program, prospective students must pass a criminal background check and drug screening, have a high school diploma or GED, have approved CPR certification, be at least 18 years old and meet immunization standards. A personal interview is also required for admission.

Marketable Skills Achievement Award - Emergency Medical Services Professions

There are three classes in this 10-credit hour, entry-level program. An EMT-Basic class provides students with the information needed for basic life support in pre-hospital care situations. This is followed by a field experience in which students begin using the skills they've learned in the classroom in a supervised, practical setting. A course in anatomy and physiology for medical assistants is also required.

EMT Training at Tarrant County College

To be accepted into this program, students must pass a criminal background check and drug screening, be at least 18, show proof of current immunizations and meet the school's math, reading and writing standards. They must also attend two orientation sessions once they're enrolled and before the actual program begins.

EMT Certificate

Students only need to take two classes to complete this program. The EMT-Basic course combines lectures and lab lessons to offer students the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for an EMT career. A clinical course then allows students to apply the skills they've learned in the classroom in a supervised work-based field experience.

Other School Options

While El Centro College in Dallas does not have an entry-level EMT program, it does offer a paramedic certificate program for current EMTs. This program is offered in conjunction with the UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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