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EMT Training in Oklahoma with Class and Program Overviews

There are eleven schools in Oklahoma that have EMT programs. Read an overview of the ten largest schools' programs, requirements and tuition info and find out which school is the right one for you.

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Essential Information

There are not many standalone EMT classes available in Oklahoma. Instead, students can opt for one of the programs that are offered at colleges and universities throughout the state. The following EMT programs confer a certificate or associate's degree upon the student. Skills are acquired through students' participation in clinical experiences, laboratory work and internships. The program options in Oklahoma include:

  • EMT-Basic
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic

Career Requirements

Oklahoma students who are interested in becoming emergency medical technicians (EMT) must pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam in order to work in the field. EMT education programs such as those above are designed to prepare students to sit for the exam. This article examines ten schools that offer EMT training.


Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center

Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw offers an emergency medical responder certificate program. The program, which covers anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, CPR, first aid, and over 200 hours of health responders core experience, prepares students to take the National Registry examination to become certified emergency medical responders. The program is recommended for firefighters, law enforcement personnel and other first responders.

  • Programs Offered: Emergency medical responder certificate**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $1,350*
  • School Type & Setting: Less than 2-year, public, rural*

Gordon Cooper Technology Center

Shawnee's Gordon Cooper Technology Center offers advanced EMT and EMT-Paramedic training, as well as an EMT refresher course. The advanced EMT program is designed for those who have already obtained the EMT-Basic certification and would like to test for the advanced certification. The EMT-Paramedic program requires over 1,200 hours of classroom and field experience, and prepares students to take the national EMT-Paramedic exam necessary to become licensed as a paramedic. This program takes just over two years to complete.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-Basic;
    Advanced EMT;
    EMT-Paramedic**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $5,697*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year, public, rural*

Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau

The Kiamichi Technology Center in Poteau offers both EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic training. The 256-hour EMT-Basic program begins in August each year and is required for those who are interested in enrolling in the paramedic program. The paramedic program entails nearly 1,200 hours of classroom and practical experience. Students interested in this program must also pass Kiamichi Tech's anatomy and physiology course.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-Basic;
    EMT-Paramedic**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $1,604*
  • School Type & Setting: Less than 2-year, public, rural*

Meridian Technology Center

Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater offers three different courses for those interested in emergency medical technician training. The first is an emergency medical responders course. They also offer a basic EMT program, as well as an EMT refresher course.

  • Programs Offered: Emergency medical responder;
    EMT-Basic**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $1,996*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year, public, distant town*

Oklahoma City Community College

Oklahoma City Community College has three options for those interested in emergency medical training. The first is an eight-credit basic emergency services certificate program which prepares students to sit for the EMT-Basic exam. Second, OCCC offers a 48-credit hour paramedic certificate program, which includes practical experience working in the field and prepares students to take the national paramedic exam. Finally, there is an associate in applied sciences degree program in emergency medical sciences.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-Basic certificate;
    EMT-Paramedic certificate;
    Emergency medical science associate of applied science degree**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $2,974 in-state;
    $7,588 out-of-state*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year, public, large city*

Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University's Oklahoma City campus offers an emergency medical responders associate of applied science degree in collaboration with their fire protection department. The 73-credit hour program includes courses in anatomy, EMT-Basic, paramedic care, hazmat awareness, and general college coursework. Students who complete the required coursework for this AAS degree will be eligible to sit for both the National Registry and Oklahoma License exams for EMTs.

  • Programs Offered: Emergency medical services associate of applied science degree**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $2,661 in-state;
    $7,224 out-of-state*
  • School Type & Setting: 4-year, public, large city*

Pontotoc Technology Center

Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada has three options for those seeking EMT training. The first is a 60-hour emergency medical responder course that provides both theory and practice in assessing and treating common medical emergencies. Next, the school offers an EMT training course that requires over 200 hours of theory and lab, as well as at least 36 hours of clinical experience. Finally, an advanced EMT program is available. This program builds on the experience gained in the EMT-Basic program, and entails 180 hours of classroom and lab work as well as 140 hours of clinical experience.

  • Programs Offered: Emergency medical responder;
    EMT-Basic;
    Advanced EMT**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $4,392*
  • School Type & Setting: Less than 2-year, public, remote town*

Rogers State University

Rogers State University in Claremont offers an associate in applied science degree in emergency medical services. Upon completion of the program, which includes both classroom and clinical experiences, students will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam to become licensed to work as paramedics. The program includes coursework in patient assessment, pharmacology, EMS skills, field operations, trauma management and the handling of specific types of emergency cases. To be eligible to enter the program, students must already have received an EMT-Basic certification.

  • Programs Offered: Emergency medical services associate of applied science degree**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $5,047 in-state;
    $11,572 out-of-state*
  • School Type & Setting: 4-year, public, fringe town*

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College in Tulsa has EMT programs designed for firefighters. There are two programs available from this school: the Firefighter/EMT-Basic certificate program and the Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic certificate program. The Firefighter/EMT-Basic program entails 44 credit hours of coursework in principles of emergency services, fire behavior and combustion, principles of community risk reduction, fire prevention, fire investigation, and an EMT practicum and clinical. The Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic program is a 76-credit course of study that includes all of the courses from the EMT-Basic program, plus additional coursework in paramedic patient assessment, trauma, life support, and EMS, as well as associated clinicals.

  • Programs Offered: Firefighter/EMT-Basic certificate;
    Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic certificate**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $2,546 in-state;
    $6,886 out-of-state*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year, public, large town*

Tulsa Technology Center - Peoria

Tulsa Technology Center in Peoria offers both an EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic certificate program. The EMT-Basic program prepares students to sit for the National Registry EMT-Basic exam and become licensed as EMTs in the state of Oklahoma. It includes coursework in patient assessment, airway management, trauma, special patient populations, and an EMT clinical component. This program is available to both adults and high school students. The EMT-Paramedic program is available to high school graduates age eighteen or older and includes coursework in paramedic airway management, patient assessment, trauma emergencies and special populations, as well as associated clinicals and required internships.

  • Programs Offered: EMT-Basic certificate;
    EMT-Paramedic certificate**
  • Tuition & Fees (2012-2013): $4,015*
  • School Type & Setting: Less than 2-year, public, large city*

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type & Setting EMT Programs Offered Tuition & Fees (2012 - 2013)
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center Less than 2-year, public, rural* Emergency medical responder certificate** $1,350*
Gordon Cooper Technology Center 2-year, public, rural* EMT-Basic;
Advanced EMT;
EMT-Paramedic**
$5,697*
Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau Less than 2-year, public, rural* EMT-Basic;
EMT-Paramedic**
$1,604*
Meridian Technology Center 2-year, public, distant town* Emergency medical responder;
EMT-Basic**
$1,996*
Oklahoma City Community College 2-year, public, large city* EMT-Basic certificate;
EMT-Paramedic certificate;
Emergency medical science associate of applied science degree**
$2,974 in-state;
$7,588 out-of-state*
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City 4-year, public, large city* Emergency medical services associate of applied science degree** $2,661 in-state;
$7,224 out-of-state*
Pontotoc Technology Center Less than 2-year, public, remote town* Emergency medical responder;
EMT-Basic;
Advanced EMT**
$4,392*
Rogers State University 4-year, public, fringe town* Emergency medical services associate of applied science degree** $5,047 in-state;
$11,572 out-of-state*
Tulsa Community College 2-year, public, large town* Firefighter/EMT-Basic certificate;
Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic certificate**
$2,546 in-state;
$6,886 out-of-state*
Tulsa Technology Center-Peoria Campus Less than 2-year, public, large city* EMT-Basic certificate;
EMT-Paramedic certificate**
$4,015*

Source: *NCES College Navigator, **School websites.

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