Emergency Medical Technician

Students interested in one of Volunteer State Community Colleges Health Sciences programs must follow the A.S. in Health Sciences curriculum.  You must contact an advisor in your preferred area of emphasis to identify appropriate general education and elective courses for admission into your selected program.  For more information about specific program deadlines and requirements, please refer to the program's information packet. 

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as medical care providers (including recognition, assessment, and basic management) in a pre-hospital emergency setting.  The program includes six courses to be completed all within the same semester. Courses follow the current U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum. Successful completion of these courses will render the student eligible for licensure as an EMT in the state of Tennessee.

EMT - Total Certificate 16 hours

EMSB 1601* EMT Medical Emer & EMS Operations 6
EMSB 1602* EMT Trauma & Medical Emergencies 6
EMSB 1101* EMT Medical Skills Lab 1
EMSB 1102* EMS Trauma & Medical Skills 1
EMSB 1111* EMT Clinical 1
EMSB 1112* EMT Field Internship 1

Regular semester updates and estimated cost EMS Information Packet

Seating in this program is competitive.  Qualified applicants must:

  • Apply to college
  • Proof of immunity is required for MMR, Varicella Zoster (Chicken Pox), and Hepatitis B 
  • Meet the reading requirement of a 12th-grade reading level by either:
    • ACT
    • SAT
    • Compass or Accuplacer Test Score
    • Successful grade in ENGL 1010
  • Submit all transcripts from previous college-level courses to Admissions (as applicable)
  • Meet program-specific requirement
  • Contact the EMS Office to attend one of monthly advising sessions

Classes are filled early so applicants can complete the required clinical paperwork prior to the start of the course. Priority due dates for:

  • Fall - June 15
  • Spring - November 9

General seating will continue until seats are filled.

To start the process, please fill out the information below: