Emergency Medical Technician

  • First Year: Health Science 1: HT3H3AY2

    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    The following courses are taken in conjunction with Health Science 1:

    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Medical Terminology
    • Principles of Health Science
    • Health Science Theory

    Second Year: Practicum Health Science 2: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) HT5H0DY2 (Dual Credit) concurrent with HT5H10Y2 (Dual Credit)

    Year long course/2.0 credits per semester

    This EMT course prepares students for a career in out-of-hospital emergency medical care. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination for Emergency Medical Technicians and continue with the next two levels of training: EMT Advanced and EMT Paramedic. EPCC offers a Paramedic to RN transition program for students achieving an Associates of Applied Science-Paramedic.


    Note: Second year students must re-qualify for Dual Credit acceptance

    Courses offered in conjunction with El Paso Community College:

    • EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic: Dual Credit/August-March
    • EMSP 1160 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technician: Dual Credit/March-May


    Course Requirements

    Students must be at least 16 years old, have a minimum grade of an 85 or higher in Biology, an overall GPA average of 90%, and up-to-date immunization titers. Students, at their own expense, will be required to have a complete health physical, background check, TB test and a drug screening prior to clinical rotations. Students are required to show a Social Security card and a valid Texas ID in order to participate in CCTE designated clinical rotations. Students are also required to purchase and wear industry standard uniforms.

    This course requires students to participate in clinical rotations outside of school hours.



    Upon successful completion of this course, students may have the opportunity to test and obtain the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Certification. The cost of this certification is approximately $70.



    Manriquez, Rebecca - Instructor [Website]