The professional training program for EMT at Weatherford College begins with this course. It is in this course that all the basic knowledge and capabilities needed for EMS work at any level is mastered. The EMT is offered at the main Weatherford campus and is a pre-requisite for the Paramedic program. Upon successful completion of the program, a cadet will take the National Registry Exam for national certification.

We are providing a hybrid delivery format for our EMT program to accommodate the needs of working professionals. This delivery model will be a combination of online and face-to-face education, along with clinical rotations. The hybrid format is aimed to reduce time in class by allowing the students to participate in lectures online, on their own time. Time in the classroom will be focused heavily on skills practice, simulation training, and overall hands-on practical application of what is learned during online lecture. 

The EMT Program is a 16-week course held during the Fall and Spring semester. Each student will be enrolled into a total of 4 courses: EMSP 1501 (EMT-Basic), EMSP 1391 (Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology), EMSP 1260 (EMT Clinical), and HPRS 1206 (Medical Terminology). 

Program Goals

To prepare competent entry-level EMTs in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

EMT Program Graduate Outcomes

  2020 2021 2022 2023
Number of students enrolled
14 30 39 43
Number of students completed
14 27 31 31
Percent completing program
100% 90% 79% 72%
National Registry 
Overall Pass Rate
58% 58% 86% 81%


Career Options

After graduation and successfully completing the National Registry exam, graduates will be eligible to apply for their Texas DSHS certification. Once certified graduates will be able to practice as a EMT in a prehospital settings such as fire departments, on ambulances, in a hospital, and more.

EMT is the entry point for the Emergency Medical Services Profession, and is a required certification for State Firefighters.

Related Programs

Application Process 

Fall 2024 Applications Open April 22, 2024 and Close August 1, 2024. Tenative acceptance letters will be sent out no later than 1 week after applications close. 

Program Recommendations 

It is highly recommended that HPRS 1206. Medical Terminology be taken prior to beginning the EMT program.  Dual enrollment into the EMT program and HPRS1206 is not recommended as it has been proven to be unsuccessful for students. To be successful in HPRS1206 students must pass with a 80% or better. 

Additional Requirements

In addition to applying for Weatherford College the details listed below will also be required to obtain acceptance in the Weatherford College EMT Program.

The Texas Administrative Code and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards requires students attending clinical rotations be immune to MMR, Varicella, & Hepatitis B.  This requirement can be met by: 

  • MEASELS, MUMPS, RUBELLA (MMR) VACCINE: Proof of 2 MMR shots or a positive MMR titer. (This test is known as a MMR IgG titer)
  • VARICELLA (Chicken Pox) VACCINE: Proof of 2 Varicella shots or a positive Varicella titer. (This test is known as a Varicella IgG titer)
  • HEPATITIS B VACCINE:  Proof of 2 or 3 Hepatitis B shots based on vaccine variant or submit a positive Hepatitis B titer. (This test is known as a Hep B surface Ab titer)

**A titer report must be dated within six months prior to the program start date. **

  • TETANUS DIPHTHERIA/PERTUSSIS (TDAP) VACCINE: Proof of 1 received within the last 10 years.
  • TUBERCULIOUS SKIN TEST: Proof of 1 received within the last year or Chest X-ray within the last 12 months. (Must stay current throughout the program)
  • FLU SHOT: Proof of 1 received for the current year/season. (Must be current throughout the program)
  • MENIGITIS VACCINE: Proof of 1 received.  (Not required if you are over 22 years of age)
  • COVID-19 VACCINE: As of 6/19/2024 the Covid-19 Vaccine is no longer mandatory, but highly recommendedby the clinical sites that Weatherford College is affiliated with. Clinical sites retain the authority to enforce COVID-19 vaccination mandates, this can potentially affect student participation in clinical rotations and graduation requirements. Exemptions and accommodations for the COVID-19 vaccine requirement will not be available if clinical site mandates are implemented.



Proof of a current BLS Basic Life Support level from the American Heart Association (AHA).  NO OTHER CPR CERTIFICATE/CLASS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Online CPR is not acceptable. CPR Certificate must stay current throughout the program.

Must submit proof of major medical insurance.  Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, UHC, etc. is acceptable. Tricare or VA students please submit a copy of military ID.  Information about a short-term policy for college students can be found at www.ejsmith.com.  If your name isn’t on your current insurance card, you will also need to submit proof of coverage from the insurance company along with your card.

Must pass a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen which will be part of the EMT application fee.


  • Dave Jackson Paramedicine Scholarship - For students Enrolled in the paramedic and EMS Programs
  • Dr. Trevor Mabery Scholarship
  • More information can be found on the Scholarship page.
  • Tru Grant WorkForce Applications can be obtained from MCarsons@wc.edu

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

EMT Certificate
Number of Credits


Samantha Grimsley
EMS Program Coordinator