About the Program

Our Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The course meets curriculum standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and entry requirements set by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, the national body that certifies all levels of emergency medical services personnel.

The program is full-time and lasts seven weeks. We hold classes from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays in the basement of the Chase Bank building at UT Southwestern’s Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center, 6300 Harry Hines Blvd. Hospital rotations take place at Parkland Memorial Hospital at 5201 Harry Hines Blvd., and Children's Healthâ„  Children’s Medical Center at 1935 Medical District Drive.

Here’s the schedule of upcoming courses. Dates are subject to change so please call us at 214-648-5246 when you’re ready to enroll.

Emergency Medical Technician Certification Courses
(Classes marked ** are full)

Class No. 162**

February 9–March 26, 2015

Class No. 163**

March 31– May 14

Class No. 164**

May 15–July 1

Class No. 165

August 6–September 22

EMS System and Protocol

Fourteen fire and public safety departments across North Texas participate in the Biotel EMS system managed by UT Southwestern and Parkland Hospital personnel through the communication system in Parkland Emergency Department’s Biotel room. EMTs and paramedics in these departments follow Biotel system protocol guidelines and the Biotel credentialing requirements.

Carrollton FD
Cedar Hill FD
Dallas Fire and Rescue
DeSoto Fire Department
Duncanville FD
Farmers Branch FD
Garland FD

Highland Park DPS
Irving FD
Lancaster FD
Mesquite FD
Richardson FD
Sunnyvale Volunteer FD
University Park FD