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.

Program Moving to El Centro College

This EMS education program will move to El Centro College effective January 2016. Continue to follow the directions on this website to apply for classes and your application will be processed during the transition. 

The last classes at UT Southwestern will be as follows:

  • Paramedic class #135 July 21, 2015–January 15, 2016
  • EMT class #165 August 6, 2015–September 22, 2015
  • Anatomy and Physiology class December 28, 2015–January 11, 2016. (This class will precede the January 2016 Paramedic class at El Centro College.)   

Below are the tentative 2016 classes that will be held at El Centro College

  • EMT # 166 Feb 11, 2016 – March 29, 2016
  • EMT # 167 April 4, 2016 – May 17, 2016 (tentative)
  • EMT # 168 May 23, 2016 – July 8, 2016 (tentative)

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

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