Curriculum

Our EMT training course is a full-time curriculum with 23 days of instruction from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Classroom instruction covers all key elements of basic life support, including:

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Automatic external defibrillation
  • Physical assessment
  • Bandaging and splinting
  • Traction splinting
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Airway management
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Other noninvasive procedures

The course does not offer semester hour credit. Download our catalog.

EMT Class
Members of EMT class 141 gather on their last day of class.

Your classroom work is followed by:

  • One 24-hour shift in a Dallas Fire Department Mobile Intensive Care Unit.
  • Five eight-hour shifts in the Parkland Memorial Hospital Emergency Department, the Parkland Labor and Delivery Department, and the Children's Medical Center Emergency Department.
  • The NREMT written and skills exams after the last day of training.