May 22, 2018  
Catalog and Student Handbook 2009-2010 
Catalog and Student Handbook 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

Emergency Medical Technician (Basic EMT/EMT-IV)

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An EMT-Basic is a health care professional trained in the basic skills needed for rendering care to patients in need of emergency care and transport due to illness or injury.

Upon successful completion of the EMT-Basic/EMT-IV course, the candidate is eligible to challenge the National Registry exam to obtain National Certification as an EMT-Basic and Tennessee State licensure as an EMT-IV.

EMT-Basic classes are completed in one semester. Class size is limited and is filled on a first to qualify basis. The following requirements must be met in order to enroll in EMT basic classes.

  1. Complete application for admission to the College by submitting the following to the Admissions office.
    1. completed Application for Admission
    2. official college transcripts
    3. high school transcripts or GED
    4. proof of immunization with two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccines administered on or after the first birthday
  2. Complete or be permanently waived from DSPM 0700, DSPR 0801 (formerly DSPR 0700), and DSPW 0801 and DSPW 0802 (formerly DSPW 0700).
  3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  4. Complete criminal background check and drug screening.
    1. Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical affiliates.
    2. A clinical affiliate may choose to deny a student access to participate in clinical rotations at their facility based on the results of a student’s background check or drug screen results. 
    3. If a student is denied access to any  clinical affiliate site, the student will not be allowed to complete the clinical requirements of the program.
    4. For more information about the background check and drug screening process, you may contact program faculty.  

Once enrolled, students are required to submit documentation of a completed Physical Examination with all required health work. For a checklist of requirements and copies of forms to be submitted, you may visit All health work must be submitted before students will be allowed to schedule clinical rotations.

Applicants who have been convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation may be ineligible for licensure by the State of Tennessee. For more information, contact the State of Tennessee Department of Health Division of EMS at

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