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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

A prerequisite to the TCC Paramedic program.  

EMT Certificate 

Apply for this one-quarter, 12-credit certificate program. Our program trains students in fundamental emergency medical procedures including, but not limited to:

  • Infectious Disease Prevention
  • Baseline Vitals
  • Lifting and Moving of Patients
  • Airway Management
  • Communication and Documentation
  • General Pharmacology
  • Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Behavioral and other Emergencies
  • Bleeding and Shock
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Diabetes and Allergies
  • Poisonings
  • Infant and Child Emergency Care



Application Update

There will be various options for EMT cohorts offered for the 2023-2024 academic year:

  • Community based location: This daytime program is specifically designed to enhance options for access in underserved Tacoma neighborhoods. Tacoma's East Side is the anticipated community site.
  • Evening/weekend course option

Although subject to change, it is anticipated that all options will be offered in a face-to-face environment. Due to high volume of interest in the EMT program, TCC will select applicants for specialty cohorts based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, application completion, location, academic preparation, etc. All others will be randomly selected via a lottery-based system.

If you still have questions about our EMT Program, please reach out to us at

  • Spring quarter application opens: January 15
  • Spring quarter application closes: February 15 at 5pm

Program Overview

Learn more about TCC's Emergency Medical Technician Program



Please reach out to a Pathway Specialist