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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



Apply to the EMT Certificate Program

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

The summer quarter application timeline has now been finalized. Please see below for details. Note: There will only be an evening & weekend option for summer quarter 2024. Fall quarter will offer evening & weekend as well as daytime schedule options. Please continue to check the website for updates on upcoming application timelines.

Summer quarter application opens: April 3
Summer quarter application closes: May 3 at 5 p.m.

Program Overview

Learn more about TCC's Emergency Medical Technician Program


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