Individuals who desire a career in the EMS field must complete the EMT Academy. Upon successful completion, a cadet will take the National Registry Exam for national certification. EMT is only one semester and 12 college credit hours. 

The professional training program for EMT at Weatherford College begins with this course. It is in this course that all the basic knowledge and capabilities needed for EMS work at any level is mastered. The EMT is offered at the main Weatherford campus and is a pre-requisite for the Paramedic program. 

We are providing a hybrid delivery format for our EMT program to accommodate the needs of working professionals. This delivery model will be a combination of online and face-to-face education, along with clinical rotations. The hybrid format is aimed to reduce time in class by allowing the students to participate in lectures online, on their own time. Time in the classroom will be focused heavily on skills practice, simulation training, and overall hands-on practical application of what is learned during online lecture. 


EMT candidates must be physically fit to the extent they are able to move and lift patients as required by EMS Employers.

Career Options

EMT graduates find employment with ambulance providers, emergency departments, fire departments, and industrial safety.

EMT is the entry point for the Emergency Medical Services Profession, and is a required certification for State Firefighters.

Related Programs

Transfer Options

  • To the Workforce


  • Dave Jackson Paramedicine Scholarship - For students Enrolled in the paramedic and EMS Programs

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    Samantha Grimsley
    EMS Program Coordinator