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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMT is part of Emergency Medical Services.

What is the EMT Course?

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course is designed to educate and train the student to serve as a vital link in the pre-hospital chain of a healthcare team. The EMT course gives students the necessary knowledge and training, including IV skills, needed to provide emergency medical care to patients

When and where are classes offered?

The EMT course is offered each fall at three Roane State Community College campuses: Roane County, Knox County, and Scott County. Classes are also offered in the spring at our Roane County and Knox County campuses.

Spring 2012 class locations and times:

Knox County (Center for Health Sciences)

08:30 am – 05:00 pm (Tues/Thurs)
05:30 pm – 10:30 pm (Mon/Wed/Thurs)

Course Costs

Roane State Tuition & Fees
All tuition and fees are subject to change by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

* Program courses that are taken in an online format are subject to a distance education fee. A Specialized Allied Health Science Fee of $25 per credit hour will be applied to all Allied Health Science courses. See Tuition and Fees link above.

Books, Supplies and Additional Program Expenses
(Visit for book titles and prices)

Books $148.50 (approximately)
Clinical Uniform (boots) $50.00 (approximately)
Clinical Uniform (pants) $50.00 (approximately)
Clinical Uniform (shirt) $30.00 (approximately)
FISDAP Clinical Software $15.00
Background Checks:
    L-1 Enrollment Services (State Background Check) $48.00
State of Tennessee Licensure Fee $150.00
National Registry Testing Fee $70.00
Total additional cost $561.50 (approximately)

What do EMTs earn?

The Tennessee Department of Labor, 2010 Occupational Employment and Wages, statewide or Knoxville Metropolitan Area lists the average earnings of Emergency Medical Technicians as $27,334.

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