(EMT) Emergency Medical Technician - Technical Certificate

Program Location

Check mark Main Campus
Check mark Kimball Site

Questions / More Information

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Program Director: 
Curt Aukerman
CBIH 136
(423) 697.3332
(423) 697.3324

Deadline Dates

January 15 & July 31 of each year
If on weekend, due following Business Day
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Information Session RSVP - Emergency Medical Services

Curriculum Details

The EMT Program is delivered through a combination of classroom instruction (didactic and psychomotor) and clinical experience. Upon successful completion of the coursework, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry’s written and practical examinations. Upon successful completions of examinations and other licensure requirements, the student will be eligible for the State of Tennessee EMT license. The EMT renders life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illnesses and prepares these patients for transport to the hospital.


The Chattanooga State Paramedic program is accredited by the CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (727-210-2350) upon the recommendation of the CoAEMSP - Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (214-703-8445).

Program Outcomes

 Graduation Rate
Graduation Semester U20115 S2015 F2014 U2014 S2014 F2013
Graduates N/A 31 2 N/A 40 N/A

Success Rates

Certification Exam Scores, Pass Rates, Placement
Graduation Semester U20115 S2015 F2014 U2014 S2014 F2013
Attrition 4 4 10 N/A 1 15
Retention % 81.8 73.3 83.8 N/A 97.5% 93.8
NR Written Attempting 8 9 49 N/A 34 69
NR Written Successful 5 3 27 N/A 22 49
Successful % 63 33 55.1 N/A 64.7 71.1
EMT Practical Attempting 18 9 49 N/A 34 69
EMT Practical Successful 18 9 47 N/A 34 69
Successful% 100 100 95.9 N/A 100 100
Positive Placement% 100 75.1 83.1 N/A    
Employment Opportunities: 
  • Director/manager of emergency medical services
  • Emergency medical service instruction/education
  • Hospitals
  • Industrial settings
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Nursing homes
  • Overseas opportunities
  • Public safety agencies
  • Supervisor with public/private safety organizations
  • Supervisor with emergency/air medical transport services

Program Cost

Estimated Program Costs
First Semester (16 hours) (fall) (spring)In-stateOut-of-state
Maintenance Fee$2363.009199.00
Nursing & Allied Health Fee400.00400.00
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Liability Insurance11.0511.05
Physical Examination (estimate)150.00150.00
Hepatitis B (estimate)175.00175.00
My Record Tracker Fee17.5017.50
Truescreen Criminal Background Check24.5024.50
Truescreen Drug Screening (12 panel)39.0039.00
Uniforms (estimate)200.00200.00
Textbooks (estimate)500.00500.00

Costs Disclaimer

These are estimated program costs. Actual costs may vary due to changes in tuition and/or fee increases as determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Note: College fees are included in the maintenance cost. To view current calculation table, go to Bursar’s Office on Chattanooga State website. This website will also give you information on refund policies, fee payments and the refund calendar.