EMT Registration

The HCC EMT Program is a one semester, 12 credit program that is offered every semester at the Dale Mabry, Plant City and South Shore Campuses. Depending on how students arrange their class schedule; students can be on campus 2 - 4 days /evenings a week.  

You must be an HCC student to begin the registration process. If you have never attended HCC please apply online. After receiving your welcome email, you will need to complete the orientation to learn how to register for classes through your HCC student account. 

While our EMT program is open enrollment on a first-come, first-served basis, all three EMT course must be taken in the same term and at the same campus. Students who have applied to HCC and meet all of the eligibility requirements listed above, are permitted to register. If new or returning students have not applied, had all transcripts evaluated, and met the eligibility criteria by the start of registration, they may not find available courses. 

Please refer to the Academic Calendar for specific registration dates for each semester. 

**Please note that the semester calendar you are looking for may not appear on the Academic Calendar website. If this is the case, continue to revisit the site until the college makes that particular calendar available. 

Use our Course Sections Search to search for EMT classes.  


•EMS 1119-Emergency Medical Technician 

•EMS 1119L- Emergency Medical Technician Practicum 

•EMS 1431-Emergency Medical Technician Clinical 

**Seats available in the EMT courses are limited. Students are not permitted to register for full EMT classes. EMS faculty, academic advisors, or admissions will not override courses that have reached their maximum seats available.  

To ask specific questions regarding enrollment and entrance requirements please email hwstadvising@hccfl.edu to contact the Health Science Advisors  

Hours of the Program: 

  • The EMT courses are offered in both the evening and daytime. Clinicals are scheduled around lecture and labs.  
  • Generally, evening lecture classes are from 6:00 PM -9:30 PM. Evening lab classes are from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. 
  • Generally, daytime lecture classes are from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Daytime lab classes are from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
  • Students will generally need to attend classes 2 – 4 days a week. 

See the current Course Sections Search for schedule variations. If the semester you are looking for is not yet posted, continue to check the Course Search webpage for updates. 

Cost of the program: 

  • The total cost of the EMT program with in-state tuition is approximately $1600. This amount includes the cost of tuition, lab fees, textbooks, etc. The total breakdown of the program cost is located on our Program Costs webpage.
  • Out of state tuition is significantly higher. Visit our Tuition and Fees webpage for more information. 

NOTE: An additional cost for a criminal background check is required. Drug testing is required. More detailed information will be provided at the EMT Information Session. 

Financial Aid 

Financial Aid will not cover the cost of the EMT program. However, the cost of tuition can be broken into monthly payments through a program known as TIPS. Visit the TIPS webpage for more information. 

To learn more about possible grants or scholarships, visit our Scholarships and Grants webpage.

EMT Retracking (For students with an expired EMT license or incomplete EMT coursework/certification) 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) students have two years to successfully complete all course work and one year from course completion to obtain state certification. Students who do not successfully complete the EMT program within two years or who do not obtain state certification within one year after course completion must retake all courses of the EMT program. This includes students who have incomplete EMT coursework, or EMT students who completed the training and did not sit for the State exam within one year of completing the courses. 

** HCC does not currently offer an EMT Refresher course for students looking to brush up on prior EMT skills/education.