The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program prepares students to challenge the National Registry Written Exam and State of Kansas Basic Life Support Psychomotor exam leading to national and state certification. Within the program students develop

  • Basic Life Support skills proficiency
  • learn to work within a team environment
  • develop effective communication skills across a diverse set of situations and cultures
  • develop effective analytical and critical thinking skills to make appropriate decisions in critical and non-critical situations.

The EMT curriculum is rigorous and requires dedicated time for attendance and study. Students are expected to attend at least ten (10) hours of class each week and participate in a hospital clinical and field internship shift. Other times outside the class may be required for additional practice.

Criteria for Admission to the EMT Program

    1. Must meet the admission requirements of Kansas City Kansas Community College.
    2. Requires completing an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course with a “C” or higher; OR permission from the director of Emergency Medical Education Department. Students requesting a waiver from EMR pre-requisite must complete the waiver form below and send to the director with appropriate documentation for the waiver to be considered. Students must enroll through the director.

      Waiver PDF

      The Emergency Medical Responder course is highly recommended.

    3. Submit college transcripts, including all course work completed at all colleges. Contact each undergraduate college attended and have one official transcript sent to the address below:
      Registrar's Office
      Kansas City Kansas Community College
      7250 State Avenue
      Kansas City, Kansas 66112-9978
    4. When a student/applicant has been convicted of a felony, the student/applicant must provide evidence to the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of satisfactory rehabilitation before the certification examination may be administered. Failure to make such notification to their instructor, director or Kansas Board of EMS may result in delay or prohibit the student from taking the certification exams and may result in immediate dismissal from the EMT Program. For questions about eligibility, contact the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services at or telephone 785-296-7299.

Additional Requirements and Considerations

Attendance on the first day of class is mandated by the program faculty.

Provide proof of current immunizations and current TB test

Tuition, College Fees, Testing and Application Fees
Tuition and College Fees
Wyandotte Resident $1,050
Kansas Resident $1,110
KC Metro Area $1,360
Out-of-State/International $2,180
Course Fees (includes text/online package) $505
Uniform, shoes and trousers $100
Testing / Application Fees
Kansas Practical Exam Fee $75
National Registry Written Exam Fee $125
Kansas Application - Certification Fee $15
Kansas Board of EMS Background Check Fee $50

*Tuition, Fees and other costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional course requirements and classroom policies can be found in the course syllabus.

If you would like to be contacted regarding the EMT program, please submit your contact information below.

Inquiry for Admission to the EMT Program