Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Centralia College offers an EMT training program through Career & Technical Education.


This course covers all techniques of emergency medical care presently considered the responsibilities of a technician in this role. This class is designed to ensure a uniformly high level of knowledge and skills among those involved in emergency care.

Fall 2024 Course

Registration packets for Fall 2024 EMT can be dropped off anytime after July 8.

Course Details

Dates: Sept. 17, 2024-Jan-18, 2025
5:30-10:30 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays and select Saturdays
Southwest Washington Flexible Trades Center (FTC) Rooms 108/110
Centralia College Campus
Code: 8198
Course: HLSV 160
Credits: 15

How to Register

  1. Download and complete an EMT Registration packet.
  2. Bring it to the CTE Office at Centralia College (TEC 114, 301 S. King. St., Centralia). Download the EMT flyer (pdf)

Note: Enrollment in the program without sponsorship is limited to spaces that remain after students with sponsorship have been enrolled. Individuals without sponsorship will not receive state certification until they becoming funcitoning members of one of the identified agences.

  • Must be 18 years old within one year of completion date
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License (provide a copy)
  • Completed items from the EMT Registration Packet:
    • Registration Form
    • Apparel Order Form
    • Sponsorship & Intent to Pay Form
    • Signed Grad/GED Statement (confirmation of high school diploma or GED)
    • Washington State Patrol Background Check Form
    • Criminal History Check Form

Important Note: Internet access will be needed throughout the course.

Cost Estimate

  • Tuition - $465
  • Lab Fees - $1,307
  • Student-Provided Materials - $230

Total = $2,002

Lab Fees:

  • Insurance, administration, evaluator fees, lab consumables, etc.
  • CPNW, background check, EMT prep, CPR
  • Texttbook and workbook
  • Class and clinical shirt

Student-Provided Materials:

  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Stethoscope
  • Safety glasses
  • Slackes/pants for clinicals
  • Closed-toed shoes
  1. Students seeking initial EMT certification must complete an EMT training course and receive a certificate of completion. At this point, sponsorship or affiliation with an agency isn't required. 
  2. After completion of the course, students must successfully pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). 
  3. Students must submit an Initial EMS Certification Application to the Washington State Department of Health, which includes EMT course certificate of completion, NREMT passing score, and proof of agency association/sponsorship. 
For more information, please visit the Washington State DOH website for EMS Provider Certification.

Employment for Emergency Medical Technicians is in demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment projections forecast Emergency Medical Technician jobs growing at a rate of 15 percent with a median wage estimated at $22.41 per hour. 


Career & Technical Education
Tech (TEC) Building, Room 114