Emergency Medical Technician


Downtown Center

145 N. Centennial Way (4th floor)
Mesa, AZ 85201

Office Hours

Fall & Spring Semesters:
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Closed Sat and Sun

Summer Semester:
Mon-Thu: 8 am – 5 pm
Closed Fri, Sat and Sun


Phone: 480-461-6300
Office: Downtown Center

What is an EMT-Basic?

EMT-Basic is the entry-level of pre-hospital emergency medical care providers. EMT-Bs are not trained to provide definitive medical care but instead focus on rapid in-field treatment and transport to higher medical providers. The training is designed to provide the next sequence of skills required to progress upward in the emergency health care field and qualifies the student for state EMT-basic certification sanctioned by the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Program Overview

Program Entry Requirements

Reading Placement Tests

To prove reading comprehension, all students must first take Mesa Community College's Reading Comprehension Next Generation placement test and obtain a score of 249. MCC Testing Center Hours.

  • EdReady Assessments with a reading score of 75 or higher are accepted.
  • For scores lower than 249, students can submit unofficial/official HS transcripts documenting a GPA of 3.0 or higher and receive approval from the Program Director.
  • Students who have an Associate's Degree or higher from an accredited college are exempt from testing but will need to provide a copy of college transcripts/degree at the time of registration.

Age Requirements & Testing

Students must be 18 years of age before taking the NREMT Exam, within one year from the end of the program.

In order for students to take the NREMT Exam, they must first: obtain 70% overall in the EMT program, successfully complete EMT104 AB and pass the skills portion of the program, and pass the final course exam with a 75% or higher.

EMT 101 - CPR BLS Provider

EMT101 is now an INTEGRATED section of the EMT cohort. ALL EMT students are now required to take EMT101 concurrently in Mesa Community College's EMT program cohort regardless of previous CPR certification. Please note, that this means EMT101 is no longer offered as an individual class.

By integrating the (EMT101) BLS CPR course, MCC EMT Faculty can effectively validate and or re-validate that EMT students possess the most current CPR knowledge, assessment, and resuscitation skills as required in the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) ECC Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines.

EMT 104 AB - Immersive Patient Simulation Scenarios

Students in MCC's EMT program will have an opportunity to experience case-based simulations of emergency medical (EMS) responses. These simulations will focus on honing the practical application of techniques and skills covered in the EMT program. These simulated scenarios serve to replace clinical internships and maintain accordance with national and state curriculum/program requirements. Simulations are scenario-based learning experiences that evaluate the skills, knowledge, and assessments utilized in pre-hospital emergency medical care.

Program Tuition and Cost

Class Cost Breakdown

MCC Registration Processing Fee


EMT 104

  • Tuition- $850.00

  • Course Fee- $500.00 (includes required EMT textbook and FISDAP/NAVIGATE subscriptions)

EMT 101: CPR

  • Tuition- $42.50

  • Course Fee- $30.00 (includes AHA BLS CPR textbook and pocket mask valve)

EMT104AB: Applied Practical Studies

  • Tuition- $42.50

  • Course Fee- $75.00 (includes required lab supplies)

EMT104LL: Practicum

  • Tuition- $170.00
  • Course Fee- $135.00 (includes required lab supplies)
Miscellaneous Costs
  • NREMT EMT CBT Exam- $80.00 (estimated - subject to change)

Total Projected Cost


Course Breakdown

The EMT Program will bundle (cohort) the following courses as a semester cohort: EMT101, EMT104, EMT104LL, & EMT104AB. The program requires concurrent cohort enrollment in all four classes per semester. There is no "ala carte" EMT course selection available. Students must first view the EMT COHORT CLASS SCHEDULES documents hyperlinked in the registration steps below and choose which cohort group they wish to enroll in. All cohort courses must be enrolled at the same time or students will receive a registration error code.

EMT101- 0.5 Credits

  • Designed to provide the allied healthcare provider with the knowledge and skills to perform effective Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Basic Life Support (BLS) according to current 2020 American Heart Association ECC guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care.

EMT104- 10 Credits

  • Designed to prepare students for the scope of practice and standard of care with a comprehensive assessment, diagnostic technology, patient advocacy, ethical and professional behaviors, critical thinking, decision-making, and patient management of medical and trauma emergencies and non-emergencies.

EMT104LL- 2 Credits

  • A simulated section in which the student incorporates a standard of care and scope of practice with a comprehensive assessment, psychomotor skills, diagnostic technology, patient advocacy, ethical and professional behaviors, critical thinking, decision-making, and patient management of medical and trauma emergencies.

EMT104AB- 0.5 Credits

  • Simulation of actual emergency responses, with the practical application of techniques and skills covered in EMT104.

Steps to Register for the EMT Program

Registration Questions?

Please email:
or call our office at (480) 461-6300
Be sure to provide your name, student ID, and detailed question in your message.
EMT Registration Directions

In order to begin enrollment into the EMT Program, students must strictly follow the steps below:

Spring 2023 Cohort Schedules