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EMT Certificate - Program Costs

The EMT Certificate Program requires a significant financial outlay (tuition and fees for credit hours, plus textbooks, workbooks and supplies), as well as a major time commitment (10 hours per week in class, an additional 20 hours per week studying outside of the class, and – near the end of the course – 10 hours of clinical externships).

A student will be dismissed from the course – and will not be reimbursed tuition, fees or other costs, for accumulating a combined total of more than 10 hours of absences or tardies, or scoring less than 80 percent on a total of three (3) exams or skills tests. Also, state and national exams require a fee. For more details, contact the EMT Service Center, 520-206-7839.

Program Costs - Summary


Tuition and Fees [see current schedules] $1,326.00
Textbooks and Workbooks $254.45
Required Supplies  $144.00
TOTAL $1,724.45


Tuition and Fees

These costs are approximate.  Additional fees may apply.

In-state tuition for twelve (12) credit hours
(2017: $81.50 per credit hour)
Semester processing fee $15.00
Technology fee ($2.50 per credit hour) $30.00
Student Services Fee ($3.00 per credit hour) $36.00
Course/Lab Fee $125.00
Drug screening $20.00
Arizona Dept. of Public Safety fingerprint clearance card (ARS 15-1881) $65.00
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card $72.00
Subtotal $1,326.00

Textbooks and Workbooks (EMT 100 beginning Fall 2016)

Estimated prices.  Items available on at the East Campus bookstore

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick
and Injured, AAOS.  11th edition textbook with Navigate 2 Advantage
(ISMB: 9781284106909)
EMT Student Handout Packet (blue cover)
NOTE: Only purchase new copies of the packet as some
contents may be missing from used copies.
Subtotal  $254.45

Required Supplies (EMT 100 & EMT 110)

Estimated prices.  Items are sold at the East Campus bookstore and at many medical supply stores.

Wristwatch with second hand $30.00
Pocket mask with oxygen port $26.00
Blood pressure cuff $24.00
Stethoscope $20.00
Penlight $6.00
Uniform polo shirt* $38.00
Subtotal approx. $144.00

* The program dress code requires that students wear a uniform polo shirt to every class.  East Campus bookstore sells uniform shirts and requires proof of enrollment in EMT 100.


Students are responsible for buying the proper textbooks and being aware of classroom changes, etc., through MyPima. Students can learn what books are needed for courses by going to their Book List channel in MyPima or clicking on a course’s CRN in the online Schedule of Classes.

Students must observe tuition payment deadlines to avoid cancellation of registration due to nonpayment. PCC reserves the right to drop unpaid registrations at any time without prior notice.

Note: A student will NOT receive a tuition reimbursement if he is dismissed from or fails EMT 100, or if he withdraws from the course after the College drop deadline.