EMT Estimated Costs

All prices are estimates.

Basic EMT Estimated Costs
16 hours (tuition and fees) $2,574.50
Books  (Textbook, CPR provider manual and skills manual) $160.75
Uniform Polo (recommend 2) (paid by Student at Uniform Source) $100.00
Boots $125.00
Stethoscope $75.00
Pants (recommend 2) (Black or blue EMS or Cargo pants) $100.00
Background check  $29.50 
Drug Screen  $38.75
Platinum Planner EMT $30.00
EMS Testing EMT $45.00
Liability Insurance $11.05
AHA CPR Card Fee $5.00 
Total For Semester $3294.55

Licensure Fees

(required by other agencies/entities) **

** Please note that licensure fees are not applicable under specific circumstances. Specific information regarding this exception will be provided to each participant by the instructors.

State EMS Division $50.00 application fee and $75.00 license fee, Criminal Background Check of 32.56 
National Registry $ 80.00 (each exam attempt)

Basic or Developmental courses as required based on student Accuplacer Test (if required) may cause additional charges.

Students wishing to continue into the Paramedic Program must also complete the AEMT program and take specified General Education Courses. Please see the Program Director for specific information.

Advanced EMT Estimated Costs
16 hours (tuition and fees) $2,574.50
Books $474.00 for Textbook and skills manual 
Uniform Polo (recommend 2) $100.00 (Paid by Student at Book Store)
Boots $125.00
Stethoscope $75.00
Pants (Recommend 2) $100.00
Background check $29.50
Drug Screen $38.75
Platinum Planner $56.50
EMS Testing $66.50 
Liability Insurance $11.05
Total For Semester $3650.08

Licensure Fees

(required by other agencies/entities) **

State EMS Division Application Fee $70.00, License Fee $80.00 and Criminal Background Check $32.65
National Registry $ 115.00 (each exam attempt)

Students wishing to continue into the Paramedic Program must also complete the AEMT program.  Please see the Program Director for specific information.

EMT-Paramedic

Basic or Developmental courses as required, based on student’s ACT or Accuplacer Test scores, must be completed before acceptance into the Paramedic Program. Please see a counselor or consult the JSCC catalog for requirements regarding Basic or Developmental courses. In addition, please review all requirements for admission to Jackson State Community College in the college catalog. Application for admission to the Paramedic program does NOT constitute application for admission to the college. Both application processes must be successfully completed in order to enter the program.

The JSCC Paramedic Program has the option of Associate of Applied Science Program based on 60 credit hours of academic work. There are 17 general education credits required and 43 core program credits required for successful completion of the program. While the sample schedule below is representative, the anticipated cost may be altered if the student carries different credit loads than the sample schedule listed below. In addition, completing Developmental courses may also affect total credit load and have an impact on tuition costs.  A student can choose to get the Paramedic Certificate without obtaining or before obtaining Associates Degree.  

Paramedic Tuition and Fees
First semester $2,422.50
Second Semester $2,574.50
Third Semester $2,014.50
Total Tuition $7,011.50 
Other Expected Fees
Books   $941.72.00
"Card" Fees (PHTLS, ACLS, PALS) $40.00
School Supplies $150.00
Uniform Polo (4 uniforms Paid by Student at Book Store) $200.00
Platinum Planner $85.00
EMS Testing $97.50
Background check $29.50
Drug Screen $38.75
Liability insurance  $11.05
Duty Boots $120.00
Pants (Recommend 4 Black cargo or EMS Pants) $200.00
Stethoscope $75.00

Total Program Cost (estimate): $9,000.02

Book costs may vary depending upon whether the student purchases new or used books or chooses to rent their books where possible. There may also be changes in cost estimates based upon what humanities course is chosen.

It is important to note that an additional background check required for licensure in the State of TN, licensure fees to the State of TN, and fees for taking the National Registry exam will be incurred while still attending JSCC. These additional fees, while not paid to JSCC, will have to be planned into the student’s budget as part of their overall financial obligations in order to complete the process of becoming a paramedic.

TN Application Fee is $75.00 

TN License Fee is $100.00
Background Check for Licensure requirements by TN is $32.65.
National Registry Exam fees per attempt for Paramedic is estimated at $125.00.

It is important to note that all of the fees listed above may change without notice based on the individual vendors that provide services and/or products to the students.  This cost estimate should only be used as a guide to planning your budgetary needs for this program.