Our upcoming classes begin in January and September of each year. EMT course includes a mixture of practical and lecture-based instruction. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in practical skills as well as on written examinations. In addition, each student will complete clinical rotations in an emergency department and on an ambulance.
Students who successfully complete all course requirements will take the National Registry certification exam.
At the conclusion of the course, the EMT will have demonstrated competency in:
- Patient assessment
- Trauma care
- Managing medical emergencies
- Utilizing Basic Life Support equipment
- Hemorrhage control
- Fracture and spinal stabilization
- Emergency childbirth
- Includes our hands on MCI and Extrication Day!
- Use of a semi-automatic defibrillator
You are eligible to enroll in an EMT course if:
- You are 18 years old, or you will be 18 years old by the end of the month in which you plan to take the National Registry certification exam.
- You can read, write, and communicate in English. All classes and tests are given in English.
- For our program, you must have a high school diploma or GED OR be currently enrolled as a high school senior. A driver’s license is NOT required to earn your certification, however, this may affect your hiring potential.
The screening process involves a background check and drug screen. EMERG will review all background checks prior to acceptance into the program. Unacceptable results may result in course dismissal and tuition being forfeited. Other background issues may pop up from the Texas Department of State Health Services or The National Registry of EMT’s. Both perform a background check prior to certification or licensure.
If you have questions regarding what is or is not acceptable, contact these agencies directly at the following numbers:
The following may result in an unacceptable background inquiry:
- Felony convictions or felony deferred
- Misdemeanor convictions (Class A and some B)
- Deferred adjudication involving crimes against persons (physical or sexual abuse)
- Misdemeanor convictions related to moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness,/exposure, etc.)
- Felony deferred adjudication for the sale, possession, distribution, or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances
- Registered sex offenders
Drug screens will be conducted during class.
- Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or proof of immunity.
- Hepatitis B
- TB test (TST) – EMERG can do TB TST tests in class for an additional fee.
- Flu shot (Seasonal) – EMERG can do flu shots in class for an additional fee.
How long is the course:
Each of our courses involves approximately 270 hours of training and takes about 4.5 months to complete.