EMS110 – 176.00 Hours

Schedule

Dates Location Class Price
Details 01/10/22 – 06/15/22 College Station, TX FP EMS110 208 $1860.00 Register
Details 01/11/22 – 06/09/22 College Station, TX FP EMS110 209 $1860.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Are you ready to start a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS)? The initial EMT-Basic certification program may be your answer. Based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies, this course meets or exceeds minimum hours and content established by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

TEEX offers participants two paths to complete the EMT-Basic program: a night class (EMS110) or a day class (EMS115) that include a lecture and skills lab portion, as well as a clinical/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) (EMS116) internship. Whichever format you choose, the TEEX EMT-Basic course is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies, this course meets or exceeds the minimum hours and content established by DSHS. Participants successfully completing the didactic and clinical components of this program will be eligible to sit for the National Registry cognitive exam.

The 296 program hours include: EMS110 /EMS115 (176 hours of classroom lecture and hands-on skills lab) and EMS116 (48 hours of clinical internship and 72 hours of field internship).

The maximum number of participants in the program is 24. TEEX maintains a ratio of 1 instructor per 24 participants during the classroom lecture; 1 instructor per 8 participants in the skills lab; and 1 preceptor to 1 participant during field experiences.

Night Class (EMS110 and EMS116)
The EMT night course consists of 22 weeks of classroom lecture, skills, clinical internship rotations, and field internship rotations.
Classes are held two days a week (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) from 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. A detailed class schedule is provided after registration is complete.

Day Class (EMS115 and EMS116)
The EMT day course consists of 8 weeks of classroom lecture, skills, clinical internship rotations, and field internship rotations.
Classes are held three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. A detailed class schedule is provided after registration is complete.

The hospital and ambulance rotations begin during the classroom portion of the class. You will be expected to do hospital and ambulance rotations on the days you are not in class.

All classes are pending approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Please note: Background checks are required for clinical and field rotations. Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services or other certifying entity is independent of the TEEX EMS program and its training.

Prerequisites

Applicants should meet the following physical requirements:

  • Should be able to lift and carry 125 pounds

To complete your application process to the EMT-Basic program, you must do the following:

  • If you wish to utilize a third party payee (VA, Meritize, Sallie Mae, etc.), please visit our Funding Services page and arrange for payment before moving to the next step in the registration process.
  • Pay the $75 non-refundable application fee through the TEEX website
  • Be a high school graduate or passed a GED test
  • Be at least 17 years of age (must be 18 to be certified by Texas DSHS), to be verified through a governmentally issued identification
  • Complete the Participant Enrollment Agreement. You will need to either:
    • download the file and electronically sign
    • print the file, physically sign, and scan the document
  • Upload all three documents, in as few files as possible, to your student portal account on the TEEX website within a maximum of 14 days of paying your application fee. (This deadline may be reduced as the class start date approaches.)

You will be contacted by a staff member of the EMS Program to obtain your final class payment and to complete your registration process.

Once you have paid your final class payment, you are officially registered in the program. At that point, applicants must provide the following:

  • Then set up an account at CastleBranch, which will cost approximately $90, to submit the following:
    • Documentation of a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification (Basic Life Support [BLS] Provider certification provided by American Heart Association or American Red Cross only)
    • A copy of a driver’s license or a form of government- or state-issued identification
    • A high school diploma or GED completion certificate
    • Health insurance card with student name or letter of eligibility from insurance carrier
    • A criminal background check covering the last seven years that will be initiated by CastleBranch upon account creation and payment
    • A drug screening that will be coordinated by CastleBranch upon account creation
    • Proof of the following immunizations:
      • Measles (rubeola), mumps, and rubella: two vaccinations or positive titer
      • Varicella (chicken pox): two vaccinations or positive titer
      • Hepatitis B: three vaccinations or positive titer (series in process with two vaccinations complete will be accepted)
      • Tuberculosis (TB): one of the following within the last six months:
        • 1 step TB skin test
        • QuantiFERON Gold blood test
        • T-spot blood test
        • Interferon – Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test
        • Negative check x-ray with physician documentation stating you are TB free
      • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap): vaccination within the last ten years
      • Flu: vaccination during the current flu season
      • COVID-19 vaccination
      • Meningitis: proof within the past five years if under the age of thirty (additional information about meningitis)

Course Completion Requirements

Required Supplies

Participants must provide the following items:

  • Notebook paper (8½ × 11”)
  • Pens/Pencils and markers
  • Textbook package from Jones & Bartlett (vendor information provided upon successful registration)
    • Jones & Bartlett Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, 12th edition
    • Navigate2 Advantage Access
    • FISDAP Skills Tracker
    • NOTE: The additional required resources will NOT be included if you purchase the textbook from a source other than the one provided after registration.
    • Entire book package costs approximately $250 for an electronic textbook or $300 for a printed textbook
  • Manual blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer)
  • Stethoscope
  • Pocket mask with a one way valve
  • Class uniform:
    • Maroon polo shirt (vendor information provided upon successful registration)
    • Gray TEEX EMS program T-shirt available from Barker Productions
    • Navy blue or black uniform-style pants
    • Closed-toe black shoes or boots that can be polished (non-tennis shoe type)
    • Black belt

Requirements for successful completion

  • Attendance
    • Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 90% of the didactic hours as a component of successful course completion.
    • Participants who miss 17 hours or more of the EMT course may be dismissed.
    • During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
    • Participants that miss 17 consecutive hours without communication to the instructor and/or training manager will be administratively withdrawn.
  • Grading
    • Successful completion of the lecture/lab portion (EMS110/EMS115) of the EMT program includes the following:
      • Maintain an average of 70% or higher for lecture/lab portion (exams, assignments, quizzes, and homework).
      • Score a minimum of 70% on the comprehensive final exam.
      • Pass all in-lab skill verifications required for clinical authorization.
      • Maintain a positive Affective Evaluation throughout the EMS Program.
      • Complete all clinical and field internship hours prior to the final day of the course.
    • Successful completion of the clinical/field portion (EMS116) of the EMT program includes the following:
      • Complete all requirements outlined in the EMT Basic Student Handbook for the clinical and field internships.
      • Participate in at least 5 patient transports.
      • Complete all documentation properly using the FISDAP scheduler.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 90% of the didactic hours as a component of successful course completion. This means you are allowed to miss a maximum of 16 hours of classroom time to still be eligible to continue to the next phase of training. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Topics

  • Patient assessment
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Trauma/Shock
  • Medical emergencies
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Suggested Audience

Any individual wanting to pursue a certification as an EMT

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 120.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

Details

The class meets two nights a week (Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m..

The EMT Basic program is a total of 296 hours, which are divided into:

  • 176 didactic/lecture
  • 48 hospital clinical
  • 72 ambulance internship

The hospital and ambulance rotations begin during the classroom portion of the class. You will be expected to do hospital and ambulance rotations on the days you are not in class.

Government Programs

Contact Information

Customer Care

EMS Programs
Phone: (979) 217-6579
Email: ems@teex.tamu.edu

Resources

TEEX Registration Process

Participant enrollment agreement (Must download and open in Adobe Reader to complete and sign agreement)

Vocational Course Catalog

Funding Sources

Please visit our TEEX Funding Services page for all available resources. Some of the resources available are:

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