Emergency Medical Technician

EMT100 – 320.00 Hours

Schedule

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09/03/24 – 11/15/24 College Station, TX FP EMT100 3 $3000.00 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 [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Are you ready to start a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)? The TEEX EMT program is your answer. The TEEX EMT Program is based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies and meets or exceeds minimum hours and content established by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The 9 week EMT program includes 200 hours of classroom lecture and hand-on skills lab portion, 48 hours of clinical internship and 72 hours of field internship. Participants successfully completing the EMT program will receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion and be eligible to take for the National Registry Cognitive exam.

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.

The maximum number of participants in the program is 30. TEEX maintains a ratio of 1 instructor per 30 participants during the classroom lecture; 1 instructor per 6 participants in the skills lab; and 1 preceptor to 1 participant during field experiences.

IMPORTANT: For the complete application process, refer to the EMT Registration Packet. There are very specific timeframes to complete prerequisites and pay tuition outlined in this packet. 

Prerequisites

The prerequisites listed below are submitted through CastleBranch (a third party vendor) and are due within 15 business days of paying your application fee. Review the EMT Registration Packet for instructions. 

  • High School Diploma or GED completion certificate 
  • Copy of Driver’s License or form of government or state issued identification (must be at least 17 years of age to enroll; cannot apply for licenses with DSHS until 18 years of age)
  • Technical Standards Acknowledgement Form
  • A current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification (Basic Life Support [BLS] for Provider certification provided by American Heart Association or American Red Cross only).
  • 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
  • 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
      • TB Gold blood test
      • T-spot blood test
      • Interferon-Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test
      • Negative chest x-ray with physician documentation stating you are TB negative
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap): vaccination within the last ten years
  • Flu: vaccination during the current flu season
  • Meningitis: proof within the past five years if under the age of thirty
  • Note: COVID immunizations are not required for entry into this course. However, they may be required for internship affiliation sites.

    IMPORTANT: A drug screen will be required within 30 days of starting your clinical rotations. You will complete this as directed by your class instructor and coordinated through CastleBranch.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

For the complete list of supplies and application process, refer to the EMT Registration Packet

Requirements for successful completion

To graduate from the EMT program, participants must meet all the attendance and grading requirements specified in the Catalog of Vocational Programs and the EMT Participant Handbook. Applying participants should read the policies section as well as the complete EMT program description in the Catalog of Vocational Programs. 

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. For the complete EMT program attendance policy, refer to the Catalog of Vocational Programs and the EMT Participant Handbook.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries by detailed physical assessment to decipher the need for emergency medical care
  • Administer appropriate emergency medical interventions based on the assessment findings of the patient’s condition
  • Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury
  • Perform safely and effectively the expectations of an entry level EMT Basic

Suggested Audience

Individuals who are pursuing certification as an EMT through DSHS/National Registry

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

Other Information

Estimated Program Cost

  • Application Fee $75
  • Course Tuition $3,000 
  • CastleBranch $90
  • Sterling Credentials $96
  • Curriculum $235
  • Supplies  $60
  • Uniform $250
  • Estimated Total Program Cost: $3,806

Funding Options