Our Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program teaches basic life support procedures. EMT is the entry-level certification for EMS. EMTs work alongside paramedics in the delivery of pre-hospital care.
Successful completion of this program entitles the student to sit for the National Registry examination and apply for the certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Our EMT program is open enrollment, so no prior approval is required from the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program.
However, you do have to meet the following requirements. You must:
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Completion of the EMT program does not assure admission into the Paramedic program.
Read our EMT General Information (PDF will open in a new window)
Courses are for 16 weeks and begin in August each year.
Courses are for 16 weeks and begin in January each year.
Courses run through Summer I and Summer II and begin in late May (11-week course) or early June (9-week course)
Do not attend these meetings if you are not enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester.
Do attend the following two orientation meetings if you are enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester.
Class Orientation Meetings
If you are an enrolled student, you must attend one of the following EMT Class Orientation Meetings.
This meeting will cover immunization requirements and procedures for completing the required drug screening and criminal background check. Without a complete immunization record and a completed and passed drug screen and criminal background check, students will not be allowed to enroll in the EMT program.
Clinical Orientation Meetings
If you are enrolled in the Fall 2014 EMT program, you must also attend one of the following EMT Clinical Orientation Meetings.
You are required to come dressed in their clinical uniform (white shirt and blue pants) in order to attend the Clinical Orientation meetings. You are also required to come prepared to take notes (e.g., bring pen and paper).
Location: NHSC 1108 (please check website for latest information; location subject to change)
Items contained in the EMT packet are due the first day of class. No exceptions.
You, the student, are responsible for making sure you have your EMT packet before the start of classes.
If you registered for the EMT courses after the last scheduled EMT Class Orientation meeting, please contact the Health Sciences office at 817-515-6435 or stop by NHSC 1118A, to make sure you get your EMT packet.
Stephen Smith, EMT Associate Professor
Updated July 09, 2014