Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are always in demand and in only 8-12 weeks, you can master the life-saving skills to be someone’s hero. EMTs are first responders who critically assess, evaluate and treat medical patients. They work on ambulances, in fire departments or hospital emergency departments and on search and rescue teams.
Becoming an EMT can also be a first step to several specialized career opportunities. An EMT certification is required prior to training as a paramedic and for certain fire service positions. EMT experience is highly desirable when applying for Physician Assistant (PA) programs.
The EMT program includes:
- 172 Hours of classroom instruction
- CPR Training
- 24 Hour externship
On successfully completing the EMT program, you will be eligible to take the national certifying exam through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – NREMT and receive your national EMT certification. Once you gain National Registry certification and meet all requirements for State certification, then you may apply for Texas certification
It’s A Great Time To Be An EMT
The world is a dangerous place. More than any other time, there is a great need for first responders who can critically assess, evaluate and treat medical and trauma patients. Become an EMT today and be prepared for the next accident or natural disaster.
What Skills Will You Learn?
Student’s receive the skills necessary to respond to emergency calls and treat trauma patients as well as how to care for and transport the sick and injured. Students immediately put their skills into practice through clinical, residential, and ambulance simulations. Students receive hands-on training with actual field medical equipment, supervised by experienced paramedics and EMTs. These instructors bring a wide variety of EMT experience to the classroom and skills lab to expand our students’ learning opportunities.
Once you complete the classroom portion of the program, you will attend a 24-hour externship where you will have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills you have learned.