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Emergency Medical Technician

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The Emergency Medical Technician's scope of practice includes basic skills focused on the acute management and transportation of critical and emergent patients. This may occur at an emergency scene until transportation resources arrive, from an emergency scene to a health care facility, between health care facilities, or in other health care settings. Emergency Medical Technicians work alongside other EMS and health care professionals as an integral part of the emergency care team. Emergency Medical Technicians' scope of practice includes basic, non-invasive interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with acute out-of-hospital medical and traumatic emergencies. Emergency care is based on assessment findings. Additionally, Emergency Medical Technicians provide care to minimize secondary injury and provide comfort to the patient and family while transporting the patient to an emergency care facility." (NREMT)

The goal of this 272-hour program (clinical time included) is to train and develop the individual student into a functioning member of the emergency medical workforce. The 72-hour clinical and internship portion of the EMS training program will provide the student the opportunity to acquire their newly learned knowledge and skills in the hospital and the field setting under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. Additionally, an AHA BLS Provider Course is provided within this course and a requirement prior to attending clinical rotations. This program will provide the necessary training and skills required to take the National Registry exam for EMT. Upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be eligible to become certified by the National Registry as well as by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Charges for the exam and the DSHS application for certification are not included in the cost of the course.

The cost of the program is $1,675. Additional costs include an online background check ($40, payable by the student), drug screen ($40, payable by the student), textbooks, and supplies. Designated uniform:

  • Black EMT pants, black boots, black belt, charcoal shirt with EMT patch, EMT scissors, penlight, stethoscope, eye protection, and wristwatch with second hand.
  • Textbooks: (available at Lee College Bookstore).
    • AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Textbook, 12th Edition
    • AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Workbook, 12th Edition

Estimated future cost upon graduation: NREMT Exam fee $80; DSHS Certification Fee $64; DSHS fingerprint and background check $40.

EMT PDF

ALL prerequisites MUST be completed ONE WEEK PRIOR to the start of class including online background check, complete Accuplacer Test, High School Diploma or GED, copy of Social Security Card AND a State-Issued ID or TDL (Names MUST match), and all immunization requirements.

  • Online Background Investigation ($40, payable by the student) at https://portal.castlebranch.com/LK53. The results take 48-72 hours. For assistance, please see a registration clerk at the Center for Workforce Development.
  • Complete Accuplacer Test with required scores in Reading and Writing. Pickup the Accuplacer Test form in the Center for Workforce Development registration office, pay for the test in the Business Office and contact the Counseling Office at 281.425.6384 to schedule the test. If you have taken college courses, please bring your transcript and you may be eligible to be exempt from applicable tests.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Drug Screen ($40, payable by the student) at https://portal.castlebranch.com/LK53. The results take 48-72 hours. For assistance, please see a registration clerk at the Center for Workforce Development.
  • Copy of Social Security Card AND a state-issued ID or TDL (Names MUST match).
  • All students are required to have the current immunizations listed below.
  • Classroom: 192 hours
  • AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers: 8 hours
  • Clinical Rotations: 72 hours (Ambulance Clinicals: 48 hours, Emergency Room Clinicals: 24 hours)
  • Total Hours: 272

To be eligible to do the clinical at a facility, you will need to have ALL of your shots PRIOR to the start of class and you must bring PROOF of all shot and titer records to the Center for Workforce Development when registering.

  • Hepatitis B — Series of Three doses are required or a Quantitative Titer will be accepted as long as the result shows positive immunity.
  • MMR — Must have two doses of vaccination. Titer accepted.
  • TB Skin Test (PPD) — Test must be negative and taken within 12 months of the end date of clinical rotations. If positive, chest X-ray with written results from a doctor showing no symptoms of TB accepted OR Chest X-ray with written results within 2 years of the start date of class OR Quan ti FERON® — TB Gold Blood Test.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP) — Must be within 10 years of the end date of the class.
  • Varicella — Must have two doses of vaccination or titre test with positive results.
  • Flu Vaccine — annual — if clinical rotations are to be completed during flu season. (Oct-Mar)

In an effort to better serve student needs and interests, we offer programs along with our educational partners, CCI, and Ed2Go. For a listing of those programs visit:

Check Eligibility for Licensing Exams

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed. Some examples include, but are not limited to, education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.

HB 1508

Students who have a felony conviction should check with the Program Manager of their program to determine if a licensing exam is required to be employed Some examples include but are not limited to education, nursing, cosmetology, and technology programs. Legislative changes, specifically, HB 1508 from the 85th Texas legislative session section 53.151 (2017), require notification to applicants and enrollees regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license. Students may be ineligible for an occupational license upon completion of a program due to prior convictions.