Emergency Medical Technician

This course is an introduction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic and includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized services. The curriculum is based on the Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum.

EMT Basic Course Requirements

  1. Minimum 18 years of age
  2. High School Diploma or GED
  3. Valid Texas Driver's License
  4. Current TB Skin Test
  5. Hepatitis B Series (must have all three shots by registration)
  6. TABE test in Reading

Workforce Training & Development Course Descriptions:

EMSP 1001 EMT Basic - Preparation for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic. Includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an emergency service or other specialized services.  Students will apply safety and operational principles in out-of-hospital environments; demonstrate life saving care to patients at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level; and display professional and ethical behaviors expected of emergency personnel.

EMSP 1055 Trauma Management - Knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. Students will integrate the pathophysiological assessment findings to formulate a field impression; implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient; and integrate multiple determinants of trauma conditions into clinical care.

EMSP 1056 Patient Assessment and Airway Management - Knowledge and skills required to perform patient assessment, airway management, and artificial ventilation. Students will perform a history and comprehensive physical exam on various patient populations; establish and/or maintain a patient airway; demonstrate oxygenation and ventilation of a patient; differentiate respiratory distress, failure and arrest; and interpret results of monitoring devices.