You may apply at age 17; complete the coursework and sit for your NREMT; however, you will not be officially NREMT certified and cannot obtain Texas EMS certification until age 18.
You must first apply to and be accepted by in order to take this EMS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class.
1. Complete the Application and provide the all the required documents.
2. Make sure you select the box for Occupational Skills Award (OSA) in the Intended Academic Goal section. Then, select Emergency Medical Services for your Major-Certificate.
3. Meningitis Vaccination Requirement: Texas State Law requires most new students under the age of 22 entering a higher education institution to show proof of having the vaccine 10 days prior to the start of the term.
TSI Testing: You will not need to take the TSI Assessment if you are only taking our EMT class. You must take the TSI Assessment if you are taking other courses.
You must complete the Accuplacer Exam before completing the EMT application and meet the following application requirements:
ASSESSMENT TESTING: The EMS Education Program is a limited admissions program and results from the Accuplacer test will be used to make program admissions decisions. Therefore, ALL APPLICANTS, regardless of degrees and/or academic standing, must complete an Entrance Assessment Exam for EMS writing, reading and arithmetic. This test is specifically designed for our EMT Education Program and is not the same as the college entrance exams. You may take this test two times per semester. This test is valid for 12 months for our application purposes.
The following is not required for your application; however, please be aware of these all-important requirements for clinicals. We suggest that you begin preparing your documents to verify these requirements now since some immunizations take several months to complete.
Clinical Readiness Requirements: Once accepted into the EMT class, all students must meet all requirements for immunizations, personal health care coverage and the specific CPR certification prior to clinical rotations.