Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program

In our Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate program in Texas, you will learn how to provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting.

The College of Health Care Professions is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and was founded by doctors over 30 years ago. Our EMT Program is designed by industry experts with a focus on core classes and flexibility to prepare you to begin your new career as a health professional in just four months. This blended program offers convenient EMT classes online to fit your busy schedule and labs on-campus at night or on the weekend.

What is an EMT?

  • Emergency medical technicians respond to emergencies and provide first-line medical or emergency care for sick and injured people at a non-hospital scene and/or while they are being transported to the hospital for care.
  • EMTs work in a variety of environments like hospitals, ambulances, fire departments, or other rescue services.

Program Details

Program Length

Blended: 16 weeks

COURSES

You can take this program via blended learning at our Austin, Houston - Med Center, Houston - Northwest, Houston - Southwest, and North San Antonio campuses.

Blended learning is comprised of both online classes and in-person classes allowing you to learn ophthalmology techniques online while receiving the hands-on medical training you need in person.

MODULE IMODULE IIMODULE III

EMT Orientation

EMT100

Students are introduced to emergency medical services and learn basic cognitive knowledge in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology. The course continues with information on EMS systems, crew resources, and legal issues and documentation. Patient assessment is covered and students begin to practice hands-on skills with CPR. Prerequisite: None

Lecture40hr.
Laboratory10hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours50hr.
Credits0 

EMT Laboratory

EMT200

This course continues with cognitive learning while also allowing students practice in the psychomotor skills required in the NREMT psychomotor examination. Students perform patient assessment/management, bag-valve-mask ventilation, oxygen administration, spinal immobilization, bleeding control, shock management, cardiac arrest management, joint mobilization, and long bone immobilization. Students must pass a final written exam with at least 80% and a final skills assessment prior to the clinical experience. Prerequisite: Module I

Lecture18hr.
Laboratory32hr.
Externship0hr.
Total Hours50hr.
Credits0 

EMT Clinical

EMT300

The EMT Clinical allows students to practice the skills learned from both the online study and hands-on skills components of the program. Students complete a minimum of 48 hours in ambulance-based field experience and an additional 24 hours in a hospital emergency department. Students also complete online test prep for the National Registry exam. Prerequisite: Modules I and II.

Lecture0hr.
Laboratory0hr.
Externship72hr.
Total Hours72hr.
Credits0 

About the Emergency Medical Technician Training Program

The goal of our Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program is to prepare you for entry-level EMT career in Texas. All our instructors have real-world experience. You will learn how to provide basic life support and respond to 911 calls, assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment, provide first-aid treatment, transport patients, report observations and treatments, document medical care provided and manage supplies and equipment.

Graduates of our EMT school will study medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and EMT systems and acquire the skills necessary to become an invaluable asset to the emergency healthcare team. You will be able to assess and manage patients by performing basic life support measures, such as CPR, bag-valve-mask ventilation, oxygen administration, spinal immobilization, bleeding control, shock management, cardiac arrest management, joint mobilization, and long bone immobilization.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does an EMT do?

As a graduate from our EMT training, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge you need to be an entry-level emergency medical technician. Some of the skills and knowledge you will acquire include:

  • Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance
  • Assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment
  • Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients
  • Transport patients safely in an ambulance
  • Transfer patients to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility
  • Report observations and treatment to physicians, nurses, or other healthcare facility staff
  • Document medical care provided
  • Inventory, replace, and clean supplies and equipment after use

What externship experience will I receive?

Included in the blended program is 72 hours of clinical externship experience, which is built into the program to put learned skills into practice with our local healthcare employer partners. The EMT externship includes a minimum of 48 hours of ambulance-based field experience and an additional 24 hours in an emergency department. This externship allows our students to gain real-life hands-on work experience and to prepare students to take the National Registry Exam and obtain an EMT certification.

How do I become a certified emergency medical technician?

Once you graduate from our EMT Program, you’ll be able to apply as an entry-level EMT in a variety of emergency settings. We will train you for your EMT Basic certification to become a certified EMT from the necessary credentialing agencies. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to take the National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians Exam and apply for the Texas Department of State Health Services licensure.

CHCP has applied for approval through Texas Department of State Health Services to offer the EMT Program and is awaiting review and final approval. Currently, we are waitlisting people for the program and will begin enrolling upon final approval.

What are some EMT jobs?

With an EMT certification, you will be able to work in one of many different healthcare settings. Some of those include:

  • Private Ambulance Service
  • Fire Department
  • Hospital
  • Other Rescue Service

Some job titles can include:

  • EMT
  • Critical Care Technician
  • Patient Care Technician

For additional career titles and earning potential, please visit www.bls.gov.

Our Career Services team will work with you to ensure you are aware of your career options, prepares you in interview skills and provide job placement assistance to find you the healthcare career of your dreams.

If you are ready or if you need more information, simply fill out the form to have one of our Admissions Advisors contact you! Take the first step towards your new healthcare career as an EMT.

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How to Become an EMT

If you are ready to enroll in EMT school, you must first meet the following requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • A Scholastic Level Exam score of at least 13
  • The ability to read and write in English
  • Have good coordination, be neat, professional, and have excellent customer service skills

Have More Questions?

Get answers to our frequently asked questions. We are here to help you every step of the way from personalized student support, job placement assistance and career services for life. We can help you get started on your EMT training or certification with financial aid options and affordable payment plans that are available to those who qualify. Contact an Advisor Today!

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