Emergency Medical Technician

Online program designed to prepare you to become certified as an EMT.

Program Overview

Texas EMS School’s online EMT program will prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s EMT exam and an exciting career as an EMT.

This program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and meets the requirements for licensure in Texas.

Texas EMS School’s EMT program consists of three components – online coursework, a face-to-face hands-on Skills Lab, and clinical/field experiences.

Online Coursework

The Texas EMS School online learning environment emphasizes content, not class time. The course is developed using adaptive learning technologies that assess what you already know and only provide homework assignments for areas in which you are struggling.  That means that you can move forward as you master concepts and spend more time on content that addresses your weaknesses.

The online content for the EMT Basic course must be completed in 18 weeks, however many students complete the work in a shorter period.  Motivation is essential to success in an online course, and the EMT Basic course is “gamified” which is a fancy way of saying that our team finds ways to celebrate your successes along the way and provide you rewards.

Don’t misunderstand, this is a rigorous course and it will stretch you, but if you find yourself struggling with a subject, schedule telephone tutoring session with one of the instructors. When it comes time to prepare for the NREMT Cognitive Examination we will provide you with multiple opportunities to complete a nationally standardized preparation-exam which can predict your success on the National Registry Exam.  The “practice” exams will give you the confidence you need to succeed at your exam for licensure.

If you have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, you have the basic tools you need to get started.

Hands-On Skills Labs

During the hands-on Skills Lab, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your EMT psychomotor skills. You’ll also have access to our video-based skills training library, online resources, and experienced EMT instructors to help you feel confident in your EMT skills.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to attend a two-day Skills Lab conducted by Texas EMS School.  Contact a student services advisor to find out about dates and locations that may work best for you.

Clinical and Field Experiences

You’ll participate in Clinical Experiences and Field Experiences at first-responder organizations and major hospitals in Texas. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

What You'll Learn

The Texas EMS School EMT program is designed to prepare you to meet the challenging demands of the EMS career field, and to prepare for the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor skills exams.

NREMT Cognitive Knowledge

You’ll learn essential EMT knowledge that will prepare you to succeed at passing the NREMT Cognitive Examination. Our course covers all of the essential topic areas needed to prepare for the NREMT exam. These include airways, respiration & ventilation; cardiology & resuscitation; trauma; medical; obstetrics/gynecology; EMS operations; and patient care for adult, geriatric, and pediatric patients.

NREMT Psychomotor Skills

This course covers the proper order, procedure, and practice required to master skills from the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians Psychomotor Examination.

You’ll learn how to perform the following EMT psychomotor skills with confidence:

  • Patient Assessment/Management – Medical
  • Patient Assessment/Management – Trauma
  • Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM) Ventilation of an Apneic Patient
  • Oxygen Administration by Non-Rebreather Mask
  • Spinal Immobilization – Seated Patient
  • Spinal Immobilization – Supine Patient
  • Bleeding Control / Shock Management
  • Cardiac Arrest Management – AED
  • Joint Immobilization
  • Long Bone Immobilization

Quick Facts

Program Cost

$1650.00

Included:

  • e-Text and Adaptive Learning System
  • Online Tutoring
  • NREMT Practice Exams
  • ID Badge and Uniform Patch
  • Clinical Scheduling System
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification
  • Texas EMS Jurisprudence Certification
  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check

Discount and Rebate Opportunities:

  • $200.00 Student Success Rebate
  • $137.00 Military Rebate (Current/Ex Military or Spouse)
  • $100.00 Discount for Up-Front Payment

Third Party Financing:

  • 0% Interest for Ten Months
  • No Credit Check
  • Low Monthly Payments

Upcoming Courses

Apply Today / Start Tomorrow

Unlike traditional schools we start new students every day in our Free Start Program.  Just apply, jump in the course, and if you love it enroll and keep moving.  Our online course is highly personalized. There are no mandatory meeting times.  We provide you some deadlines, and weekly oversight, but you set your own schedule.

How It Works

Step 1:

Online
Coursework

You’ll attend a hands-on Skills Lab where you’ll have an opportunity to learn, practice, and demonstrate your EMS skills.

Step 2:

Hands-On
Skills Lab

You’ll attend a hands-on Skills Lab where you’ll have an opportunity to learn, practice, and demonstrate your EMS skills.

Step 3:

Clinical & Field Training

You’ll attend a hands-on Skills Lab where you’ll have an opportunity to learn, practice, and demonstrate your EMS skills.

Online Coursework

Online Coursework That Works Around Your Schedule.

You’ll participate in Clinical Experiences and Field Experiences at first-responder organizations and major hospitals in Texas. Check the Map of Clinical Sites available to find the location nearest to you. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

The Axon program includes 48 hours of ambulance-based field experience and 24 hours of clinical experience in a hospital emergency.

Hands-On Skills Lab

Skills Lab

During the hands-on Skills Lab, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your EMT psychomotor skills. You’ll also have access to our video-based skills training library, online resources, and experienced EMT instructors to help you feel confident in your EMT skills.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to attend a two day Skills Lab conducted by Texas EMS School. Contact a student services advisor to find out about dates and locations that may work best for you.

Upcoming Skills Lab Dates

EMT-Basic Skills Lab

May 6 – 7 – Abilene
May 7 – 8 – Abilene
May 8 – 9 – Abilene
June 18 – 19 – Abilene
June 19 – 20 – Abilene

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Clinical & Field Training

Hands-On Training Designed to Work Around Your Busy Schedule

You’ll participate in Clinical Experiences and Field Experiences at first-responder organizations and major hospitals in Texas. Check the Map of Clinical Sites available to find the location nearest to you. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

The Axon program includes 48 hours of ambulance-based field experience and 24 hours of clinical experience in a hospital emergency department. Your student services advisor will work with you to schedule your field experience and clinical internship at one of our partner sites.

If you are currently employed by a fire department, first responder organization, or other healthcare organization; you may be able to complete your field experience or clinical experience through your employer. Contact an student services advisor for details.

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