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 Technicians 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 hands-on Skills Lab, and clinical/field experiences. Both the Skills Lab and clinical / field experiences must be completed face-to-face.

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Online Coursework

The Texas EMS School’s online learning environment emphasizes content – not class time. Our courses are developed using adaptive learning technologies that assess what you already know and provide extra help for areas in which you need it most. 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 of time. 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 and provides you with rewards along the way.

Don’t misunderstand, this is a rigorous course and it will stretch you, but if you find yourself struggling with a subject, we’re here to help. Simply schedule an online 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 readiness 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.

Completing this EMT course in Texas will provide you with a closer look at the key concepts and hands-on skills necessary to practice in a fast-paced industry. Instructors focus on the areas below to best prepare you for further examination.

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 Registry 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

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What Can I Do as an EMT?

A practicing EMT will respond to life and death situations. These professionals often ride in ambulances provide patients with an immediate level of care. If a patient is experiencing trauma, an EMT will assess their condition, provide immediate care, stabilize the patient, and transport them to a healthcare facility.

No two days are ever the same when working as an EMT. Licensed EMTs work to make sure that a patient remains stable during transport until they receive further attention from a doctor, surgeon, or specialist. EMTs are typically some of the first healthcare workers to arrive on the scene after a 911 call comes in. Enrolling in the EMT Basic training program through Texas EMS School is a pivotal step in earning the credentials you require for a full-time career.

Who Is Eligible for EMT Training in Texas?

Texas EMS School offers our online program to Texas residents 18 years or older. We require everyone enrolling in the course to have a high school diploma or equivalent level of education.

Our student support team partners with students that have unique goals for completing the EMT program. Prepare for a full-time career as an EMT or build the knowledge and practical skills you need to comply with the fire department you work for. Whatever your goals may be, we want to help you achieve them.

A Competency-Based Program for Efficiency

At Texas EMS School, we recognize that students have responsibilities outside of completing the training program. Our Texas EMT course is competency-based, which means that you are able to move through the course at the pace that makes the most sense for you.

Instructors at Texas EMS School take note of students that excel in the EMT certification program. If students study and do well on Readiness exams throughout the course, they can move through concepts quickly. Additional assignments and training may also be assigned to students who are struggling in areas that prove more challenging. The EMT program offered by Texas EMS School provides students with a personalized approach to learning for full comprehension.

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.

Becoming an AEMT in the state of Texas is achievable through our online platform. If you have a laptop or smartphone, you have all the technology you need to move through weekly assignments. Our Advanced EMT training program is competency-based, which means your lessons and homework are tailored to your strengths and weaknesses. If you’re struggling with a specific chapter, Texas EMS School offers free online tutoring sessions to help you grasp core concepts.

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Hands-On Skills Lab

Skills Lab

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

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to attend a minimum of 2, two-day Skills Labs 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

December 7 – 8 – Abilene
December 8 – 9 – Abilene

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Clinical & Field Training

Hands-On Training Designed to Work Around Your Busy Schedule

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.

You’ll participate in clinical experiences and field experiences at first-responder organizations and major hospitals in Texas. View our map of clinical and field sites to view the locations closest to you.

The Axon program includes time in both the EMS field and the hospital field. Your time in the clinical/field portion of your program is geared towards completing several different skill competencies and patient-type interactions. Your student services advisor will work with you to schedule your field experience and clinical experiences 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 a student services advisor for details.

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We’re here to help. If you’re interested in beginning a career in EMS, we want to assist you in your journey. We’ll discuss your career goals, answer questions about our programs, and help find the right program for you.

Contact us online with questions about the program, admissions, or the application process. We look forward to speaking with you!

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