Paramedic Academy

Next Paramedic Courses:

Fall Semester 2017 Nov. 4 2017 Night Class T/Th 6:00p-10:00p & alternating Saturdays 8:00a-5:00p, 17 mo.

Spring Semester 2018 March Day Class T/Th 9:30a-5p, 13 mo.

*You must hold a current NREMT or TDSHS EMT certification to enroll

Jurisprudence

If you are interested in taking an online Jurisprudence class, you can do so by calling 512-255-3687 or register online here.

This is a new requirement for all licensed EMS providers renewing after Sept. 1, 2017.

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EMTS Academy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

EMS Course FAQ

1. What if I have a criminal record? Visit TDSHS website for more information pertaining to criminal history.  Pre-screening available:  Click Here

TDSHS website states:

A person shall be disqualified from eligibility to acquire an EMS certification if the applicant is convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision or deferred disposition for an offense listed in Code of Criminal Procedure, Article 42.12, Sections 3g(a)(1)(A) through (H) as follows:


(1) murder; (2) capital murder; (3) indecency with a child; (4) aggravated kidnapping; (5) aggravated sexual assault; (6) aggravated robbery; (7) substance abuse offenses (if conducted in a manner below), as described in Health and Safety Code, Chapter 481, for which punishment is increased under:


(a) Health and Safety Code, §481.140, regarding the use of a child in the commission of an offense; or
(b) Health and Safety Code, §481.134(c), (d), (e) or (f), regarding an offense committed within a drug free zone, if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under one of those subsections;


(8) sexual assault. (9) An offense, other than an offense committed on or after September 1, 2009, for which the person is subject to register as a sex offender under Code of Criminal Procedure, Chapter 62.
**All other criminal offenses NOT LISTED ABOVE are subject to a department review which may lead to denial, suspension, or revocation.  Please call TDSHS at (512) 834-6700 to find out if your record will prohibit you from obtaining a certification.**

2. What vaccines are required? One injection of Tetanus diphtheria pertussis (Tdap) is required within the last 10 years; Two doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); One dose of Varicella Zoster (Chickenpox) if done before your 13th birthday or two doses if done after your 13th birthday; A recent Tuberculosis Test (TB) within 180 days from the start date of class; a series of 3 injections of the Hepatitis B (Hep-B) vaccine is required to be completed prior to any patient contact (clinical time); Meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years from the start date of the course. Please follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for administration of this vaccine and its time frames.  Your first injection of Hep-B will need to be completed prior to enrollment.  You will receive an email after submitting the online registration request form.  Attached will be the immunization check sheet that will need to be signed by a physician.

3. What if I don't have my immunization records or I am missing a required vaccine? You have two options.

  • Visit your doctor or click here for a vaccine clinic to schedule injections. The vaccine clinic is a cost saving alternative for those who are uninsured or under-insured.
  • Visit your doctor and request a TITER TEST on the vaccines above to give you seriological evidence of immunity to these diseases.

4. Which Textbook(s) will we be using?

EMT Students will be using:

Prehospital Emergency Care, 10th edition by Joseph Mistovich ISBN-13-9780134045061

Paramedic students will be using:

Purchased as a package using ISBN 9781284126549:
Paramedic Practice Today REVISED Edition Volumes 1 and 2, by Barbara Aehlert.

Paramedic Practice Today Volumes 1 and 2 WORKBOOK, by Barbara Aehlert.

Paramedic: Anatomy & Physiology –by Elling, Rothenburg, and Elling

12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition

Purchased separately:
Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology 7th Ed. ISBN 10: 0-13-513822-1

5. Will I need a current Health Care Provider CPR Card? Yes. American Heart Association, Health Care Provider (BLS) Certification Cards only. Your CPR card must be issued no more than 6 months prior to the start date of class.  You may sign up for a CPR class during your registration appointment and is included in the course tuition. ONLINE CPR COURSES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. EMTS Academy will offer a CPR class prior to the start of your EMS course. Austin/Travis County EMS CPR also offers classes weekly: (512) 978-0175.

6. What does the required uniform consist of? The uniform consists of Navy EMS pants, Black Belt, Black Boots, and an EMTS Academy Shirt and Academy patch. You will receive an email containing the order form for Miller after you submit the online registration request form for the EMS class.

MILLER UNIFORMS & EMBLEMS, INC.
826 Rutland Drive, Austin, TX 78758
PH (512)302-5541  M-F 9a - 5p

7. How long is the class: Approximately: EMT Day Class: 3 months, 2 weeks; EMT Night Class: 4 months, 3 weeks; Paramedic: 12 months average classroom time, up to 5 months clinical/field internship time.

Payment Plan: The fee for those who choose this option is 10% of the tuition.  This fee will be added to your first payment and is due at registration.

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