Paramedic Academy

Next Paramedic Courses:

Summer Semester 2017 July 10 2017 Day Class M/W 9:30a-5p, 13 mo.

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

What items are required to register?

EMTS Academy General Admissions Policy

Emergency Management Training and Services (EMTS Academy) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, age, political beliefs, handicap, or any other factor, in its employment practices or in its policies relating to recruitment of students.

Each level of EMS education has specific entry requirements; each entry requirement must be met prior to enrollment of the selected course.

EMT enrollment requirements:

  1. Students must have a high school diploma or GED from a public or private school or equivalent.
  2. Students who are currently enrolled in high school must be 17 and have a letter from a school counselor providing the date of expected graduation.
  3. Minimum enrollment age is 18.  However, students who are 17 by the first day of class may sign a waiver for enrollment, but will not be eligible for state certification until age 18.
  4. EMT applicants must pass a 150-word writing sample with a minimum of an 8th grade ability.
  5. Pass a functional job description physical and provide the functional job description physical form signed by a medical professional.
  6. A BLS 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.

Paramedic enrollment requirements; must meet the EMT enrollment requirements in addition to:

  1. Students must have a high school diploma or GED from a public or private school or equivalent..
  2. Students who are currently enrolled in high school must be 17 and have a letter from a school counselor providing the date of expected graduation.
  3. Pass a state approved EMT course and provide evidence of successful course completion.
  4. You must pass the NREMT for EMT and maintain TDSHS EMT certification throughout the term of the course.
  5. Paramedic applicants must pass a 150-word writing sample with a minimum of an 10th grade ability.
  6. A BLS 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.

 

Steps to enroll in an EMT Course:

  1. Read the Texas Department of State Health Services Information Links on Certification and Licensure, Job Description, and Disabilities Accommodations Act.
  2. If you have questions about NREMT disability accommodations, please visit https://nremt.org/nremt/about/policy_accommodations.asp
  3. Verify you have the required registration documents listed on our FAQ page.
  4. Be certain to begin your Hepatitis B Vaccine Series as soon as possible, if you have not completed it already.  This vaccine is required to be completed before your clinical rotations can begin. You may still register for an EMT course if you have not started your series, however your clinical times may be delayed beyond graduation and may prevent you from graduating on time.
  5. Pick the class you would like to take and submit the online registration request form; pay special attention to the writing sample as it is graded to meet entry level for enrollment.
  6. Call 512-255-3687 to reserve your 15 minute registration block after you fill out the registration request form for the class you would like.  This step is required to hold your seat.
  7. An email will be sent to you after you submit the online registration request form.  This email will contain the application, immunization form, physical form, and uniform order sheet.
  8. A BLS 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.

Please bring the following with you to your Registration Appointment:

  • APPLICATION: A paper application was emailed to you upon applying for registration online.
  • PAYMENT: Either payment in full for the course or your first payment on your payment plan is due at registration.
  • ID: Drivers license or other government issued photo I.D.

The following items must be submitted to administration by the due date given to you at your registration appointment:

  • High school diploma or GED: Students must have a high school diploma or GED from a public or private school or equivalent.
  • Fingerprint Card: An original State of Texas finger print card FD-258.  This can be obtained at the Texas Department of Public Safety, 108 Denson Dr. (Near Highland Mall off of Airport Blvd) Ph: 512-424-2000.  "Print and Go" Finger print card FD-258.
  • Verified Credentials Background Check: A code will be provided to you upon submitting your online registration request form/
  • Immunization Documentation: The EMTS Immunization Form will be emailed to you after you submit the online registration request form.  Please have this form signed by your doctor.  The form will include the following:
  • Meningitis Vaccine Must have received one dose within the last 5 years a the time of application and stay within date during the course.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR): 2 doses
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Either 2 doses of the vaccine, serological evidence of immunity or physician documented history of the disease.  One dose is required if that dose was received before age 13.
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Dtap): Must have received one dose within the last 10 years a the time of application.
  • HEP-B: Your first of three (3) injections of the Hep-B Vaccine series must have been given before your registration date and must be included in your immunization records.  Hep-B must be completed or a Titer test must show you are positive for Hep-B antibodies prior to the start of your clinical time.
  • TB Skin Test: with negative TB test results must be performed within 180 days of class start date.
  • FLU VACCINE: Seasonal and H1N1 Flu Vaccine.  This vaccine is optional, however, if you opt out you will be required to wear a N95 mask during your ER clinical time.

LOW COST VACCINE CLINICS:

Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Immunization Program offers vaccines for $10 per visit, unlimited vaccines during each visit.  Residents of any county welcome.  Click Here to visit their website and view their schedule. Phone: 512-972-5520

Williamson County and Cities Health District Immunization Program offers vaccines for $20 per visit, unlimited vaccines during each visit.  Exception: Tb Screening is $20 per test.  Click Here to visit their website and view their schedule.  Phone: 512-248-3257