Enrolling in our EMT course is taking the first step to a real future in the rapidly growing world of healthcare! Our upcoming classes begin in January, May and September of each year. Visit our Facebook page for lots of pictures of what our EMT student do. See below for information about the upcoming course.
What does the EMT training course involve?
Our EMT course includes a mixture of practical and lecture-based instruction. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in practical skills as well as on written examinations. In addition, each student will complete clinical rotations in an emergency department and on an ambulance.
Students who successfully complete all course requirements will take the National Registry certification exam.
At the conclusion of the course, the EMT will have demonstrated competency in:
- Patient assessment
- Trauma care
- Managing medical emergencies
- Utilizing Basic Life Support equipment
- Hemorrhage control
- Fracture and spinal stabilization
- Emergency childbirth
- Includes our hands on MCI/Extrication Day!*
- Use of a semi-automatic defibrillator
What is the job outlook like for EMTs?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for Emergency Medical Technicians and paramedics have been increasing steadily since 2002, and employment for these positions is expected to grow much faster than the average through 2024. Job prospects are predicted to be good.
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 24 percent between 2014 and 2024, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Full-time paid EMTs and paramedics will be needed to replace unpaid volunteers, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for emergency medical services to recruit and retain unpaid volunteers. As a result, more paid EMTs and paramedics will be needed. Furthermore, as the large baby boom generation ages and becomes more likely to have medical emergencies, demand will increase for EMTs and paramedics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also predicts continued demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas.
What do EMTs earn?
An EMT’s pay depends on several factors, including the geographical area in which they work, the agency through which they work, whether they are employed in the private or public sector, their level of experience, and what level of training they’ve received.
According to statistics furnished by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMTs can expect to make between $22,000 – $55,000 yearly + overtime and benefits, depending on these and other factors. The median salary for EMT’s and Paramedics for 2015 was $31,980.
Who is eligible to enroll? Do I need a high school diploma/GED/driver’s license?
You are eligible to enroll in an EMT course if:
- You are 18 years old, or you will be 18 years old by the end of the month in which you plan to take the National Registry certification exam.
- You can read, write, and communicate in English. All classes and tests are given in English.
- For our program, you must have a high school diploma or GED OR be currently enrolled as a high school senior. A driver’s license is NOT required to earn your certification, however, this may affect your hiring potential.
What does the screening process involve?
The screening process involves a background check and drug screen. EMERG will review all background checks prior to acceptance into the program. Unacceptable results may result in course dismissal and tuition being forfeited. Other background issues may pop up from the Texas Department of State Health Services or The National Registry of EMT’s. Both perform a background check prior to certification or licensure.
If you have questions regarding what is or is not acceptable, contact these agencies directly at the following numbers:
The following may result in an unacceptable background inquiry:
- Felony convictions or felony deferred
- Misdemeanor convictions (Class A and some B)
- Deferred adjudication involving crimes against persons (physical or sexual abuse)
- Misdemeanor convictions related to moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness,/exposure, etc.)
- Felony deferred adjudication for the sale, possession, distribution, or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances
- Registered sex offenders
Drug screens will be conducted during class.
What vaccinations are required?
- Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine or proof of immunity.
- Hepatitis B
- TB test (TST) (2 step process) – EMERG can do TB TST tests in class for an additional fee.
- Flu shot (Seasonal) – EMERG can do flu shots in class for an additional fee.
How long will it take to earn my certification?
Each of our courses involves approximately 250 hours of training and takes about 4.5 months to complete.
What is the schedule?
The Dallas class runs Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 10pm and every other Saturday from 8am to 5pm with few exceptions. There are occasional open lab classes scheduled on Fridays that are optional.
How much does the course cost? Is there a payment plan available?
The cost of the course is $1,350. This price includes your tuition, background screening, drug screening, uniform shirts, textbook, test prep book with online content, lab manual/assignment book, blood pressure cuff and malpractice insurance. The only additional costs you will pay is the cost of EMS boots and pants for your uniform, stethoscope, penlight and trauma shears and the fee associated with National Registry testing and state licensure upon course completion. A $350 deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your seat in the class.
The following payment plans are available:
- Option A:
- $50 DISCOUNT
- Pay in full by the first class and pay only $1,300
- Option B:
- $75 Financing Fee
- $350 Deposit
- $268.75 end of first month of class
- $268.75 end of second month of class
- $268.75 end of third month of class
- $268.75 end of fourth month of class
Payments may be made by check, money order, credit card or Paypal. There is a $50 fee for any returned checks.
What is your refund policy?
Tuition is fully refundable (less any fees already incurred) if written notice is given 30 days prior to the first day of class. If notice is provided less than 30 days prior to first day of class, tuition refunds are given on a pro-rated basis. No refunds are given after the start of class.
Do you offer financial incentives?
Yes! We currently have five incentive programs available.
If an agency such as a Fire Department or EMS service is covering the tuition for a student, a $100 discount will be offered. If an individual agency is sponsoring three or more students in the same class, each student will receive a $150 discount.
Those who work at a volunteer agency will receive a $200 discount. Verification from the agency chief or administrator is required.
Those who have served in any branch of the US military will receive a $200 discount. Verification of service required.
Here’s some inspiration to work hard…the person who passes each class with the highest score will receive a $250 cash reward!
Refer a Friend
Refer a friend to the program. If you register and your friend registers, you will both receive a $50 refund or discount.
Do you offer job placement services?
EMERG cannot guarantee job placement, but we will assist you in finding a job to the best of our ability.
I’d like to sign up for a class. How do I enroll?
You may also contact our office to have us mail a registration form to your address. You may also return the completed packet via email. If you choose this option, credit card payment by phone or Paypal is required to reserve your seat.
Seats fill early and there are a limited number of spots available, so sign up now!
Where are classes/clinical held?
Classes are held at the EMERG office at 1140 Empire Central Drive Suite 440, Dallas or Maypearl Fire Department in Ellis County. Clinicals are held at Medical Center of Arlington, Lake Pointe Hospital and Medical Center of Lewisville. Ambulance internships are held at the Grand Prairie Fire Department, Cedar Hill Fire Department, Arcadian Ambulance and the Celina Fire Department.
Other clinical sites can be added if needed, clinical and field internship sites are not guaranteed.
I still have questions. What should I do?
Click on the Contact Us link. We will be happy to assist you!