EMS135 – 470.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Do you want to advance your Emergency Medical Service (EMS) career to the next level? The TEEX Paramedic Program 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) which allows our paramedic students to test for the National Registry. Based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies, this course meets or exceeds minimum hours and content established by DSHS.

This fast-paced day course includes:

  • 150 hours of online co-requisite courses
  • 320 hours classroom lectures and hands-on skills
  • 240 hours of hospital experiences
  • 240 hours of EMS experiences
  • 120 hours of Capstone EMS Internship

Students successfully completing didactic and clinical components of this program are eligible to receive a course completion certificate and take the National Registry Cognitive and Psychomotor exams.

A slower-paced night class, EMS130, is also available.

Please note: Background checks are required for clinical and field rotations. Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services or other certifying entity is independent of the TEEX EMS program and its training.

All classes are pending approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

 

Prerequisites

Applicants should meet the following physical requirements:

  • Should be able to lift and carry 125 pounds

To complete your application process to the Paramedic program, you must do the following:

  • If you wish to utilize a third party payee (VA, Meritize, Sallie Mae, etc.), please visit our Funding Services page and arrange for payment before moving to the next step in the registration process.
  • Pay the $75 non-refundable application fee through the TEEX website
  • Be a high school graduate or passed a GED test
  • Hold a current certification for EMT, EMT-Intermediate, or Advanced EMT (AEMT)
  • Complete the Participant Enrollment Agreement. You will need to either:
    • download the file and electronically sign
    • print the file, physically sign, and scan the document
  • Upload all three documents, in as few files as possible, to your student portal account on the TEEX website within 14 days of paying your application fee
  • You will be contacted by a staff member of the EMS Program to obtain your final class payment and to complete your registration process.

    Once you have paid your final class payment, you are officially registered in the program. At that point, applicants must provide the following:

  • Then set up an account at CastleBranch, which will cost $90, to submit the following:
    • Current EMT, EMT-Intermediate, or AEMT certification
    • A current CPR Certification (Basic Life Support for Provider certification provided by American Heart Association or American Red Cross only)
    • A copy of a drivers license or form of government-issued identification
    • High school diploma or GED certificate
    • A criminal background check covering the last 7 years will be initatied by CastleBranch upon account creation and payment
    • A drug screening coordinated through CastleBranch upon account creation
    • Proof of the following vaccines:
      • Measles, Mumps, Rubella: 2 vaccines or positive titer
      • Varicella (chicken pox): 2 vaccines or positive titer
      • Hepatitis B: 3 vaccines or positive titer (series in process with two vaccinations completed will be accepted)
      • Tuberculosis (TB): one of the following within the last six months:
        • 1 step TB skin test
        • QuantiFERON Gold blood test
        • T-spot blood test
        • Interferon – Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) blood test
        • Negative check x-ray with physician documentation stating you are TB free
      • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccination within last 10 years
      • Flu: vaccination for the current flu season
      • Meningitis: proof within the last five years if under the age of 30 (additional information about meningitis)

Course Completion Requirements

Textbooks

You will be required to purchase the course textbooks (co-requisite online and didactic). Currently, the class is using the Jones & Bartlett / AAOS textbooks:

  • Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets – 8th Edition (2 volume set)
  • Calculations for Medication Administration Paramedic
  • Anatomy and Physiology Paramedic 2nd Edition
  • Pathophysiology Paramedic
  • Essential Medical Terminology – 4th Edition 

You must order the textbook/Navigate package from Jones & Bartlett. This
package includes: 2-volume textbook, all 4 online textbooks, the online
Navigate system login, and the NR test prep. The package cost is approximately
$785.17 for all the above listed materials. Buy It Here.

If package is not ordered from the publisher additional charges may apply.

Equipment

  • Stethoscope

These are available at most medical supply stores.

Uniforms

All EMS students attending a TEEX EMS program course at any level will be required to purchase and wear uniforms. Uniforms will consist of:

  • a light blue Class B uniform shirt
  • gray TEEX EMS program t-shirt
  • navy blue uniform-style pants
  • closed-toe black boots or shoes (non-tennis type) that can be polished.

You can purchase as many t-shirts as you would like to be worn under the Class B uniform shirt; these can be worn during skills practice. These items can be purchased from Barker Productions online at barkerproductions.com or by visiting the gift shop in building 11 of the Brayton Fire Training Field.

Clinical Uniforms

  • Clinical shirts and ID’s will be provided to you and are part of your course fees

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 90% of the didactic hours as a component of successful course completion. This means you are allowed to miss a maximum of 16 hours of classroom time to still be eligible to continue to the next phase of training. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Suggested Audience

Individuals who wish to pursue a career as a paramedic and are certified as an:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • EMT-Intermediate
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 120.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

Course Details

This 34 week program includes an 18 week didactic/lecture portion that meets two-to-three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and every third Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, and every third Friday) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The total hours for the class are 1070 hours and are divided into:

  • 150 hours of online co-requisite*
  • 320 hours of didactic/lecture
  • 240 hours of clinical rotations
  • 240 hours of ambulance experiences
  • 120 hours of Capstone EMS Internship 

The hospital and ambulance rotations begin during the classroom portion of the class. You will have up to four months after the last day of class, maximum of 34 weeks, to complete all clinical, and ambulance internship requirements.

* The online co-requisite courses are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Calculations for Medication Administration
  • Medical Terminology

Government Programs

Contact Information

Customer Care

EMS Programs
Phone: (979) 217-6579
Email: ems@teex.tamu.edu

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