Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

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Program Description

The goal of the EMT Program at SJCN is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, and Emergency Medical Technician-Basic levels.

The Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) Program at San Jacinto College is a two year program culminating in either a Level II certificate or an AAS in Emergency Medical Technology and eligibility to sit for the National Registry Certification Examination. The program has three exit points at EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. The EMT curriculum includes a combination of class lectures, skills training, and clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings throughout the Greater Houston area. The program includes a total of 784 classroom/lab hours and 672 clinical/field hours.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) oversee the EMT Program. Upon successful completion of courses up to an approved exit point, student may apply to the NREMT to take the National Registry Licensure Examination for that level. Successful completion of this exam qualifies you to seek licensure with the TDSHS to practice at that level. You may contact the TDSHS at their website https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/default.shtm or you can call them at (512) 834-6700.

If you are interested in our program or just looking for information and need someone to contact please fill out the following form.

https://sanjacemt.wufoo.com/forms/emt-program-information-request/

 

Make an Impact With Your Profession

Each year in the U.S. about 240 million calls are made to 911, which means just about every minute someone urgently needs help. Put yourself in a position to provide help with an EMT degree from San Jacinto College. In addition to classroom instruction, our program puts you on the front lines of emergency care, where you will be taught by seasoned professionals in real-world critical situations.

Find Endless Career Opportunities

Our program prepares graduates to work in a variety of emergency medical service areas which include fire departments, government agencies, hospital ambulance services, law enforcement offices and more. You may find yourself helping patients high above the city in an air ambulance, on an offshore rig, or overseas in a developing or disaster-stricken country. You can even use this degree as a foundation for nursing or medical school. Enroll today! Prospective students must contact the EMT Department on the preferred campus for admission. See to the right for campus specific information.

 

Accreditation

The San Jacinto College Emergency Medical Technician Program is accredited by:

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

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

www.caahep.org

 

Continuing Education activities are accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)
12300 Ford Road, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75234
972-247-4442

 

The San Jacinto College Emergency Medical Technician Program is overseen by and granted approval from:

The Texas Department of State Health Services, Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination

The Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street, Suite N-410
Austin, TX 78754
512-834-6700

 

Eligibility Requirements

The following information assists you in completing the steps to apply for admission to SJC & the North Campus Emergency Medical Technology Program.  It is your responsibility to make sure that the steps are followed accordingly and that the Enrollment Services and EMT office receives the appropriate paperwork.   

 

San Jacinto College Requirements

Submit San Jacinto College application to the Enrollment Services Office.

This can be done online at www.sjcd.edu or www.sanjac.edu.  All prospective students must be accepted for admission to San Jacinto College before they are eligible to apply for the Emergency Medical Technology Program.

Note:  Admission to San Jacinto College does not guarantee admission to the Emergency Medical Technology Program.

 

Submission of official transcripts to the Enrollment Services office.

  • High School-students must show High School graduation or successful completion of all sections of the GED.  A copy of the high school transcript or equivalent is required by the EMT department.
  • College Transcripts-students must submit all previous and current official college transcripts to the Enrollment Services office.  You may at that time request a copy of the official transcript that you are submitting. 
  • Foreign Transcripts-Students that have attended school outside the US must submit an evaluation of their High School and/or College instruction from their home land.  The evaluation must be evaluated by a San Jacinto College District approved evaluation site.  You may obtain a list of approved evaluation sites from the Enrollment Services office.

                 

Attendance of the mandatory San Jacinto College new student orientation.

First Time College Students only: Refer to college website for more information.

 

 

Emergency Medical Technician Program Requirements

EMS practitioners are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct.  This expectation extends to education programs, their faculty, students, clinical affiliates and EMS services.  Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate good professional characteristics to be eligible for entry and licensure with TDSHS.

 

**Note: Pursuant to Rule 157.12 for the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) , a person who has any  arrests, criminal charges or indictments, criminal investigations, motions to revoke probation, etc. of any crime may be disqualified from obtaining licensure as an EMS Professional.  If you have any questions regarding past incidents, contact the TDSHS at their website https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/default.shtm or you can call them at (512) 834-6700.  A criminal background check and/or drug screen must been conducted by a designated investigative agency at the expense of the student. This background check must be completed before registering for classes and only those applicants with a clear background will be eligible to register unless a qualified exception is made by the Program Director. 

 

Contact an Advisor in the Career and Professional Planning Center

All applicants must speak to an Advisor regarding any admission/placement testing that may be needed.  If you have already completed your college placement test you may have an Advisor review your test scores in order to verify skill levels.  Once verified your Advisor will issue you a skill level verification form to be submitted with your application packet.

 

Skill Level Minimums by Certification Level

Certification Level

Reading

Writing

Math

EMT - Basic

6

6

N/A

EMT - Advanced

7

7

6

Paramedic

7

7

7

 

Immunizations

All immunizations must be current and completed before the clinical scheduling deadline and must not expire during the program.  (Applicants are required to submit copies of immunization with application packet.)

  • Tetanus (td/tdap) [within the past 10 years]
  • TB (PPD) skin test, Chest X-ray, or Quantiferon test [within the past year]
  • Seasonal flu shot or proof of allergy to the flu shot
  • 2 MMR shots or titer that shows immunity
  • 2 Varicella shots or titer that shows immunity or proof of chicken pox
  • HEP B series of 3 shots or titer that shows immunity
  • HEP C Antibody

Important Notice Regarding Hepatitis B Requirement
All students who are applying into the EMT program must document that they have received the first immunization of the series of three (3) Hepatitis B Immunizations, or have the serum titer drawn to confirm complete immunity to Hepatitis B.  If the third shot is more than three years old you must provide a titer.  The series takes approximately six (6) months to complete.  Applicants are encouraged to begin the series well ahead of the desired semester of admission.         

 

CPR Certification

Advanced Students must have a current AHA BLS for HCP card and current NREMT certification at the basic Level.

 

Background Information

Students must submit results from a background investigation.  This process can be done through Castle Branch at www.castlebranch.com.  Please see attached instructions.  Castle Branch also allows uploading of other supporting documentation required for this application.  Please follow the directions attached to complete the background and supporting documentation process of the application through Certified Profile.  Package Code: SQ29

 

Application Period

Applications will be accepted in the EMT Office at the North campus between the hours of 8:00 – 5:00pm up till the week before class starts.   Late applications cannot be accepted or processed. If you cannot make it during these times then please email ali.shah@sjcd.edu to schedule an appointment.  All required documents MUST be uploaded as a complete packet to Castlebranch account unless specifically instructed otherwise in writing.

 

Selection Process

You must meet eligibility requirements; complete all appropriate paperwork and testing in order to be considered.
Applicants who are not selected for admission will be notified, via email and must reapply for consideration in subsequent terms.
Students who are accepted, but fail to enroll into the program must also re-apply.

 

Requirements upon Acceptance

Acceptance

Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance into the program.  Applicants offered acceptance must complete the following, prior to being cleared for enrollment:

  • Attend the mandatory Emergency Medical Technology Student Success Orientation: Dates provided in Acceptance Letter.
  • Submit proof of completed immunization status to program and/or Certified Background.
  • Advanced Students CPR - Submit completion of American Heart Association BLS (Health Care Provider) to Certified Background

 

Physical Examination

Applicants must pass a physical.  Physical form must be uploaded into Castlebranch (See attachment)

 

Pass Drug Screen

Applicants must pass a drug screen prior to enrollment; applicants may be required to use a third-party vendor established by the program to schedule the drug screen. Details can be found in Castlebranch.  Drug screen results must be uploaded into Castlebranch.

 

Uniforms

Please purchase uniforms at the following website: www.threadbearer.com

 

Textbook

Check your syllabus for the most updated textbook requirements.  Please be advised that textbooks come in various editions and digital packages with varying levels of access.  It is your responsibility to make sure you have correct textbook with the matching digital access required for the course.   You must have access to course materials including online textbooks resources no later than the first day of class.

To order from Jones & Bartlett Publishing and receive a discount use the code: 16PSG25

(You must purchase the premier package as it contains digital resources that are required for the course).

 

Documents:

North Campus EMT Information Packet 2016-2017

North Campus EMT Physical Form

Texas Administration Code Background Statement

 

Links:

North Campus EMT Application for Admission (Link available after EMT Information Requirements are submitted )

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/

https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/

http://coaemsp.org/index.htm

http://capce.org/

http://www.fisdap.net/

https://www.castlebranch.com/

https://sanjacemt.wufoo.com/forms/program-application/

 

CENTRAL CAMPUS  - PARAMEDIC PROGRAM STUDENT OUTCOMES

THREE YEAR AVERAGE  2012 – 2014

Graduate (Retention) Rate 67%

All Attempts (6) Pass Rate on the written (cognitive)
Certification Exam (National Registry of EMT) 76%

All Attempts (6) Pass Rate on the practical (psychomotor)
Certification Exam (National Registry of EMT) 100%

Positive Placement Rate 36% 

The positive placement rate, as defined by CAAHEP based on graduates of the paramedic program who are reporting working in either a full-time or part-time position as a paramedic within twelve months of graduation, continuing their education, or serving in the military.

NORTH CAMPUS  - PARAMEDIC PROGRAM STUDENT OUTCOMES

THREE YEAR AVERAGE  2012 – 2014

Graduate (Retention) Rate 34.1%

All Attempts (6) Pass Rate on the written (cognitive)
Certification Exam (National Registry of EMT) 64.3%

All Attempts (6) Pass Rate on the practical (psychomotor)
Certification Exam (National Registry of EMT) 70%

Positive Placement Rate 68.4% 

The positive placement rate, as defined by CAAHEP based on graduates of the paramedic program who are reporting working in either a full-time or part-time position as a paramedic within twelve months of graduation, continuing their education, or serving in the military.

2015 Graduates First Time Pass Rate on the written (cognitive) Certification Exam (National Registry of EMT)      82%

2015 Graduates Pass Rate on the practical (psychomotor) Certification Exam (National Registry of EMT)              100%

Contact Information

Contact Info: 
Name: 
Ali Shah - North Campus
Phone: 
281-459-7151
Name: 
David Davies - Central Campus:
Phone: 
281-476-1862

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