EMT-Basic Course Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find the most common frequently asked questions regarding our EMT-Basic courses:
What are the prerequisites for the EMT Course?
Be at least 17 years of age.
It is recommended that all students be able to read, write, and comprehend at the eleventh grade reading level.
Are the classes that are open for registration full?
Once our courses are full, we will list the course as full and will have instructions posted as how to sign up to be on the waiting list. There is no cost associated with being placed on the waiting list for a course.
How will I know if the class is full?
The website will state that the course is full and the registration link will not allow you to register if the course has met the maximum number of students.
How do I register?
All you have to do is click on the registration link, enter the required information, and pay at least the partial payment to hold you slot. Once your payment is made, then you are in the course and you will receive a confirmation email. The easiest and quickest way to register is by going through our website.
How soon do I need to register?
The sooner you register the better as our course registration is first come, first served. All of our courses end up being full so the sooner you register the sooner you are guaranteed a slot in the course.
Do you accept GI Bill, VA funding, or Post 9/11 GI Bills?
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer funding for our courses through any of these mechanisms.
When do I need my immunization record?
You will need to provide proof of the required immunizations before you are able to schedule or attend the clinical rotations protion of the course which generally begins about a quarter of the way into the course. You DO NOT need your immunization record before you register or attend the course as this only applies to the clinical rotation portion of the course.
What immunizations are needed for the course?
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (Chickenpox) By Immunization or Exposure
Tetanus in Previous 10 Years
Hepatitis B (in process of getting series)
PPD (TB Skin Test) in Previous 12 Months (Negative Chest X-Ray in Previous 12 Months for Positive Skin Test)
Current Flu Vaccine for classes occuring between September through May
Proof of these are either done through an immunization record or proofof immunization through providing a record of titer (immunity) through blood tests.
Where can I go to obtain a copy of my immunization record?
There are numerous places to possibly search for your immunization record:
High School or School District
What if I can't find my immunization record?
Contact your physican's office or local health department as they will be able to assist you.
Where can I go get the required immunizations?
You may obtain the required immunization through your physician's office, local health department, or a walk in clinic. We suggest you contact the provider to make sure that they have the required immunizations on hand which could possibly save you a trip.
When are the next courses?
All of our current courses that are approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and that are open for registration will be on our website.
When are the future courses?
We generally offer at least seven EMT-Basic Courses throughout the year with our most common months for courses to begin is January, March, June, and September.
All course offerings are subject to Course Approval by Texas Department of State Health Services.
Is the course accredited?
911 Training Concepts, LLC is a licensed initial and continuing education provider through Texas Department of State Health Services.Once you successfully complete our course then you are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) EMT-Basic Exam. Once you pass this exam then you simply apply to Texas Department of State Health Services to become a state certified EMT-Basic. This mechanism is the same for any EMT-Basic course that you attend in the State of Texas.
What clinical rotations are required?
We require a minimum of 72 hours of clinical rotations. This total is made up of 24 hours in the Emergency Department and 48 hours on an EMS unit.
When are the clinical rotations done?
Clinical rotations are completed based on the student's schedule and availability. We do not assign the student to the clinial rotations as we understand that our student's have committments outside of our courses so we allow them to schedule their own clinical rotations under our clinical guidelines.We currently use three different emergency departments in the San Antonio area and have clinical agreement with over a dozen EMS services throughout the region.
How does scheduling the clinical rotations work?
We provide the studentwith the clinical locations, guidelines and scheduling guidelines and the student takes an active roll in figuring out when their schedule will work best for clinical rotations.
When are the additional course costs due?
The additional course costs are due mainly at the beginning (immunizations and clinical uniform) and the end of the course (NREMT and TDSHS certification fees). None of these fees are paid to us so that is why they are not rolled into the tuition.
How many students are in each course?
All of our courses have a maximum of twenty students.
Does this course allow me to work in Texas?
This course meets all requirements and once the entire process is done you will be an EMT-Basic ceritifed by the Texas Department of State Health Services which is what is required to work as an EMT-Basic in the State of Texas.
Will this course allow me to become certified in another state?
You will need to contact the state EMS office in the state you are considering working in to see how their recprocity will work as each state has it's own requirements.
Do you have job placement assistance?
We do not offer director job placment assistance but there is no trouble finding employment in the San Antonio area as an EMT-Basic. We do have leads at times for jobs and will share those with our current courses. Also, we have had students offered employment oppurtunities during their clinical rotations. Once a student completes our course, we do allow them to use us a references and we will also write letters of recomendation if needed.
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