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EMT Overview


If you don’t have a medical background already, the terms may be confusing. EMT is the most common certification in emergency medical services, and two levels of certification are common to almost every state: EMT and EMT-paramedic.  Becoming an EMT-Paramedic requires that you have an EMT certification first. 

The EMT Certification is a 176 class hour's course. We offer three courses per semester, one academy style class which runs for six weeks, meeting on Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will also have a Night class that is on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Our final class we offer each semester is a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday class, which will meet 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the summer we offer an academy style class and a night class.

We hold classes at 801 Main Street, Dallas, Texas, on the third floor of the "C" Building. We offer a wide variety of classroom lecture, hands on skill development, scenario labs, cadaver lab, plus simulation labs with our ambulance simulator and simulation manikins.

You will also be required to complete three Emergency Room hospital rotations which take place at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Baylor Hospital, Medical City of Dallas, and Clements Hospital.  Clinical rotation shifts, some of which occur on weekends, may include shifts from 6:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.

You’ll also need to be available for a one 24-hour ambulance rotation which will be the last requirement for you to complete the course.  The 24-hour ambulance ride will be held in the fire departments surrounding the DFW area.  Majority of our students do their internship with Dallas Fire and Rescue, but we also utilize Desoto, Lancaster, Duncanville, Irving, Richardson, Carrolton, Garland, and Mesquite Fire Departments.  These shifts begin and end at 7 a.m.

To find out more about the program call 214-860-2262 or to apply online. Click here to download the application packet

For EMT requirements click here to download the application packet.
 
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