EMT Basic Course Information
About This Course
Each semester, the EMS Professions program at LSC-CyFair offers multiple EMT-Basic courses with variety of schedules to better meet the needs of our community. The course is designed for anyone interested in working in public safety, including fire, police and ambulance operations. At LSC-CyFair, EMT-Basic training consists of two courses: EMSP 1501 (classroom) and EMSP 1160 (clinical). The coursework and hands-on experience are designed to prepare students to administer care in emergency situations. The program covers anatomy and physiology, initial patient survey and triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, automated external defibrillation, fractures, spinal injuries and other medical emergencies. EMT-Basic training consists of coursework and hands-on experience designed to prepare students to administer care in emergency situations. Upon successfully satisfying all the criteria for course completion of both EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160, the student will be eligible to sit for the National and State certification examination conducted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. State certification requirements include being at least 18 years old and obtaining a high school diploma or GED.
If you are interested in a degree plan that will help you make a difference in your community, then we are interested in you! Enrollment for Lone Star College-CyFair begins with an appointment with an academic advisor to ensure you meet academic eligibility requirements. The following course options must be completed before entering the EMS Associate Degree Program at LSC-CyFair:
- ENGL 0304 or ENGL 0364 or
- ENGL 0306 and ENGL 0374 or
- MATH 0306 or a higher level Math course
OR Satisfactory scores on placement exams. Your scores must be approved by the advisor before you register. If your scores are not within the acceptable range you can also take the above noted English or Math courses to fulfill the requirements. This is subject to advisor approval. This is not required for the certificate program.
Applying to the Program
After receiving approval from an academic advisor, students will need to complete a Clinical Documentation (Application) Packet and submit it to the EMS Professions Department through Castle Branch prior to registration. Enrollment for each class is limited to 25 students. Below are links to the information packet and clinical documentation (application) packet. Please read them carefully to understand the requirements and submission process. When applying to Castle Branch you will need a school code. Listed below are our school codes. Choose the one for the semester you want to attend.
Completion of the paperwork for the application packet can take up to a month or longer.
The demand for these positions is high, and positions are awarded to the first 25 candidates who submit a complete Clinical Documentation (Application) Packet. The following must be submitted as part of a completed Clinical Documentation packet:
- Physician physical and verification of required immunizations. Some immunizations require dates and some require titers (blood work). Confirm with the application packet what is needed.
- MMR x2
- Varicella (Chicken pox) x2
- Hepatitis B Titer
- Hepatitis C screening
- TB Skin Test within last 6 months
- Tdap within the last three years
- Current year flu shot
- A criminal background check with no negative findings
- Payment for a drug screen by an approved LSC vendor
- Proof of current health insurance
- Picture of a government issued ID
- Current AHA Basic CPR training
- Information sheet (in the documentation packet)
It is the student’s responsibility to continually check back on their Castle Branch account to ensure that the information submitted is accepted. After all requirements are met and cleared by Castle Branch it can take up to a week for the student to receive an email acceptance letter. This letter will be sent to the email address on the information page submitted. Once they receive the emailed letter they will follow the instruction on the letter to register.
Financial Aid is available for students. The four most common types of aid are grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. Visit the Lone Star College–CyFair Financial Aid Department to learn more. The office is located in Room 144 of the Learning Center at LSC-CyFair. They can be reached by phone at 281.290.3200. Information may also be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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