Prerequisites and Requirements
Prior to registering for the course
Students must submit the following documents to the Program Director:
1. Hepatitis B: The Hepatitis B series must be completed. This series consists of three shots and can take up to 4 months to complete. Positive serologic study for Hepatitis B (titer) antibodies will suffice.
2. Tetanus, Diptheria, and Pertussis (TDaP): Must be within the past 10 years. Pertussis is not normally given to adults, so you will need to ask for it specifically. .
3. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): Student must show proof of two immunizations for measles and one for mumps and rubella. Physician diagnosis of disease or positive serologic study (titer) for measles/mumps/rubella antibodies will suffice.
4. Varicella (Chicken pox): Two doses are required for adults without history of illness - or a laboratory report of immune serum antibody titer.
5. Tuberculin Skin Test (PPD): Must be within a year and renewed annually. If positive, students must submit chest X-ray interpretation and signed note from the physician stating that the student is eligible for clinical practice and free of disease at this time.
6. Drug testing may be required by our clinical affiliates. If a drug test is required, it will be done by an approved college vendor at the cost of the student.
II. History and Physical form filled out by a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant.
III. Criminal History and Drug Screen:
A criminal background check and drug screen through a college approved vendor is required prior to course enrollment. Clinical facilities determine what constitutes an unacceptable background check. The student is responsible for working with the background check company to clear up any reporting discrepancies. Students are responsible for completing the background check process, the drug screen, paying all fees, and printing all documents.
IV. CPR Certification:
Students are required to be certified in American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider. A free class is offered to all incoming students the Friday night prior to the start of the semester. Registered students should make plans to attend. Students who are unable to attend must provide, at their own expense, a copy of their American Heart Association CPR for the Health Care Provider which has been taken in the last 12 months. No other card will be accepted.
Students who have completed the documentation and printed their complete background check and drug screen will attend a registration meeting in B-120 with the EMS faculty on one of the following dates. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
|Wednesday, March 1, 2017||10:00 am|
|Tuesday, March 7, 2017||6:00 pm|
|Monday, April 17, 2017||10:00 am|
|Thursday, May 4, 2017||2:00 pm|
|Monday, May 8, 2017||6:00 pm|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017||10:00 am|
|Tuesday, May 30, 2017||2:00 pm|
|Tuesday, May 30, 2017||6:00 pm|
Applicants who wish to become certified or licensed with the Texas Department of State Health Services and/or the National Registry of EMTs need to be aware that any criminal history may also prevent them from such action. The Lone Star College-Montgomery EMS program is not able to, or responsible for, advising a student with criminal history on whether they are eligible for certification or licensure. All questions regarding eligibility should be directed to both the Texas Department of State Health Services and the National Registry of EMTs.