Prerequisites and Requirements
AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th edition. ISBN #978-1-284-10690-9
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 6 months to complete. Proof of the three shots is accepted as well as a Positive serologic study for Hepatitis B (titer) antibodies will be required.
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 or positive serologic study (titer) for measles/mumps/rubella antibodies.
4. Varicella (Chicken pox): Student must show proof of two immunizations or a laboratory report of immune serum antibody titer is required.
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. Hepatitis C Screen: This blood test screens for the presence of hepatitis C and is reported as positive or negative.
7. 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 BLS Class. This is at the students own expense and a copy of the American Heart Association BLS class completion card will need to be provided. The course has been taken in the last 12 months. No other card will be accepted. This requirement must be completed before the student is registered for the program.
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, November 15, 2017||4:00 pm|
|Tuesday, November 28, 2017||4:00 pm|
|Wednesday, December 6, 2017||4:00 pm|
|Monday, December 11, 2017||4:00 pm|
|Wednesday, December 13, 2017||1:00 pm|
|Monday, March 5, 2018||3:00 pm|
|Monday, March 26, 2018||4:00 pm|
|Tuesday, April 10, 2018||4:00 pm|
|Monday, April 23, 2018||4:00 pm|
|Monday, May 7, 2018||4:00 pm|
|Wednesday, May 9, 2018||1:00 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.