Prerequisites and Requirements
LSC-Montgomery EMS Prerequisites:
AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 10th edition. ISBN # 978-1-4496-1587-1
Prior to registering for the course, students must submit four 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 Practitioer, or Physician Assistant.
III. Required American Heart Association CPR card:
Proof of successful completion of the AHA CPR for the Health Care Provider course must be provided. Verify that the class you are taking is American Heart Association.
IV. 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 application process and paying all fees. Students with a positive background check must contact the Program Director prior to enrolling in the course.
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.