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 Castle Branch:
I. Required Immunizations
|Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR)||
One of the following is required:
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||One of the following is required:
2 vaccinations OR
a positive antibody titer (lab report required and titer must be from within the past 5 years).
If your titer is negative or equivocal, you must repeat series as recommended by your primary care doctor.
|Hepatitis B||Provide documentation of a positive antibody titer (lab report required) from within the past 5 years.
If your titer is negative or equivocal you must repeat series as recommended by your primary care doctor.
|Tuberculosis (TB)||One of the following is required:
1 step TB skin test OR a QuantiFERON Gold Blood Test (lab report required)
if positive results provide a clear chest x-ray (lab report required).
|Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)||Provide documentation of a Tdap booster within the past 10 years.
|CPR Certification||Must be the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course.
Copy must be front & Back of the card and card must be signed.
|Influenza (Flu)||Submit documentation of a flu shot administered during the current flu season.
(Fall and Spring Semester ONLY)
|Background Check||Submit a copy of your FULL background check from CastleBranch.
|Hepatitis C||Upload documentation of your Hepatitis C test.
|Drivers License/Photo ID||Submit a copy of your current drivers license or state issued photo ID.
|Drug Screen from CastleBranch||Submit a copy of Drug screen from CastleBranch.|
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 contact Kevin.Akers@lonestar.edu to be registered. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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.