EMT Program Overview
Interested in becoming an EMT?
The Blinn College District's EMT Program is a state-approved training program that prepares and qualifies students to become EMT-Basic certified.
The EMT Program at Blinn is a one-semester program consisting of seven credit-hours that prepares students for certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and the Texas Department of State Health Services. The EMT Program is an open-enrollment program, however, prospective students must meet EMT testing requirements.
The EMT Program is offered at the Health Science Center during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Beginning in Fall 2019, the EMT Program will be offered at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan. Students are required to enroll in the lecture, lab, and clinical courses of the program simultaneously.
EMT Program Courses
|EMSP 1501||Emergency Medical Technician (lecture)||5.00|
|EMSP 1501||Emergency Medical Technician (lab)||0.00|
|EMSP 1260||Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (clinical)||2.00|
EMSP 1501 (lecture) will prepare students for the didactic portion of the class. The lab component of EMSP 1501 meets one day a week and prepares students for the psychomotor portion of the program.
EMSP 1260 will meet one time per week and prepares the student for the clinical rotations required to complete the EMT training. Clinical rotations are completed outside of class time, and are designed for the student to gain hands-on, practical knowledge while working with patients in a clinical setting. Students are required to participate in 108 clinical hours in the following areas:
60 EMS hours - The student is required to ride third on an ambulance while under the supervision of a clinical preceptor. The student will be required to have hands-on participation in a minimum of five Basic Life Support (BLS) transports to a higher level of care.
32 Emergency Department hours - The student is required to work in the Emergency Department under the supervision of the ER staff. The student will be required to encounter a certain number of patients with various illness/injuries in a variety of age categories while performing skills at the EMT level.
16 Labor and Delivery hours - The student is required to work in the Labor and Delivery Department under the supervision of the staff. The student will be required to witness one live birth via C-section or vaginal delivery.
Students are required to maintain 80% or higher average in their courses in order to be eligible for clinical rotations. Student must also achieve 80% or higher on the comprehensive final exam in order to be eligible for the certification exam.
Students are required to wear an EMS style uniform to class and maintain a professional attitude and appearance. Although only seven credit hours, the EMT Program is considered a time intensive course due to its clinical rotation requirements.