The EMT Basic certificate program consists of 2 courses, EMSP 1501 (classroom and lab) and EMSP 1160 (clinical) for a total of 6 semester credit hours. Classroom instruction covers Basic Life Support knowledge and skills criteria, clinical and field internship. Successful completion of the course requirements prepares the student for the National Registry of EMT certification examination. In some cases, this program is offered for non-college credit but requirements and outcomes remain the same.
Interested applicants should consult the department website for the most current modifications to these requirements, deadlines, and upcoming programs.
All applicants must meet the basic requirements for admission to the Department of Emergency Health Sciences. Admission to any EHS program does not guarantee eligibility for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or certification by Texas Department of State Health Services.
All application materials must be received by the Office of the University Registrar by the application deadlines listed below. Applicants are encouraged to seek advisement from the School of Health Professions Office of Admissions and Special Programs.
The EMT Basic certificate program consists of 6 semester credit hours. Students are required to complete all didactic, laboratory, EMS, and clinical requirements. See Department website for availability.
The EMT Basic course completion certificate is awarded upon the satisfactory completion of all courses and earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the program. Upon successful completion of all course work for the certificate, the student is eligible to take the exam for registration as an EMT - Basic through the National Registry of EMT. Upon successful completion of that examination, the student is eligible to apply for certification as an EMT-Basic in the State of Texas.
Plan of Study
|EMSP 1160||EMT Basic Clinical||1|
|Total Credit Hours:||6.0|
Students graduating from a Department of Emergency Health Sciences program must meet the essential function requirements of the academic program and profession. The program consists of academic study and clinical experience. The student will possess the skills and attributes necessary to perform as a professional before graduation from the program.
Students who graduate from the Emergency Health Sciences programs will be able to:
- communicate effectively, think critically, and assimilate into their community successfully
- demonstrate personal behaviors and attitudes consistent with and appropriate to the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care
- meet the community’s need for advanced life support personnel in a variety of settings
- work in various occupational settings relating to emergency health services
- understand theoretical foundations of the profession.
In addition to required tuition and fees, there are costs for textbooks, scrubs, and equipment. There are also costs for criminal background checks, immunization, and drug screens. The full-time clinical fieldwork experiences included in the curriculum may require that students relocate and/or travel outside of San Antonio for the duration of the rotations. Fieldwork expenses will vary according to individual arrangements depending on the cost of travel, temporary housing, maintenance of local accommodations, etc. Students are encouraged to budget for major expenditures that could be associated with these assignments. Detailed information about program costs can be found on the Department of Emergency Health Sciences website.
EMSP 1501. EMT. 5 Credit Hours.
This course is an introduction to the level of EMT Basic. It covers the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at the basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service.
EMSP 1160. EMT Basic Clinical. 1 Credit Hour.
This course is a method of instruction providing detailed education, training, and work-based experience and direct patient/client care at a clinical site.