Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) - Basic course is designed to prepare participants for employment upon completion.
Entrance into Emergency Medical Technology - Basic requires a high school diploma or equivalency, passing a physical examination, and having an ACT minimum score of 16 on file in the campus Admissions Office. The EMT-Basic course consists of 135 classroom hours along with 48 hours of emergency room clinicals. Students must also make at least five runs on the ambulance before becoming certified in Mississippi. Most area hospitals require a criminal background check and a negative TB test before admittance into clinicals. Students who successfully complete the eight-hour basic course and pass the National Registry EMT-Basic (NREMT) exam qualify as a certified EMT-Basic in Mississippi.
The Emergency Medical Technology - Basic course is a eight semester hour credit course (EMT 1118-80) which awards a certificate upon completion. Entrance into the Emergency Medical Technology – Basic course is according to admission requirements shown below.
Priority for admission to EMT-Basic course is as follows: EMS personnel, rescue personnel, hospital emergency care personnel, fire department personnel, law enforcement personnel, and civil defense workers, as a minimum.
The following admission requirements must be met prior to entrance into the EMT-Basic course:
1. The applicant must complete an application for admission or readmission on the official form provided by the college.
2. The applicant shall give evidence that he/she has completed the 12th grade in high school or made an equivalent score on the GED Test with a minimum score of 40 on each part of the test or an average of 45 on all 5 parts. An official transcript from an accredited high school or a statement from the State Department of Education showing satisfactory scores on the GED is required.
3. The applicant must have an ACT score with a minimum score of 16 or above on file with the campus Admissions Office.
Documentation necessary in Numbers 1-3 above must be sent to:
SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
4. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
5. The applicant must have had a current certified CPR-C Health Care Provider course. A CPR-C course will be offered on campus for those applicants who need certification or re-certification in CPR-C shortly after the beginning of class.
6. The applicant must complete and submit a Co-Lin Student Health Survey form.
7. The applicant must present evidence of being physically fit by receiving a health examination and submitting information on the Co-Lin Health Occupations Examination Report form.
8. The applicant must complete the Co-Lin Hepatitis B Policy form.
9. The applicant must apply and pay for student liability insurance after registering into the course. The cost is currently $61.50.
10. The applicant must show proof of a negative TB Skin test.
Documentation necessary in Numbers 4-10 above must be sent to:
11. The applicant must pay approximately $50.00 for a background check to the facility where clinical is scheduled.
12. Applicants must maintain a grade average of 80 or above to pass this course.
Class attendance is a minimum of 135 hours theory, 48 hours emergency room experience and 5 ambulance runs. Those failing to meet these requirements are subject to immediate dismissal.
Applicants meeting the above admission requirements may be accepted in EMT 1118-80 at registration depending on the availability of space.
Textbooks cost approximately $130.00.
Currently, tuition for taking EMT 1118-80 is $840.00.
EMT-BASIC IS A NIGHT CLASS WHICH MEETS ON MONDAY & THURSDAY NIGHTS FROM 6 P.M. TO 10 P.M. UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED BY YOUR INSTRUCTOR. CAMPUS POINTS OF CONTACT LISTED IN STEP 10 ABOVE HAS INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC CLASSROOM LOCATIONS.