Catalog 2018-2019

Emergency Medical Technician

Admission Requirements

The Emergency Medical Technician program uses a competitive admission process to select students. Program faculty and the Admissions Office staff designed the process to ensure maximum opportunity for student success in the program.

When the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available in the program, the Admissions selection committee ranks and admits applicants according to their official placement test scores. Students will be admitted based on their score on the TEAS-V exam.

Applicants who are on academic probation or are academically dismissed from the college as of the application deadline will not be considered for admission. The Admissions Office staff admits students during Fall Semester. Applicants must submit all required documentation to the Admissions Office by June 15.

Applicants not selected for the program may reapply during subsequent admission intake periods. The college does not maintain a waiting list of people seeking admission to the program. Applicants must submit the following information to the Admissions Office by the application deadline for the semester they are seeking admission to the program:

  • Completed and signed application for admission and a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Official high school or GED transcripts and/or official college transcripts from all colleges attended in the past (see General Admission Requirements).
  • Valid ACCUPLACER, COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, or ACT test scores (see ACCUPLACER Placement Examination).

  • Proof of legal presence in the United States.
  • Official birth certificates, passports, driver's licenses, or state-issued photo identification cards to document that they are at least 18 years of age.
  • Completed and signed Intent form. Blank forms are available on the college website.

Applicants must attend a mandatory program orientation session. Failure to attend this session or failure to make alternate arrangements to obtain the necessary information will result in the forfeiture of admission to the program. Prior to the beginning of the program, applicants must have the following current official documents on file with program faculty: 

  • A signed document acknowledging that the commission of a felony before or during their enrollment in this program may prevent graduates from taking the licensure exam to become emergency medical technicians and that they may be required to complete drug testing and/or background checks at their own expense prior to participating in internships, practicums, or clinical activities at certain host sites for these activities (see Drug Testing/Background Checks). Blank documents are available from the program chair or college website.
  • Completed academic honesty form.
  • Verification of completion of the online version of New Student Orientation.