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Emergency Medical Services

Bldg. X, Room X1082
bhcHHServices@dcccd.edu
972-860-7869

The EMT Capstone Exam is administered during EMSP 1160. It is comprehensive to ensure competency of the entire EMT Program learning experience.

The Capstone Exam consists of two parts:

Passing both components of the capstone final exam is required to be eligible to receive a DSHS Course Completion Certificate, and to receive a passing grade on EMSP 1160.

  1. The MICU and Clinical Rotations internship:
    1. MICU Internship: consists of two to four shifts (24 hours each) on an MICU
    2. Clinical Rotation internship: consists of four to six shifts (eight to 12 hours each) in a hospital emergency room as assigned by the Clinical Coordinator, for a total of 48 hours.
      • The components of the EMT internship evaluated are psychomotor skills, to include patient assessment, non-invasive medical procedures; interaction with patients, public and public servants; timeliness and general performance under stress and other adverse conditions; and documentation.
      • Failure of any of the above components may result in failure of the EMT-B internship.
      • EMT internship is a continual experience. Should a student fail the internship, the student will be required to re-enroll in EMSP 1160.
      • Students who fail the EMT internship will receive a grade of “F” for EMSP 1160 regardless of the score on the written component of the examination.
      • Students who fail to complete the EMT internship will have to successfully complete a DSHS‐approved recertification or remedial course before being allowed to repeat/retake EMSP 1160.
      • Students needing to re-take EMSP 1160 must do so within six months of the end of internship, or completion of an approved DSHS remedial/refresher/recertification course will be required—at the student’s expense
  2. The written component: consists of 100 multiple-choice questions
    • A minimum grade of 70 percent is required to receive a passing grade.
      The student will have two attempts at passing this written exam.
    • After the initial attempt, the student will have one retest available before recertification/refresher training is required.
    • After the second attempt, a DSHS-approved recertification/remedial course—at student’s expense—must be successfully completed prior to any further attempts.
  3. Both components of the Capstone Exam MUST BE successfully completed or the student will not receive a DSHS Course Completion Certificate from the BHC-EMT-Basic Program, and will result in a failing grade for EMSP 1160.