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Emergency Medical Services

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Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification

Degree Plan Code: C1.EMS.EMT.BASIC

This certificate will prepare completers to function in emergency medical service positions in the pre-hospital environment. The certificate includes classroom instruction, hospital rotations with emphasis on emergency department experience and emergency ambulance experience. The EMT program includes instruction in basic life support, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external defibrillation, physical assessment, bandaging and splinting, traction splinting, spinal immobilization, airway management, oxygen therapy, and other noninvasive procedures. The course work prepares the completer to take the National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.

College credit for EMT – Basic certification can be given through credit- by-exam. Please contact the Health and Human Services Division for more information.

The Brookhaven College EMS Program requires assessment scores of at least 0091 in reading-DREA, 0091 in writing-DWRI, and 0097 in math-DMAT.

CPR Card Requirements

Immunization Requirements

Social Security Card Requirements

For course numbers and descriptions please see the catalog.


Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate

Degree Plan and Course Descriptions | Credit Course Schedule

  1. Description

    EMT – Basic is a level-one certificate program.
  2. Class Schedule

    The EMT Basic is offered on a shift-basis, as well as night and day schedules. Check the Brookhaven College Course Schedule for current offerings.
  3. Purpose

    The purpose of this program is to educate Emergency Medical Technicians — Basic seeking certification in the State of Texas and EMS career advancement.
  4. Program Duration

    Students can complete the EMT certificate program in approximately three to four months (the fast track in approximately six weeks) including the clinical and internships.
  5. Request a Certificate Plan

    In addition, students seeking a Brookhaven College certificate should request the certificate plan during the first semester of enrollment through the Admissions Office.
  6. EMT-B Course Requirements

    EMT certificate candidates will take all of the EMSP courses listed and are bound by the same grade and completion requirements as all other EMS students.
  7. Enrollment Requirements

    All EMS courses require current CPR certification for infant, child and adult. This is the Healthcare Provider level by the American Heart Association or Professional Rescuer by the American Red Cross.
    Students can register for the EMS course without having a current CPR card, but must be CPR certified prior to the first day of class.
    CPR certification must remain current for the duration of the program.
  8. MICU Internship Requirements

    Successful completion of the “Course Content Comprehensive Final Examination” is required before a student is assigned to MICU Internships.
  9. Requirement for DSHS Course Certificate

    Successful completion of the internship is required to receive an official “DSHS Course Completion Certificate.”
    Note: EMSP 1501 and 1160 are the only required DSHS classes.
  10. Certificate of Completion Required for NREMT Testing

    The certificate of completion is required in order to be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT test. Successful completion of that test is required to gain eligibility for certification with the DSHS.

Important Note to Students:

Completion of this program does not guarantee registration with the NREMT, or certification/license with DSHS.