Typical EMT education requires a set schedule of class meetings over a five month period. With our online/hybrid approach, we have moved all didactic content online to our in-house Learning Management System (LMS). Our use of an LMS for the didactic portion of the program eliminates the need to drive to our training center for classes, thus freeing you up to read, study and learn on your own schedule when it is most convenient for you.
Our online/hybrid EMT course is broken into three distinct parts: didactic (classroom), psychomotor (skills), and clinical externship.
The didactic or classroom portion of our program is conducted online making use of our Learning Management System (LMS) and a required textbook. The online program will consist of reading assignments, online presentations by our educational staff, homework and examinations. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average and fulfill the weekly participation requirements. We have developed these requirements in order to help with retention of information and to ensure your success when taking the National Registry (NREMT) certification exam.
Successful students are those who are self-motivated problem solvers–which happens to be a natural instinct for EMS professionals. Our educators are adept in their field of study and act as a guide and mentor throughout the program. They mold students as they would with anything taught in a classroom by leveraging technology for the benefit of student convenience.
At the conclusion of the course, the student will take a final summative written exam.
At specified times during the course, students will be required to attend mandatory psychomotor or hands-on, skill sessions. During these psychomotor sessions, students will have an opportunity to train and learn from our staff educators as well as other students in the program. All psychomotor sessions are hands-on learning followed by skills testing. We offer two approaches to the delivery of hands-on skill training, integrated and terminal. See the Online EMT Application Information Packet for descriptions of the two approaches and list the dates for the fall courses being offered.
Students may begin the Clinical Practicum after successfully completing both the didactic and psychomotor portions of the program. Each student is required to make 10 patient contacts during field internship and complete a minimum of 12 hours of time on an ambulance. Students may also observe emergency department operations for a period of time sufficient to gain an appreciation for the continuum of care.
Scheduling your rotations will be handled by the student in conjunction with our educational staff and it is based on your availability as well as the clinical site availability. Students may be required to complete additional field or clinical internship to meet minimum competency requirements. Students average 24 hours of internship to achieve required competencies