Individuals who desire a career in the EMS field must complete the EMT Academy. Upon successful completion, a cadet will take the National Registry Exam for national certification. EMT is only one semester and 12 college credit hours.
The professional training program for EMT at Weatherford College begins with this course. It is in this course that all the basic knowledge and capabilities needed for EMS work at any level is mastered. The EMT is offered at the main Weatherford campus and is a pre-requisite for the Paramedic program.
We are providing a hybrid delivery format for our EMT program to accommodate the needs of working professionals. This delivery model will be a combination of online and face-to-face education, along with clinical rotations. The hybrid format is aimed to reduce time in class by allowing the students to participate in lectures online, on their own time. Time in the classroom will be focused heavily on skills practice, simulation training, and overall hands-on practical application of what is learned during online lecture.
In addition to applying for Weatherford College the details listed below will also be required to obtain acceptance in the Weatherford College EMT Program.
The Texas Administrative Code and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards requires students attending clinical rotations be immune to MMR, Varicella, & Hepatitis B. This requirement can be met by:
- MEASELS, MUMPS, RUBELLA (MMR) VACCINE: Proof of 2 MMR shots or a positive MMR titer. (This test is known as a MMR IgG titer)
- VARICELLA (Chicken Pox) VACCINE: Proof of 2 Varicella shots or a positive Varicella titer. (This test is known as a Varicella IgG titer)
- HEPATITIS B VACCINE: Proof of 3 Hepatitis B shots or submit a positive Hepatitis B titer. (This test is known as a Hep B surface Ab titer)
**A titer report must be dated within six months prior to the program start date. **
- TETANUS DIPHTHERIA/PERTUSSIS (TDAP) VACCINE: Proof of 1 received within the last 10 years.
- TUBERCULIOUS SKIN TEST: Proof of 1 received within the last year or Chest X-ray within the last 12 months. (Must stay current throughout the program)
- FLU SHOT: Proof of 1 received for the current year/season. (Must be current throughout the program)
- MENIGITIS VACCINE: Proof of 1 received. (Not required if you are over 22 years of age)
- COVID-19 VACCINE: Proof of 2 Moderna, 2 Pfizer, or 1 Johnson & Johnson or Proof of 1 Moderna or 1 Pfizer Bivalent
WEATHERFORD COLLEGE DOES NOT REQUIRE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE. HOWEVER, PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED BY THE CLINICAL ROTATION SITES AFFLIATED WITH THE WC EMS PROGRAMS. NO EXEMPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR ANY REASON IN RELATION TO THE VACCINE.
Proof of a current BLS Basic Life Support level from the American Heart Association (AHA). NO OTHER CPR CERTIFICATE/CLASS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Online CPR is not acceptable. CPR Certificate must stay current throughout the program.
Must submit proof of major medical insurance. Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS, UHC, etc. is acceptable. Tricare or VA students please submit a copy of military ID. Information about a short-term policy for college students can be found at www.ejsmith.com. If your name isn’t on your current insurance card, you will also need to submit proof of coverage from the insurance company along with your card.
Must pass a Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen which will be part of the EMT application fee.
For more information about the EMT Program you may request a more detailed packet that will include how to apply for the EMT program, cost, schedule, uniforms, and textbooks please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
EMT graduates find employment with ambulance providers, emergency departments, fire departments, and industrial safety.
- To the Workforce
- Dave Jackson Paramedicine Scholarship - For students Enrolled in the paramedic and EMS Programs
EMS Program Coordinator