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Katy Independent School District


  • EMT-Basic

Health Science Cluster

Program of Study: Clinical Rotations & EMT

8085V EMT Basic-Practicum in Health Science (two credits) Grade: 12

Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science and Health Science Theory

This course provides instruction in emergency medical care to persons with severe injuries or illness. Lecture, hands-on skills practice, and clinical experience prepares students to be tested in national mandated patient care skills and the EMS National Registry exam at the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic level.

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Why take EMT and what type of experience will students gain?

While most people believe EMTs are only found in a hospital setting or in an ambulance, they can actually be found in a variety of settings including sporting events, cruises, amusement parks and anywhere else people could potentially be injured. Students will be exposed to different career options in this field as they learn how to treat patients who have experienced various types of trauma. They are then able to use those skills while out on rotations outside of school hours with actual paramedics. These rotations are required as part of the certification students can test for at the end of the school year.

What types of jobs can you do in the EMT field?

  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Emergency Dispatcher
  • Offshore Medic
  • Military Medic

Can you earn a certification while taking EMT?

Yes. Upon completion of this course you will be prepared to sit for the EMS National Registry exam at the Emergency Medical Technician- Basic level, as well as test in the national mandated patient care skills portion. Students must be 17 years of age by September 1. Students may sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam prior to the age of 18, however, they may not apply for certification in the state of Texas until age 18. All students are also BLS/CPR certified during the first semester of the school year.

Additional Requirements for this course:

Students must meet several requirements before school begins to maintain eligibility for this course. These requirements include, but are not limited to, a clear background check, negative drug screen, specific vaccinations and immunization records, health insurance, and proof of legal immigration status. Details will be provided to students accepted into the program at a mandatory orientation in the spring. 

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