Emergency Medical Technician

Online program designed to prepare you to become certified as an EMT.

Program Overview

The Axon EMT program will prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s EMT exam and an exciting career as an EMT.

This program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and meets the requirements for licensure in Texas.

Program Format

Axon’s EMT program consists of three components – online coursework, a face-to-face hands-on Skills Lab, and clinical/field experiences.

Online Coursework

The Texas EMS School online learning environment emphasizes content, not class time. The course is developed using adaptive learning technologies that assess what you already know and only provide homework assignments for areas in which you are struggling.  That means that you can move forward as you master concepts and spend more time on content that addresses your weaknesses.

The online content for the EMT Basic course must be completed in 18 weeks, however many students complete the work in a shorter period.  Motivation is essential to success in an online course, and the EMT Basic course is “gamified” which is a fancy way of saying that our team finds ways to celebrate your successes along the way and provide you rewards.

Don’t misunderstand, this is a rigorous course and it will stretch you, but if you find yourself struggling with a subject, schedule telephone tutoring session with one of the instructors. When it comes time to prepare for the NREMT Cognitive Examination we will provide you with multiple opportunities to complete a nationally standardized preparation-exam which can predict your success on the National Registry Exam.  The “practice” exams will give you the confidence you need to succeed at your exam for licensure.

If you have a laptop, tablet, or smart phone with internet access, you have the basic tools you need to get started.

Hands-On Skills Labs

During the hands-on Skills Lab, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your EMT psychomotor skills. You’ll also have access to our video-based skills training library, online resources, and experienced EMT instructors to help you feel confident in your EMT skills.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to attend a two day Skills Lab conducted by Texas EMS School.  Contact a student services advisor to find out about dates and locations that may work best for you.

Clinical and Field Experiences

You’ll participate in Clinical Experiences and Field Experiences at first-responder organizations and major hospitals in Texas.  Check the Map of Clinical Sites available to find the location nearest to you. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

The Axon program includes 48 hours of ambulance-based field experience and 24 hours of clinical experience in a hospital emergency department. Your student services advisor will work with you to schedule your field experience and clinical internship at one of our partner sites.

If you are currently employed by a fire department, first responder organization, or other healthcare organization; you may be able to complete your field experience or clinical experience through your employer. Contact an student services advisor for details.

What You'll Learn

The Texas EMS School EMT program is designed to prepare you to meet the challenging demands of the EMS career field, and to prepare for the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor skills exams.

NREMT Cognitive Knowledge

You’ll learn essential EMT knowledge that will prepare you to succeed at passing the NREMT Cognitive Examination. Our course covers all of the essential topic areas needed to prepare for the NREMT exam. These include airways, respiration & ventilation; cardiology & resuscitation; trauma; medical; obstetrics/gynecology; EMS operations; and patient care for adult, geriatric, and pediatric patients.

NREMT Psychomotor Skills

This course covers the proper order, procedure, and practice required to master skills from the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians Psychomotot Examination.

You’ll learn how to perform the following EMT psychomotor skills with confidence:

  • Patient Assessment/Management – Medical
  • Patient Assessment/Management – Trauma
  • Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM) Ventilation of an Apneic Patient
  • Oxygen Administration by Non-Rebreather Mask
  • Spinal Immobilization – Seated Patient
  • Spinal Immobilization – Supine Patient
  • Bleeding Control / Shock Management
  • Cardiac Arrest Management – AED
  • Joint Immobilization
  • Long Bone Immobilization

Admissions

Ready to get started? Complete our Request for Information form and an Enrollment Advisor will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your goals and determine if this program is a fit for you.

If you are employed at a Texas Fire Department or other approved Axon Training Partner, you may be eligible to have some of your admission requirements waived. To find out if you are eligible, email us at info@axoneducation.com or call (325) 218-4444.

Due to licensing requirements, this course has the following prerequisites:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete an online application.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a high-school graduate, or hold a GED or its equivalent.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

Axon Education is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students without regard to race, color, sex, creed, handicap, genetic information, or national origin. As a private educational training provider, Axon reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant whose academic preparation, character, or personal conduct determined to be inconsistent with the purposes or objectives of the organization.

Step 1: Apply Online

The first step in the admission process is to complete the online application.

Once your application has been received, an Enrollment Advisor will contact you to walk you through the rest of the admission process and help answer any questions you may have. Applications are typically processed within 24-48 hours.

Complete the online application

Step 2: Submit a Copy of Your Driver License or Photo ID

Scan or take a picture of your driver license or other government-issued photo ID, and email it as an attachment to info@axoneducation.com.

Step 3: Submit Proof of High School Graduation

Scan or take a picture of one or more of the following documents, and email them as an attachment to info@axoneducation.com.

• High school diploma
• High school transcripts
• College transcripts
• College diploma

Step 4: Complete EMS Testing

Axon has partnered with EMS Testing to conduct pre-admission testing. After you submit your online application, you will need to create an EMS Testing account. EMS Testing charges a $5.00 student testing fee that can be paid online using a debit or credit card. Here’s how to create an account and complete EMS Testing.

  1. Visit https://my.platinumed.com/createaccount to create an EMS Testing account. Note: Please use the same email address used for the online application.
  2. Complete the student sign up form.
  3. Check your email for a verification email from EMS Testing. Once you receive the verification email, click on the Activate Your New Account button.
  4. Review and agree to the terms of service.
  5. Return to EMS Testing and click the green Enroll in a Course link.
  6. On the next screen, choose Axon Education from the list of schools and choose Axon Education EMT (Testing) from the list of courses.
  7. Click Signup.
  8. Axon will be notified of your request to complete testing and will generally process your request within 24 hours. Note: Please be sure that you have completed the online application prior to this point. Axon will only approve testing requests from individuals who have already submitted an application.
  9. Once your request for testing has been approved, you’ll be notified by email and prompted to log in to your EMS Testing account at https://my.platinumed.com/login.
  10. When you return to EMS Testing, you’ll be prompted to pay a $5.00 testing fee. This fee may be paid online using a debit or credit card.
  11. You will need to complete 6 Assessments in order to complete this step. They take less than 30 minutes in total.
  12. Please make sure to make your best effort on these assessments as we make admissions decision based on time to complete and performance.

Step 5: Submit Your Video Essay

You will need to record and submit a video essay which answers the questions below. You can record this using your phone, a camera, or any other device capable of recording video. It’s okay for your video to be of “selfie” quality. We just want to get to know you and understand if you’d be a fit for our program.

Please record a short video of you answering the three questions below. Once complete, click the link below to upload and submit your video essay.

  1. State your name and tell us where you live.
  2. State why you are interested in an online program versus a face-to-face class.
  3. State what personal strategies you would intend to use to ensure that you could complete your work in a timely and effective way

Once you’ve recorded your video, please click the link below to upload and submit it:
https://www.dropbox.com/request/eI6ee4EwnY5Ny8iWeBVp

Step 6: Acceptance and Enrollment

Once we’ve received your completed application, our Admission Team will review your application and contact you by email with an admission decision. You will also receive an enrollment agreement. You will need to sign the enrollment agreement and follow the instructions in the enrollment agreement and the acceptance email to the payment page.

Step 7: Payment and Course Start

You will need to follow the instructions from the acceptance email and the enrollment agreement to pay for your course. You can follow the link below to make that payment. Once paid you will be able to follow the included instructions on getting started on your EMT course.

Make a payment: https://www.axoneducation.com/finance/pay/

Before you will be cleared to participate in clinical experiences, you must complete the following:

  • Submit a valid health insurance card or proof of healthcare coverage
  • Submit documentation you have received required immunizations
  • Complete and pass a drug test
  • Submit an affidavit of physical and mental abilities

For questions about clinical requirements, contact Student Support at support@axoneducation.com

Have questions? We’re here to help. Call us at (325) 218-4444 or email info@axoneducation.com

Accreditation & Licensure

Accreditation

Axon Education has received approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services to offer an EMT-Basic course.

Licensure

The Axon program is designed to prepare you for licensure within Texas. Texas has five levels of certification for EMS personnel. The highest is Licensed Paramedic, followed by EMT-Paramedic, Advanced EMT, EMT-Basic and Emergency Care Attendant (ECA). This course covers the material required for EMT-Basic and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT exam.

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Quick Facts:

  • Format: Online coursework with hands-on field experience and clinical internship.
  • 168 hours of instruction
  • 48 hours of ambulance-based field experience
  • 24 hours of clinical internship in a hospital emergency department

Program Cost:

$1,650 ($100 discount for advance payment)

Cost includes:

Textbook

Platinum Planner

ID Badge

Clinical Rotation Fees

CPR Certification Course

Payment plans available.
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Start Dates

January 2019
February 2019
March 2019

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Instructors

Juddson Smith, LP

Juddson Smith, LP

Program Director
Juddson Smith serves as the program director for Axon Education's EMT program. Juddson has years...
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Doug Skinner

Doug Skinner

Lead Instructor
Doug Skinner has more than 24 years experience as a firefighter and in first responder...
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"The best thing about this program is that it's flexible. I'm not spending time driving back and forth to class, and I can learn at my own pace."

Ben Beasley, EMT Program