EMT Admission Requirements

EMT Basic Emergency Medical Technician Program

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Admission Requirements for EMT-Basic

Since enrollment in EMT 1010, Emergency Medical Training, is limited to 20 students, interested students are encouraged to register early. Enrollment in the EMT course is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who wish to enroll in the EMT-Basic Course must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Fulfill all college admission requirements
  3. Submit to the Registrarís Office official transcripts from all colleges previously attended
  4. Have a minimum PCCUA 2.0 cumulative grade point average in all college courses taken at PCCUA
  5. Provide a COMPASS score that meets minimum skill level in reading, math, and English for college work or complete all required developmental courses prior to enrolling in EMT 1010
  6. Provide proof of immunization compliance:
  • Current Td or Tdap
  • Current Varicella (2) or positive titer
  • Current MMRs (2), if born after 1957 or positive titers
  • Initiation of Hepatitis B series or positive tier
  1. Proof of a current two-step TB skin test
  2. Provide current US federal or state issued photo ID, examples include:

    • US Passport

    • US Military ID

    • State Driver's license

  3. Students who speak English as a second language must also take the ESL COMPASS exam to prove proficiency in English. The following scores are required in each category:

    • Reading and Listening: A minimum score of 92

    • Grammar and Usage: A minimum score of 94



Students are Required to Purchase These Supplies Before Class

  1. Bandage scissors

  2. Battery operated pen light

  3. Manual blood pressure cuff

  4. Protective eye glasses

  5. Stethoscope

  6. Trauma shears

  7. Watch with a second hand

After Enrollment

Students are required to:

  1. Take a substance abuse test.
  2. Purchase individual professional liability insurance.  Students must provide proof within 4 weeks of the first class meeting. Students who fail to provide proof of professional liability insurance within the first 4 weeks will be dropped from the course.
  3. Sign a criminal record affidavit.
  4. Obtain within the first two classes American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification. AHA CPR certification must be maintained for the entire duration of the EMT course. AHA CPR certification that expires any time during the semester the EMT course is offered will NOT be accepted.
  5. Proof of influenza (flu) immunization is required by November 1st of the fall semester and January 31st of the spring semester.



Hepatitis B is a serious communicable disease that can cause extensive damage to the liver and may result in death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified health-care workers who come into contact with blood or body fluids as being at increased risk for Hepatitis B infection. EMTs and EMT students fall into this category. The CDC recommends members of high-risk groups be vaccinated against Hepatitis B and that vaccination should be completed before coming into contact with blood. Based on this recommendation, PCCUA EMT program requires initiation of Hepatitis B vaccination series before entering the nursing program or a positive immunity titer.

Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, given at specific intervals, are required for full protection. The vaccine is 80-100% effective and can be obtained from your private or public healthcare provider.  


 The most effective ways to stop the spread of seasonal flu is for an individual to frequently wash his or her hands and get an influenza (flu) vaccination each year. This vaccination takes one to two weeks to start working and is 70 to 90 percent effective in preventing the seasonal flu. The flu vaccination does not give you the flu! The vaccination helps to protect an individual against the seasonal flu virus but does not protect the individual from all flu strains. Students are required to provide written proof of receiving an annual flu immunization by November 1st of each academic year. In addition, all students will abide by agency policy regarding flu immunization before caring for patients in all affiliated clinical facilities.


Individuals born after January 1, 1957, must furnish proof of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines administered after the first birthday and after January 1, 1968 or positive immunity titers.


Individuals must have received a tetanus booster or Tdap within the last 10 years.


Individuals must furnish proof of completed varicella vaccination or a positive immunity titer.


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