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EMS Steps to Apply

Please read through and follow the enrollment information for the following classes:

Enrollment Information

  1. Apply to the College
    Complete a TMCC Application for Admission and view important dates and deadlines. If you have questions, contact the Admissions and Records Office.
  2. Complete Program Interest Form
    Please complete and submit this online program interest form that will directly inform the department about your intent to apply to one of our programs.
    Fill out my online form.
  3. Complete the Following Requirements
    • Background Check (valid for 6 months; cost: $49.50)
    • Students are required to undergo a background check through www.mystudentcheck.com. Background checks typically take 3-5 normal business days to complete and are valid for 6 months, counting the length of the semester.
      Background checks are conducted by PreCheck, Inc., a firm specializing in background checks for healthcare workers.
      • Go to mystudentcheck.com
      • Select your school and program from the dropdown menus (enter Truckee Meadows Community College – EMS Academy).
    • Drug Screen (valid for 6 months; cost: $35)
    • Immunizations, CPR Card, Insurance, Driver's License (cost: $20)
      All documents must be uploaded through mystudentcheck.com and we will verify compliance after documents are uploaded.
      • Immunizations: You will need to provide documentation of current immunization status.
        • Tetanus, Diphtheria (DT or or TDaP) within 10 years.
        • Proof of negative TB status, stating one of the following tests: Quantiferon blood test, OR 2 negative TB PPD test reads within last 6 months, OR 3 consecutive annual TB PPD (-) skin tests, OR if positive, chest x-ray.
        • Hepatitis B 3-Part Series (must have #1 and #2 to enter the class; #3 by end of first semester) or Titer.
        • MMR immunization (2 during lifetime) or Titer.
        • Varicella (2 during lifetime) or verified history of chickenpox or Titer.
      • CPR Card: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS).  All students must maintain an American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification through the program. The only acceptable CPR certification is the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS). No other CPR certification will be accepted. It is the student's responsibility to maintain these certifications. You may obtain certification through TMCC's CPR Department or through any other agency.
      • Insurance: You will need to provide proof of your Major Medical Insurance Coverage for the class term.
      • Driver’s License: You will need to provide a copy of your driver's license or state-issued ID.
    • Register for Classes
      Once all required documents are uploaded and reviewed, PreCheck will notify you of compliance via email. Applicants will be directed to contact the EMS/Public Safety Department to receive access to register for the course. If you have any questions, please contact us. You must be released by the Public Safety/EMS Department in order to enroll in a class.

    Background Checks and Drug Screening

    Background checks and drug screens are required for all for clinical sites.

    Current students are advised that they will be withdrawn from the program if clinical requirements are not met for any reason.