Below are answers to Emergency Medical Services Department's most commonly asked questions.
No, there are no prerequisite academic requirements for TMCC's EMS classes.
Yes, the class ends with a nationally certified state-run skills testing, which will qualify you to take the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) exam.
Yes, EMS classes are both night and day during the regular semesters, and night and weekends only during the Summer terms.
TMCC's EMS Program has no way of continually tracking the exact prices of all associated costs.
Currently, requisites consist of the following:
- Background check
- CPR certification
- Drug screening
- NREMT testing (skills and written)
- Personal medical equipment
- TMCC tuition & fees
No, CPR classes are open to the public and you do not need to be an enrolled TMCC student to register.
Yes. TMCC offers these sessions for students who have completed the online portion of the BLS Heart Code blended learning course (Heart Code BLS-15-1400).
Note: All American Heart Assocation (AHA) CPR courses are available in blended learning format, where students complete a video learning portion online at their own pace and then work on skills and skills testing in-person with an instructor.
TMCC's Heart Code BLS Skills Sessions are conducted by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the Heart Code BLS Skills Session is $35 (cost is not included with the purchase of an online course key).
Online course keys are available for purchase through the AHA.
Prerequisites: For admission into a Heart Code BLS Skills Sessions, students must present their certificate of completion of the online portion of the BLS Heart Code course.
Contact us to schedule an appointment. TMCC is an authorized AHA training center.
Yes, group training is available upon request. Minimum of 6 participants. Please contact us for more information.
Yes, we can conduct training at your facility. Minimum of 6 participants. Please contact us for scheduling and pricing.
Yes, the course name was updated by the American Heart Association when their new guidelines were released.
The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR class. Note: this class consists of both skills and written testing.
For the TMCC EMS Program requirements, you can request a Titer test through your doctor or through ARC Health and Wellness in Reno (the same place you take your drug test). Ask them to check your immunity for the required vaccines.
MMR, Varicella and Hepatitis B can be tested in this fashion.
A 2-step Tuberculosis (TB) test is when a person gets the original TB test, has it read, and then repeats the process.
The TMCC EMS Program requires two negative readings.
Immunization records required to enter the TMCC EMS Program can be located through:
- the county health department
- your high school transcripts (dependent upon location and school requirements)
- your pediatrician
- or your parents may have these records
Students spend two full semesters, beginning in August and ending the following May. Students also are required to attend 300 hour clinical and 480 hours of internship with an assigned agency.
- Paramedic Program