Become an EMT!

EMT

The EMT is the introductory level of EMS training and gives students the knowledge needed to work as an Emergency Medical Technician. The course combines lecture and lab training to cover such topics as scene safety, EMS systems, communication, documentation, patient assessment, airway management, traumatic injuries, medical emergencies and more. All skills necessary to provide emergency medical care for the trauma and medical patient at the basic life support level. 

Upcoming Courses

Fall 2020

EMT Course - Available as a Web Assisted-Hybrid* or Classroom Course

  • Begins: September 8, 2020 to December 17, 2020

  • Tue/Thur  6:00pm to 9:30pm (Classroom) 

Winter 2021

EMT Course - Available as a Web Assisted-Hybrid* or Classroom Course

  • Begins: January 4, 2021 to April 22, 2021

  • Tue/Thur  6:00pm to 9:30pm (Classroom) 

Choose Your Format!

Classroom or Web-Assisted/Hybrid

Classroom Course

  • Students meet in class on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm.

  • Online learning is assigned each week.

*Students enrolled through NCSC or using VA funds, must enroll in the classroom version.

Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course

Option 1

The program runs synchronously with the scheduled classroom program. All assignments and deadlines are the same.

In this program students complete coursework online and are not required to attend course lectures. 

 

Physical attendance in the classroom is required to complete lab / practical skills, some module exams and the final exam.

Attendance is approximately 14 times throughout the

4-month program on a Tuesday or Thursday evening class from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.

Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course

Option 2

The program runs synchronously with the scheduled classroom program. All assignments and deadlines are the same.

In this program students complete coursework online and are not required to attend any courses until the last week of the program.


Students attend 7 days during the last week of the classroom program:
- 4 skill days, including final   

     psychomotor exam
- 1 Hospital clinical shift

- 1 Pre-hospital clinical shift
- 1  final exam day followed by NREMT 

    skills test

See FAQ for more information

Steps To Enrollment

 

1. Application Procedure: A completed application and payment of the $150.00 non-refundable application

    fee must be submitted. Applications must be downloaded then mailed or emailed back to the program.

     - Application fee may be paid via check or money order and mailed to 20 Industrial Dr, St F    

        Lexington, Oh 44904. 

     - Let us know if you want to pay by credit card and we'll email you an invoice. There is a 3%

       fee. 

     - Click here for Paper application

     - Click here for Digital application

     -Agency Tuition Verification. Required if student's tuition is being paid by a Fire/EMS agency

    

2. Submit a copy of a valid BLS level CPR card with your application that will not expire for the duration of the class

   time. If you do not have a valid BLS card, please indicate on your application whether you will be obtaining one

   elsewhere, or if you want to enroll in a Central Ohio EMS Training CPR Course. That course is always held on the first

   Saturday after the EMT course begins.

 

3. Purchase required textbook package (25% discount applied) and materials.  Click here or see FAQ for required textbook package and supplies. 

4. Purchase required supplies. Click here​ or see FAQ for required supplies.

 

5. Purchase Platinum EMS Testing. Students are provided a code on the first day of class to ensure they purchase the correct item. Please do NOT purchase without the code.

6. Students sign up and pay for COEMST polos on the first day of class. They take approximately two weeks to arrive. Until then, a uniform is not required and student's should dress casually. 

7. The student handbook and schedule is emailed one week before the course begins.

Supplies and Requirements for the EMT Program

Most questions can be answered in the FAQ section. Please be sure to check them out!

 

EMT Course FAQ

Why Choose COEMST?


We do things differently than the other training programs that cannot provide the same level of detailed attention we give our students. As a small company made up of dedicated professionals, EMS training is our main focus. Our Program Director is on-site and also available via email or phone.




What's the difference between the Classroom Course and the Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course?


Classroom students attend in-class lectures as well as labs and testing. Web-Assisted/Hybrid students choosing option 1 are only required to attend labs and testing dates. Web-Assisted/Hybrid students choosing option 2 are only required to attend for the last five days of the program. All students use the same online learning materials, have the same assignments, and follow the same timelines.




When are courses offered?


COEMST offers three EMT programs per year. The courses run January through April, May through August and September through December. The classes are always held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm until 9:30pm.




What are the steps to enrollment?


ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR EMT BASIC

1. Application Procedure: A completed application and payment of the $150.00 non-refundable application fee must be submitted. Applications must be downloaded then mailed or emailed back to the program.

- Application fee may be paid via check or money order and mailed to 20 Industrial Dr, St F Lexington, Oh 44904.

- Let us know if you want to pay by credit card. We'll email you an invoice. There is a 3% fee. - Click here for application

2. Submit a copy of a valid BLS level CPR card with your application that will not expire for the duration of the class time. If you do not have a valid BLS card please indicate on your application whether you will be obtaining one elsewhere. or are enrolled in a Central Ohio EMS Training CPR Course. That course is always held on the first Saturday after the course begins.

3. Purchase required textbook and materials.

No physical or drug screen required




How much is the tuition and what does it include?


The total tuition for the Classroom course is $950.00 When you register for the course, you pay a $150 deposit which is taken off of the total tuition, so then you owe $800.00 by the first day of class. The total tuition for the Web-Assisted/Hybrid course is $1350.00 When you register for the course, you pay a $150.00 deposit which is taken off of the total tuition, so then you owe $1200.00 by the first day of class. The tuition includes access to our online classroom, all of the in-class sessions, and the NREMT Psychomotor Skills Exam. If you are not yet certified in CPR at the Healthcare Provider level, you will need to take our CPR course for $60. That class is held on the first Saturday after the EMT course begins.




What costs are not included in the tuition?


Tuition does not include; Textbook package - Textbook fees vary according to publisher prices. Students are responsible to obtain the required textbook package by the first day of class. Classroom Polo - $30.00 Clinical Polo - $30.00 Platinum EMS Testing fee - 48.00 NREMT exam fee - $80.00




What supplies are required?


- B/P Cuff

- Stethoscope

- Safety Glasses (Click link for example)

- 1 box of gloves (latex free)

- Laptop with email and internet access

- Microsoft Office with at least Word and Power Point




Are there any payment plans?


The $150 deposit is due when you register for the class, then the remainder of the tuition may be paid in two seperate payments. The first payment of $600.00 is due on the first day of class. The second payment of $600.00 is due two weeks after the course begins. PayPal Credit is an option for students looking to finance their tuition. You can bring payment to your first class in the form of cash, check or money order. If you want to pay with a credit card, please note that on your application and we will email you an invoice. There is a 3% processing fee. If an organization has agreed to pay your tuition, we can also invoice the organization directly. Students who enroll through NC State College may qualify for financial aid.




What is the dress code /uniform policy?


Healthcare professionals are commonly required to wear uniforms in the workplace, so we require our students to follow a specific dress code.

- Central Ohio EMS Training polo (white)

- Central Ohio EMS Training polo (blue)

You will sign up for the polos on the first day of class

- Students are required to wear black or navy blue EMS or Dickie type pants, black belt, and black shoes or boots. You may purchase these anywhere you like. No scrubs or leggings.

- This uniform is not required until the second week of class.




What are the pre-requisites to enrolling in the EMT Course?


Students must meet the following requirements: -BLS Level CPR card. (If you do not have a valid BLS card please indicate on your application whether you will be obtaining one elsewhere before the course begins, or are enrolled in a Central Ohio EMS Training CPR Course) - 18 years old - Valid DL or State ID - No felonies or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude - No violation of any federal, state, county, or municipal narcotics or controlled substance law EMT students do NOT need to have a HS diploma or GED. There is no pre-test required for this level. There is no background check required for this level.




What is the required textbook package?


Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured Eleventh Edition American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ISBN:9781284110524 This link gives students a 25% discount This package also includes the NAVIGATE program where all assignments are located as well as an e-book and an audio book. Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Eleventh Edition with Navigate 2 Premier Access includes a digital access code that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, Homework and Assessment Center, Navigate 2 TestPrep, and EMT Interactive Lectures.




What is some important information specific to the Web-Assisted/Hybrid Course?


The program runs synchronously with the scheduled classroom program. All assignments and deadlines are the same. In this program students complete didactic work online. This includes videos, Power Points, handouts, textbook and workbook assignments and quizzes. Physical attendance in the classroom is required to complete lab / practical skills, the Mid-term exam and the Final exam. Attendance is approximately 14 times throughout the 4-month program on a Tuesday or Thursday evening class from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Students are encouraged to attend classroom courses whenever possible to have the added benefit of instructor led learning. Students must complete 10 hours and 10 assessments in a clinical setting. This is done in the pre-hospital environment in an agency or department that is contracted with our program. Most of the agencies are within a 60-mile radius of our Lexington location. If you are considering enrolling in the online program, please keep this in mind. It is common to require more than 10 hours to complete all 10 assessments and as a web-assisted-hybrid student you will be required to drive to the clinical location(s). The average clinical time is 30 hours to attain the needed 10 assessments.




What resources are included in the textbook package?


COEMST uses the Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and InjuredEleventh Edition textbook package. This format utilizes an online system called NAVIGATE. Inside NAVIGATE both the classroom and the web-assisted/hybrid students will acces all assignments, quizzes, workbook, videos, PPT's skill sheets, etc. Also included is an E-Book and an Audio book.




What is our pass rate for the EMT level?


2018 - 98% 2019-100%




What is our employment rate?


100% of COEMST graduates that have chosen to work in EMS are employed.




What are the clinical requirements?


Students must complete a minimum of ten hours in a pre-hospital clinical setting. Additionally students must complete nine adult assessments and one pediatric assessment during their clinical time. This is done in the pre-hospital environment in an agency or department that is contracted with our program. Most of the agencies are within a 60-mile radius of our Lexington location. If you are considering enrolling in the online program, please keep this in mind. It is common to require more than ten hours to complete all ten assessments and as a web-assisted-hybrid student you will be required to drive to the clinical location(s). The average clinical time is thirty hours to attain the needed 10 assessments.




What is Platinum EMS Testing?


Platinum EMS Testing is an online testing program used by COEMST to administer validated exams. It is used by COEMST for high stakes exams including module exams and the final exam. It is also an excellent resource and study tool to help students prepare for the NREMT exam. Students must purchase access to Platinum EMS Testing. Click here for Student User Guide. Click here for Student Manual




Can I purchase the textbook somewhwere else or buy it used?


Yes you can purchase the textbook somewhwere else or buy it used, however, it is VERY IMPORTANT to make sure you are using the correct ISBN. This is a package that inlcudes Navigate 2 Premier Access. If you purchase just the textbook, you will still need to purchase the digital access.




What if another agency is paying for my course?


If your course is being paid for by an EMS/Fire agency, WIOA, etc, you do not have to submit the application fee as it is included in the tuition that is billed to your agency. It's important for student's to know specifically what expenses their agency will pay for.




Who is not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course?


Student's enrolled through North Central State College or the VA, are not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course and must enroll in the classroom course.




Is COEMST approved to accept WIOA?


Yes, COEMST is an approved provider for the WIOA program. Student's enrolled through WIOA are not eligible to enroll in the web-assisted/hybrid course and must enroll in the classroom course.




What if I have a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or a violation of any narcotics or controlled substance law?


Potential Applicants with Criminal Convictions Individuals with a criminal record who are interested in obtaining an EMS or fire certification may inquire whether their criminal record disqualifies them from obtaining a certification. If you would like to make a request, you must submit your request in writing, provide details of the criminal conviction(s), and pay a fee of $25. Acceptable forms of payment are either check or money order made payable to the Ohio Treasurer of State. Details of the criminal conviction include: the court where the conviction occurred, criminal case number, statute or ordinance violated, offense name, offense date, conviction date, and the facts underlying the conviction. Certified court journal entries showing the indictment, criminal conviction, and sentencing, as well as the police report related to offense, must be provided to the Division of EMS. Failure to provide these records may result in a delay in processing your request. For EMS certification, the Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Board may deny any application for any conviction of, plea of guilty to, a judicial finding of guilt for, or a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment and/or intervention in lieu of conviction for: any felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or a violation of any narcotics or controlled substance law. Click here for Ohio Div of EMS website page with information specific to this issue.




More Information About Web- Assisted / Hybrid Option 1


Learning Format -ONLINE

While you can view lectures and complete your course work at a time convenient to you, the program does have established weekly deadlines. Discussions, quizzes, and homework are all due at various times during a weekly module. Students should plan to invest, on average, 10-20 hours per week in this program.

Student attends labs with classroom students from 6pm to 9:30 pm. 14 times on average.

Costs*

Tuition: $1350.00

Costs not included in tuition:

Required textbook package:

PHYSICAL TEXTBOOK and DIGITAL ACCESS - $395.21

DIGITAL ACCESS ONLY - $296.61

If you already have the physical textbook or just want to use the included ebook, you can purchase digital access only. This package does NOT include the physical textbook.

Platinum EMS Testing - $50.00

Classroom Polo - $30.00

Clinical Polo - $30.00

NREMT exam fee - $80.00




More Information About Web - Assisted / Hybrid Option 2


Learning Format -ONLINE

While you can view lectures and complete your course work at a time convenient to you, the program does have established weekly deadlines. Discussions, quizzes, and homework are all due at various times during a weekly module. Students should plan to invest, on average, 10-20 hours per week in this program.

Student attends 7 days during the last week of the classroom program.

4 skill days including final psychomotor exam*

1 Hospital clinical shift**

1 Prehospital clinical shift**

1 final exam day*** followed by NREMT skills test**** *Students who are not successful on the course skills exams may retake them on the same day. Students must successfully complete the exams to be permitted to proceed. **Students are required to obtain a specific number of assessments and hours. If those cannot be obtained, the student will have to extend their stay. ***Students who are not successful on the final written exam must retake it on a different day. This may cause students to be required to extend their stay. **** Students who are not successful on the NREMT skills exams may retake them on the same day. Students must successfully complete the exam to be permitted to proceed.

Costs*

Tuition: $1850.00

Costs not included in tuition:

Required textbook package:

PHYSICAL TEXTBOOK and DIGITAL ACCESS $$395.21

DIGITAL ACCESS ONLY - $296.61

If you already have the physical textbook or just want to use the included ebook, you can purchase digital access only. This package does NOT include the physical textbook.

Platinum EMS Testing - $50.00

Clinical Polo - $30.00

NREMT exam fee - $80.00





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Lexington, Ohio 44904