Fayette, Hamilton, & Sumiton Campuses
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, possess a GED or high school diploma, and complete all general College application requirements. Applicants must comply with the Essential Functions of the program and provide a current (within the last 6 months) physical exam including up-to-date immunizations. Upon entry into the program the student must provide verification of current health insurance. Applicants must adhere to the Alabama Department of Public Health Administrative Code, Chapter 420-2-1. Applicants must possess a valid, current CPR card.
- Clinical agencies/facilities require the College to provide evidence that student participants are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Students will be required, at their own expense, to have an initial drug screen at a time and place determined by the faculty prior to entering clinicals. In addition, random drug screens will be conducted throughout the curriculum. If a drug screen is non-negative, the student will be immediately dismissed from the EMT program.
- Certain clinical facilities utilized by the EMT program require criminal background checks declaring that the student has no criminal history. Therefore, a background check will be required upon enrollment in the program. The cost of the background check/affidavit will be the responsibility of the student. Issues pertaining to a student’s positive background check may result in the student being denied admission to or dismissal from the Paramedic program. Background information will be provided to all clinical facilities. A clinical facility has the right, at their sole discretion, to not allow the student to attend the facility and if so, the student will receive an “F” for the clinical course, be dismissed from the program, and not allowed to return to the program.
- Emergency Medical Technician faculty reserves the right to require, at any time, proof of a student’s physical, mental, and/or emotional health. All students must be able to perform the Essential Functions. The faculty may require students to receive, at the student’s expense, counseling and/or medical treatment in order to continue in the program. If treatment is required, the student must provide documentation from the attending physician/primary healthcare provider of the student’s ability to perform skills effectively.
- There is no advance placement, experiential learning credit, or challenge for EMS courses.
- EMS courses are progressive during the semester and each course must be successfully completed to continue into the following semester.
Upon completion of program requirements students must pass licensure exam for employment purposes.