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Emergency Medical Technology OSA

Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of courses designed to provide entry-level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. Continuing Education offers a non-credit pathway of mirrored courses for this OSA.

  • Degree Type: None awarded
  • Required courses may be available online
  • TSI: Not required
  • Offered at the Terrell Health Science Center, Athens & Palestine Campuses


Completers of the EMT OSA will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT certification exam.

Students successfully completing the Emergency Medical Technology OSA are encouraged to pursue the Emergency Medical Technology Certificate or AAS Degree. A grade of C or better is required in all EMT courses. Students must meet current hepatitis B and other vaccination requirements prior to starting EMT clinical courses. See brochure at www.tvcc.edu/Health-Science-Center (http://www.tvcc.edu/Health-Science-Center/) for current requirements. Contact the Continuing Education Office at 903-675-6212 or email ContEd@tvcc.edu for more information.


 Courses Required

A study of the (1) research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition and motivation, factors that impact learning, and (3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and ef?cient learners. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.

Preparation for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Lab fee.

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Upon successful completion of EMSP 1501 and 1160 and Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) requirements, the student will be eligible to take the Basic Emergency Medical Technician certi?cation examination. Lab Fee $84 includes professional liability insurance, drug screening, and scheduling package.


Posted Date:
6/14/2023 10:01:15 AM