Northwest EMS (NWEMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing emergency and non-emergency mobile health services to the City of Tomball and surrounding areas of unincorporated Harris County, Texas. The organization was founded in 1980 by a core group of dedicated volunteers and has grown to be recognized as a leading EMS Provider in southeast Texas. Education is a core function of NWEMS, and the Northwest EMS Education Program supports the NWEMS mission of reducing the incidence and impact of injury, illness, and catastrophic events in its communities.
The goal of the Northwest EMS Education Program is to prepare competent entry-level emergency medical personnel in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains, with the ability to serve their community and pursue careers in healthcare fields.
Cognitive Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical information and related topics, relevant to the practice of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
Psychomotor Objective: Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate an ability to competently and proficiently perform all respective ECA/EMR and EMT level skills.
Affective Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate attitudes and behaviors consistent with the ethics and professionalism expected of emergency medical personnel.
The program goal and objectives were approved by the Advisory Committee on June 8, 2018.
Northwest EMS envisions communities where quality of life is enhanced by integrated systems of healthcare and emergency response. Our mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of injury, illness, and catastrophic events in our communities through superior coordinated clinical care, prevention programs, and education.
Program Completion and Eligibility for Certification Testing
Successful completion of course with a final grade of 80% or higher.
Successful completion of final cognitive exam with a grade of 80% or higher
Successful completion of the final psychomotor exam
Demonstration of appropriate affective domain for an entry level provider
Approval of the Program Director, Texas DSHS Course Coordinator, Lead Instructor, & the Medical Director
More information about the National Registry Testing and Certification process can be found at NATIONAL REGISTRY of EMT's
EMT Course Admission Requirements
Completed Program Application
Completed Program Medical History Form
Physical Exam (within 1 year from the last day of class)
Background check (Conducted by Northwest EMS Education)
Drug Test (Conducted by Northwest EMS Education)
admission / orientation
All persons interested in enrolling into the program will attend an Admissions/Orientation night. The program currently has a maximum enrollment of 14 students. In the event of more candidates than slots, candidates will be administered a basic comprehension exam. The exam is not pass/fail. Admission will be determined by highest scores until enrollment is filled. The exam is typically 30 questions in length including math, reading, and science. Candidates who are not enrolled after the exam will be placed on a waiting list.
Once the exams are scored, the Candidates will be offered enrollment accordingly. If the Candidate accepts the offer, he/she will stay for the admission and orientation process. The following key points will be discussed and completed.
Student Information Form
Issue Medical/History forms
Review the Student Handbook
Review the Course Schedule
Receive Course Payment:
Minimum of non-refundable $350.00 which includes:
Drug Test: $60 (non-refundable)
Criminal Background: $40 (non-refundable)
Text Book: $250 (non-refundable once book is issued)
The remaining must be paid on or before the first day of class. Extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.
Course tuition also covers:
1st attempt on National Registry Exam ($80)
1 Uniform shirt ($30)
National Registry Psychomotor (Skills) Exam
The following applies to any student who withdraws from the class for any reason. Refunds are calculated based on the student’s last date of attendance. Only payments received that are eligible for refund will be refunded.
Cancellations: The student may cancel their registration and will be refunded 100% of all tuition paid if cancellation occurs prior to the first day of class
First day of class through the first 15 calendar days: 50%
During the 16th through 20th calendar days: 25%
After the 20th calendar day: No Refund
If the student is dismissed or terminated from the course for failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, or for gross misconduct: No refund
If course is paid in full, $650 is eligible to apply to refund policy, if applicable. If the text book has not been issued, $900 is eligible. Refund policy only applies to payments made above the non-refundable amount.
Northwest EMS Education offers a 25% discount to our community service partners. These include Fire Department, Law Enforcement, and Military. Proof of good standing and affiliation with the a department is required. Prior Military will require DD214 with Honorable Discharge to be eligible for discount. The 25% discount is only discounted from the refundable amount and does not include the non-refundable portion of tuition.
RSVP FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT NIGHT:
Open Enrollment is held in the classroom at Northwest EMS Station 1, unless informed otherwise.
EMT Basic 2019 Class 04
Open Enrollment: May 8th from 6 pm - 9 pm
Class Start: June 10th
Class End: Oct 19th
Classes M/W (6 p - 10 p) & 6 Saturdays (8 a - 5 p)
For more information regarding the program, you can find it in our STUDENT HANDBOOK
Any questions or further assistance, you can email Eric.Steffel@NWCommunityHealth.org
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