EMT-B Original

The EMT Basic is an extensive course broken down into 176 hours of knowledge. It consists of didactic, practical skills and final preparatory.

The Emergency Medical Technician course will be face to face classes. In the event that we have to pause classes, the student will be advised. All students must have audio and video internet capabilities.

There are 21 in-person lectures, 19 in-person lab days and the orientation and final exam days are also in-person and mandatory.

All students must have their COVID – 19 vaccine prior to starting class and be able to show proof.

Overview

Our lecturers and lab instructors are Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics and Specialty Lecturers. We strive to mirror the information as if it was being presented in a medical school setting. The lectures are completed online, and the labs are completed at the school to make the student proficient in the various skills the EMT needs to know, before going out in the field.

Once you have completed the New York State EMT Basic Program the student will be eligible to sit for the New York State Practical and Computer Based Certification Examination. This certification is only good for three years. The EMT must take an EMT Refresher course before the three-year time frame expires. Typically, this is completed just six months prior to the expiration date, but can be completed sooner.   

The EMT Program follows the New York State Department of Health Guidelines and National Registry Guidelines.

All our EMS programs use an interactive on-line Learning Management System (LMS) allowing the student to be able to take exams at their leisure and in their home or using our computer center located at the Dr. Bartilucci Center.

All registered students must have audio and video internet capabilities in order to participate in this course, this is a hybrid course with face to face labs.

Additional Information

All students will be required to have their FEMA certificates by the first day of orientation. This is a prerequisite for all EMT Basic Original.  They must be brought in on a paper copy; NO electronic FEMA certificates sent to us will be accepted.

The student will complete each online course, then take the final exam. If they get a passing grade, the will be emailed a link from FEMA to down load their certificate. This must be printed out, and brought in the night of orientation.

IS-100.C: - Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-5.A: An Introduction to Hazardous Materials

IS-700.B: NIMS, An Introduction to the National Incident Management System

 

    Please note: If classes fill before the application deadline, we close the course.

    Textbooks used within the EMT Original Course:

    AAOS Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 12th ED.
    AHA 2020 BLS for Healthcare Providers

    All students must have their COVID – 19 vaccines prior to starting class and be able to show proof.

    We do not accept any late submissions.

    There is no payment plan for the EMT class the tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1225.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $225.00 nonrefundable, which will be credited towards the tuition, and must be paid within 1 week of registering for the class. If we reach the maximum number of students before registration closes, we will close the course and there will be no late registrations. There is also a nonrefundable fee for books and equipment.

    Please note:

    If you register on Training Center Manager (TCM) the last day of the application deadline you must have your deposit and book fees in the very next day.


    • EMT Basic Course Spring 2023-1
    • NYS Course # Pending
    • Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 04, 2023
    • Orientation:Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    • Start Date:  Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, May 09, 2023
    • Course End Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023
    • Course Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Times: 6pm to 10pm

    For course registration on TCM please click→  How to Register

    EMT Basic Spring Syllabus 2023


    • EMT Basic Course Summer 2023-2
    • NYS Course # Pending
    • Application Deadline: Monday, May 01, 2023
    • Orientation:Monday, May 22, 2023
    • Start Date:  Tuesday, May 30, 2023
    • NYS Skills Testing: Thursday, August 10, 2023
    • Course End Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023
    • Course Day: Monday thru Thursday
    • Times: 6pm to 10pm

    For course registration on TCM please click→ How to Register

    EMT Summer Syllabus 2023


    • EMT Basic Course Fall 2023-3
    • NYS Course # Pending
    • Application Deadline: Monday, July 31, 2023
    • Orientation:Wednesday, August 23, 2023
    • Start Date:  Tuesday, August 29, 2023
    • NYS Skills Testing: Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    • Course End Date: Thursday, December 21, 2023
    • Course Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Times: 6pm to 10pm

    For course registration on TCM please click→   How to Register

    EMT Fall Syllabus 2023

    EMT Basic Uniform

    The field rotations are designed to allow students to gain experience at delivering competent medical care in carefully controlled clinical situations.  Students will have an opportunity to observe and participate with EMT, paramedics and other health care professionals in delivering pre-hospital medical care to live patients experiencing acute disease and injury.  When appropriate, students will participate in the delivery of medical care by performing functions that are within the scope of EMT practice, including but not limited to procedures, interventions and assessments under the close supervision of NYS certified emergency medical technicians.  It is expressly understood that students must not under any circumstance interact and/or provide any care whatsoever that is:

    • Outside of the governing body’s scope of practice
    • Beyond what they are approved to do based upon their individual progress in the program
    • Without the permission of the onsite preceptor

    Students MUST complete a minimum of ten (10) of patient contacts by the clinical rotation completion date in order to successfully complete the course. 

    Students are responsible to show up to orientation in uniform. Your shirt, pants, belt, boots and jacket will be inspected for appropriateness. If the staff deems that your attire does not  meet the requirements you will have until the first day of class to secure the appropriate garments. If you were directed to obtain more appropriate uniform items, you will be required to wear your uniform the first day of class for inspection.

    Students who were uniform compliant on orientation day  may wear regular clothes on day 1 of the class based on the guidelines provided. If you are not compliant on day 1 of class, you will be sent home and marked as absent. You will be excluded from the class and marked absent until your uniform is compliant with the guidelines or you exceeded the allowable absences at which time you will be dismissed from the program.

     

    Prerequisites for Admission

    1. All students must be 17 years of age by time of the NYS Certifying exam.
    2. All students must register online by the set registration deadline.  No late registrations will be accepted.
    3. All students must be in good health and meet all the requirements of the NYS Bureau of EMS Policy Statement for Functional Position Description of Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.  This policy is provided in the appendices of these guidelines.

    All students should have their own health insurance coverage. St. John’s University or its affiliates are not responsible for any injury or sickness that occurs in the scope of training of the SJU EMS student.

      For student to complete the EMT original program they must meet certain criteria. The EMT program involves several phases that must be successfully completed. They include online assignments and tests, classroom lectures, lab sessions and field rotations with patient contact. All students must abide by the rules and regulations set forth in these policies and procedures manual. Violations of the rules and regulation will lead to dismissal from the program. Students must comply with all tuition requirements and must successfully meet all requirements for attendance, written exam/exam modules, final exam, interpersonal skills, skill labs, American Heart Association BLS Provider course and all required online FEMA courses.

      The student must have a computer and check their email every day to see if they received important class information

      The requirements for course completion include:

      • 5 hours mandatory orientation
      • 90 hours of lecture and written examinations
      • 76 lab and practical skills examination hours
      • 10 patient care contacts

      Upon successful completion of the above requirements, your student file will be reviewed by the program director and medical director for complete and accurate documentation. Upon completion of this, the student will be allowed to take the course final written examination. Upon successful completion of the course final written examination, the student will be able to progress towards the NYS practical examinations and the NYS and National Registry written examinations.

      The performance criteria for each of these components are outlined in this policy.  Failure to successfully complete any component of the program will result in course failure and dismissal from the program.

      Note: This course is an adult education course and does not provide a matriculation towards college credits.

      Effective January 01, 2022 the tuition for the EMT basic class will increase to $1225.00. 

      TUITION

      The total cost of tuition for the course is $1225.00.  A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 to reserve your seat for the EMT Original course is due within one (1) week of online registration and is deducted from the total cost of tuition.  The balance of the tuition ($1075.00) must be paid in full by the close of online registration. All payments must be made by money order payable to St. John’s University or by credit card. American Express, Master Card, VISA and Discover are accepted.

      FEES

      A non-refundable fee of $250.00 for textbooks and medical supplies is due when you submit your tuition down payment. Purchase from St. John’s University is mandatory.  All payments must be made by money order only.

      WITHDRAWAL FROM THE PROGRAM

      Any student who is in good academic standing and wishes to withdraw from the EMT Original program must do so in writing.  The written request must be typewritten or sent via email from the student’s email account to the Director of EMS Education.  The written withdrawal request must be dated and state a reason for withdrawal. The date of withdrawal will be calculated as the business date that the Director of EMS Education receives and approves the written request.  Good academic standing is defined as having no failing grades, no academic, attendance or clinical warnings and no behavioral issues.

      TUITION REFUND SCHEDULES

      The following percentage of tuition may be credited for withdrawals. The Book fees and the TuitionDeposit are non-refundable:

      • Withdrawal before the 1st session - 100%
      • Withdrawal through the 3rd session - 50%
      • Withdrawal through the 5th session - 10%
      • Withdrawal AFTER the 5th session - 0%

      Note:All students are responsible for the EMT original course tuition. Any student who fails or is expelled from the course for any reason at any time in the program is responsible for the full tuition of the program. Any student who is utilizing a voucher who fails the program or is dismissed from the course or fails to successfully obtain their NYS EMT certification within 1 year from their original NYS practical AND written certification is responsible for the full tuition. The student will be billed by St. John’s University or its designated agency.

      ABSENCE

      Absence is identified as not present at the beginning of and for the duration of the session. The evening program session begins at 6pm and ends at 10pm.  Each evening consists of one (1) session.  If you anticipate being absent for a session, please call absence control (646) 883-0811 to make notification a minimum of one (1) hours prior to the start of the session. 

      LATENESS

      Online sessions and labs start promptly at 1800 hours unless otherwise told by competent authority. Tardiness shall not be tolerated. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they are in class, signed in and ready for class no later than 1800 hours. Lateness is defined as any student who arrives after 1800 hours. Five (5) occurrences of lateness of any duration will result in a course failure. Accumulated lateness totaling more than one-half (1/2) hour will be considered one missed session. If you anticipate being or returning late for a session, please call (718) 990-8436 to make notification. Please leave your name, course you are registered in, your message and contact number. Approved leave for early departure is equivalent to a lateness of comparable duration.

      CUMULATIVE ABSENCES AND LATENESS

      Any combination of absences and/or lateness totaling more than three (3) sessions will result in a course failure. Any student who comes back late to lab or lecture or does not come back at all will be considered late and or absent and that time charged against them.

      SELF-DISMISSAL

      (“Early Exit”) – Student shall remain for the entire session.  Logging off early from an online session is prohibited.  Leaving early or failure to sign out from a face-to-face session or having someone else sign you out on the daily attendance sheet shall constitute a self-dismissal. This can also be construed as fraudulent behavior. You MUST notify the CIC / PSC / Director / Associate Director or other authority if you need to leave early.

      Minimum Passing Standard

      Passing for all course assignments (take-home exams, HIPAA, BBP) is 75%. Passing for AHA CPR is 84% and the written exam will be administered in class. Take-home exams are open book evaluations comprised of material and information from lectures, handouts, PowerPoint presentations and textbook material.

      Take Home Exams

      Take-home, open-book exams MUST BE completed.  If the student fails to complete and/or submit a take-home exam by the due date as listed on the course syllabus, the student will receive a grade of ZERO (0) for that exam.  The initial grades will be calculated into the student’s final average.  All take-home exams due dates are outlined on the course syllabus; it is the responsibility of the student to know when the exams are due.

      Final Average

      A student’s final average is the sum of their five (5) take-home exams grades.  The average of these five (5) grades MUST be a minimum of 75% to allow the student to take the final exam.  Students with a final average of less than 75% will have failed the course and will be dismissed from the program.

      Academic Eligibility 

      If at any time it becomes mathematically impossible for the student to achieve a 75% average in any of the areas needed to sit for the final exam the student will be dismissed from the course.

      Final Exam

      The final exam is a cumulative exam consisting of all previously covered material.  The student must take the final exam on the date and time specified.  If the student misses the exam for any reason, the student will be dismissed from the program. The passing grade for the final exam is 75%. If the student fails to obtain the minimum grade of 75%, they will be given one (1) retest of the cumulative final exam.  There will be no remediation for the final exam. The retest must be completed within 24 hours of the initial failure or as determined by the program director.  The passing grade on the retest will be 75%.  Any student failing the final exam retest will be dismissed from the program. The retest will be a different exam based on the curriculum you have been taught.

      Skill sessions provide the student with the opportunity to develop the psychomotor skills of the EMT.  Skills are presented in a sequential, building fashion.  In this manner, the student is enabled to integrate the skills and the didactic that have been learned into a simulated patient care situation. All students must bring in their required BLS equipment every skills lab night, if the student is unprepared, you will be given an absence for that session that will count towards your cumulative absences and the student must complete the remainder of the class.

      Practical Skills Evaluation

      Practical skills will be evaluated throughout the course, and each student must demonstrate competence in every skill.  The EMT candidate must successfully pass the Trauma Station, Medical Station and the Cardiac Arrest Management stations according to New York State Department of Health Guidelines (NYSDOH).  The random skill station is conducted so that the student is unaware of the skill he or she will be tested in.  Mandatory and random skill stations will consist of both skills based and scenario-based testing.

      NYS Practical Skills Evaluation Stations

      EMT out of hospital Trauma Station incorporates the following skills in one testing station. 

      • Mandatory: Patient Assessment / Trauma
        • Bleeding Control / Shock Management
        • One random EMT Skill form the following
          • Joint Immobilization
          • Long Bone Immobilization 

      EMT out of hospital Medical Station incorporates the following skills in one testing station. 

      • Patient Assessment / Management Medical
      • Oxygen Administration by Non-Rebreather 

      Cardiac Arrest Management incorporates the following skills in one testing station. 

      • Cardiac Arrest Management/AED
      • Bag-Valve-Mask Apneic with Pulse

      Guidelines for New York State Practical Skills Evaluation:

      • One full attempt is defined as completing all three skill stations and up to two retesting opportunities.
      • The student is allowed two full attempts to pass the practical skills examination.
      • If the student fails two or more stations during the first full attempt, that counts as a failure of one full attempt.
      • If the student fails one station, the student may be allowed to retest the skill station up to two times as part of the first full attempt

      Complete the Application for Emergency Medical Services Certification (DOH-65), including affirmation regarding criminal convictions

      • Successfully complete an approved New York State EMT-B course
      • Achieve a passing score on the practical and written certification examinations
      • Must be at least 17 years of age by the end of the month in which they are scheduled to take the written certification examination
      • Knowledge and Skills required show need for high school or equivalent education
      • Ability to communicate effectively via telephone and radio equipment
      • Ability to lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
      • Ability to interpret oral, written and diagnostic form instructions
      • Ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high stress situations
      • Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights
      • Ability to function efficiently without interruption throughout an entire work shift
      • Ability to calculate weight and volume ratios
      • Ability to read English language, manuals and road maps
      • Ability to accurately discern street signs and addresses
      • Ability to interview patients, patient family members and bystanders
      • Ability to document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such
      • Ability to converse, in English, with coworkers and hospital staff with regard to the status of the patient
      • Possesses good manual dexterity with ability to perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care
      • Ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
      • Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
      • Ability to work in low light situations and confined spaces
      • Ability to work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions

        Is the EMT program covered by Veterans Benefits?

        Yes, if the veteran is approved by the VA

        For student to complete the EMT original program they must meet certain criteria. The EMT program involves several phases that must be successfully completed. They include online assignments and tests, classroom lectures, lab sessions and field rotations with patient contact. All students must abide by the rules and regulations set forth in these policies and procedures manual. Violations of the rules and regulation will lead to dismissal from the program. Students must comply with all tuition requirements and must successfully meet all requirements for attendance, written exam/exam modules, final exam, interpersonal skills, skill labs, American Heart Association BLS Provider course and all required online FEMA courses.

        The student must have a computer and check their email every day to see if they received important class information

        The requirements for course completion include:

        • 5 hours mandatory orientation
        • 90 hours of lecture and written examinations
        • 76 lab and practical skills examination hours
        • 10 patient care contacts

        Upon successful completion of the above requirements, your student file will be reviewed by the program director and medical director for complete and accurate documentation. Upon completion of this, the student will be allowed to take the course final written examination. Upon successful completion of the course final written examination, the student will be able to progress towards the NYS practical examinations and the NYS and National Registry written examinations.

        The performance criteria for each of these components are outlined in this policy.  Failure to successfully complete any component of the program will result in course failure and dismissal from the program.

        Note: This course is an adult education course and does not provide a matriculation towards college credits.