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, 20 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

 

    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.

      Effective January 01, 2022 the tuition for the EMT basic class will increase to $1250.00. 

      TUITION

      The total cost of tuition for the course is $1150.00.  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 ($1000.00) 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 $225.00 for textbooks and medical supplies is due by the close of online registration. 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 (718) 990-8436 to make notification a minimum of two (2) 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.  Students who fail with a grade below 75 will be remediated by the course CIC. The initial grades will be calculated into the student’s final average. There will be no remediation for incomplete or not submit exams. The CIC and the student/s will find a common date and time to do the remediation. 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 four (4) take-home exams grades.  The average of these four (4) 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%.  Make sure you (study your take home quizzes) you have completed, (Prep Kit), and (Assessment inaction) in the back of each chapter. 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

      Effective January 01, 2022 the tuition for the EMT basic class will increase to $1250.00.

      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 vaccine prior to starting class and be able to show proof.


      • EMT Basic Course Spring 2022-1
      • NYS Course # Pending
      • Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 05, 2022
      • Mandatory Orientation:Wednesday, January 26, 2022
      • Start Date:  Wednesday, February 02, 2022
      • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
      • Course End Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
      • Course Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
      • Times: 6pm to 10pm

      There is no payment plan for the EMT class the tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1250.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $150.00 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.

      For Course registration please click→ How to Register


      • EMT Basic Course Summer 2022-2
      • NYS Course # Pending
      • Application Deadline: Thursday, May 05, 2022
      • Mandatory Orientation:Thursday, May 26, 2022
      • Start Date:  Tuesday, May 31, 2022
      • NYS Skills Testing: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
      • Course End Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
      • Course Day: Monday thru Thursday
      • Times: 6pm to 10pm

      There is no payment plan for the EMT class the tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1250.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $150.00 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.

      For Course registration please click → How to Register


      • EMT Basic Course Fall 2022-3
      • NYS Course # Pending
      • Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 03, 2022
      • Mandatory Orientation:Wednesday, August 24, 2022
      • Start Date:  Tuesday, August 30, 2022
      • NYS Skills Testing: Tuesday, December 06, 2022
      • Course End Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
      • Course Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
      • Times: 6pm to 10pm

      There is no payment plan for the EMT class the tuition for Emergency Medical Technician Program is $1250.00. Because of the overwhelming interest of students wanting to join our program, a deposit of $150.00 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.

      For Course registration please click →  How to Register

      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