EMS Training Academy - A non-profit helicopter emergency medical service for south Texas.

EMT Certification Course

HALO-Flight EMS Training Academy is excited to announce the date for the next Emergency Medical Technician course to begin on July 5, 2017. Instruction along with labs and hospital/EMS clinicals will run through December. The classes will be conducted in partnership with Coastal Bend College at their Alice Campus in Alice, Texas. Class is held three nights a week: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. There will be some Saturday labs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the course.

The course consists of 210 classroom hours, plus 24 hours of hospital clinical internship and at least 48 hours of precepted ambulance rotation. Prerequisite for entry is a high school diploma or GED and a minimum age of 18 by the end of the course. A criminal background check will be required of all students. A current American Heart Association BLS (CPR/AED) Provider is required prior to clinical internship. (An AHA class will be conducted July 6-7). For students without a current CPR certificate, a course will be provided, at a cost of $45, at the beginning of the EMT course. Required documents to bring on the first class night include High School diploma or GED and current immunization records (including Hepatitis B series, MMR, Tdap and PPD test are required prior to clinical internship).

The cost for the course will cover tuition, student insurance, textbook, supplemental materials and an Academy uniform shirt. It does not cover the criminal background check, CPR certification or personal items such as the black trousers, black leather footwear, stethoscope, scissors, penlight, or immunizations required for clinical and ambulance internship.

EMT course announcements will be posted on our webpage approximately 45-60 days prior to the start of class. If you have any questions, please call Wendy Greer at wendyg@haloflight.org .

Advanced EMT Certification Course

HALO-Flight EMS Training Academy also offers Advanced EMT courses. For more information contact Wendy Greer at wendyg@haloflight.org.

Outreach Education

If you have questions, please contact our Academy Coordinator,
Wendy Greer, LP