Our checklist is designed to keep you organized and on track to start on time. The following are steps and requirements for PimaFastTrack students for the EMS program.
Make sure you attend our info sessions and connect with a Navigator. Visit our PimaFastTrack Checklist to review your steps.
Students enrolled during the PimaFastTrack EMS are expected to
- attend 24 hours of class each week
- complete virtual vehiculars
- 10 simulated patient contacts
Study time: Expect to have 25 hours outside of class per week.
Both PimaFastTrack students must meet the following expectations:
Classes and Coursework
- Have no more than a total of 10 hours of absences and tardies
- Achieve an 80% or better on all graded material
- Receive a passing score on all EMT 100 practical skills tests.
- Complete 10 simulated patient contacts
- Complete virtual vehiculars
Complete Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)- and NREMT-required classroom hours for EMT 100
- Be able to perform the physical requirements related to the course, including lifting (125 pounds alone and 250 pounds with a partner), and bending and stooping
- Have vision and hearing capabilities sufficient to perform the required tasks of an EMT
- Be able to communicate in both verbal and written forms
- Not fail more than two (2) exams or three (3) skills tests two (2) times
Find examples below of what failing an exam may look like for a student.
Test 1 initial score: 74% | Outcome: 1st exam failure | Remedial score: 82%
Test 2 initial score: 70% | Outcome: 2nd exam failure | Remedial score: 80%
Test 3 initial score: 72% | Outcome: 3rd exam failure | Result: Student dismissed from program
Students must provide documentation for the following up-to-date immunization records:
- Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (VZV/Varivax)
- Tetanus/Diphtheria (Adult type, e.g. Td or Tdap) within the last ten years
- Hepatitis B series (HBV is not required but encouraged)
Flu vaccines are highly encouraged.
Other Medical Requirements
Tuberculosis (TB) Screening with negative activity no more than six months before course starts.
The following are necessary for students to complete to start class on time.
- Fingerprints: Clearance or the ability to be fingerprinted the first day of class.
- BLS Healthcare Provider level CPR certification: Held for six months or more. This certification must remain up to date through the EMT program and certification process. (CPR is included in the cost of the EMS program if students do not have this certification already.)
- College Reading Assessment test: A score of at least 84.
- Personal medical insurance: Provide proof of of current insurance. This must remain current throughout the program.
- Drug screening: Proof of a negative drug screening; obtain a drug screen form and instructions from the EMT Service Center at East Campus
EMT Service Center Contact Information (East Campus)
Location: 8181 E. Irvington Road | Tucson, AZ 85730
Students must be:
- At least 18 years old at the start of the course
- Able to lift 125 pounds independently and 250 with a partner
- Able to meet with EMT Service Center staff before enrolling in the class
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Students Are Responsible for:
Inoculation costs: It is estimated that immunizations without medical insurance may range from $250 to $500 out of pocket.
Medical Insurance: Is required prior to EMS/EMT program. This may be an out-of-pocket expense. Insurance must remain up to date throughout students enrollment.
Included in the Program Cost:
- National Exams
EMS learners will also receive a:
- Polo Shirt
- Blood Pressure Cuff
In order to maintain a professional learning and training atmosphere and have students prepared for any type of class activity at any given time, the College strictly enforces a dress code during EMS classroom hours.
The dress code requires: an official Pima Community College EMS student polo shirt, long pants in good condition (jeans are acceptable), and shoes with closed toes and closed heels. Hats may not be worn during class.
Note: Any student not following the dress code will be asked to leave class and will be docked five (5) classroom hours.