Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician Syllabus for 2021-2022
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EMSP-1163-002 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician


Corequisite: EMSP 1501 of same course section

Course Description

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

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You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(1 sem hr; 3 clinic)

Class Type


Syllabus Information


Amarillo College.  Laboratory Manual and Clinical Packet for EMSP-1501, 1163, and 1001.  Available on Blackboard.



Each student is required to purchase and maintain a clinical uniform at his/her own expense.  The uniform will consist of:

  • Slacks - Black or dark navy blue
  • Shirt - White, long-sleeved, collared (oxford style)
  • T-Shirt - White (crew necked with sleeves)
  • Shoes - Black leather shoes or boots (no tennis shoes)
  • Socks - Black or dark blue
  • Belt - Black with a plain buckle


Each student is required to purchase/have and maintain the following equipment and supplies at his/her own expense:

  • Name badge (purchased at AC Student Services Center on West Campus)
  • Stethoscope
  • Trauma shears
  • Protective eyewear
  • Watch with a second hand

Student Performance

See EMT Handbook for more information.


In response to Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 157, Subchapter C, Rule §157.36, students MUST NEVER attempt to gain clinical experience outside an EMSP assigned clinical shift.  At no time, while gaining clinical experience, may a student be considered operational staff or crew, paid or otherwise.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior


All students will be required to adhere to the conduct and dress policies of reach institution where clincial skills are acquired.  Conduct and dress policy decisions will be addressed by clinical facility personnel and the Amarillo College EMSP Program Director and instructors.


The student is expected to present a professional image at all times.  To satisfactorily accomplish this, care must be given to personal hygiene.  In an effort to promote cleanliness and professionalism, all students will adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Body:  Students should bathe and use deodorant before clinicals.
  • Hair:  Neat, combed and clean.  Length and style of hair should conform to the hair code of the facility in which the student is conducting the clinical internship.  Conservative hairstyles are suggested and are considered the most professional.
  • Beards:  All students are to be clean-shaved at the beginning of their clinical shift with the following exceptions:
    • Students may wear a goatee and/or mustache in the clinical settings if they are well groomed and no longer than one (1) inch.  Furthermore, facial hair must be groomed in a manner allowing a tight seal with a HEPA respirator, or N-95 respirator.  No student will be allowed to start a beard or mustache during the semester.
  • Earrings:  For the safety of the students and their valuables, no earrings will be worn in the clinical settings.
  • Oral:  Teeth should be clean and breathe fresh.  No chewing, dipping, or smoking of tobacco will be allowed in any clinical setting.
  • Hands:  Hands are to be clean and washed often in the clinical setting.  Make certain fingernails are clean and well trimmed.
  • Fragrances:  Colognes/perfumes should be avoided.
  • Jewelry:  Students are not allowed to wear additional jewelry, piercings, or neck scarves.  Emblems, patches, pins, insignias on the uniform or jacket are not allowed while on clinical rotations.

Grading Criteria

The clinical (EMSP-1163) letter grade will be the same as the student's EMSP-1501/1001 classroom final average, provided all clinical rotations are successfully completed as evaluated by the EMSP program faculty and the clinicians assigned for each clinical shift.  Failure to successfully complete the clinical course also constitutes failure of the classroom (EMSP-1501) course.

Students who attend any clinical session without completing all preclinical requirements - immunizations, background checks, urine drug screen - will automatically be removed from the course and receive a grade of "F" for both courses.  There are no guarantees for a course extension due to failure to meet the clinical course requirements for any student who fails to meet clinical course deadlines.


A student is allowed one excused absence from clinicals during the course.  The absence will be made up prior to the conclusion of the course.  There is a zero tolerance for absences beyond one excused absence.  A grade reduction of 10% off the final grade will be taken for each absence over the one excused absence.  If a student has three absences beyond the one excused, the student will be advised to withdraw or receive a grade of "F" for the final course grade.  Exceptions to this policy will be at the discretion of the course instructor and the EMSP Program Director.


Clinical shifts are selected from a scheduling website owned and operated by Platinum EducationAfter a student is given access to the Platinum Education website, clinical shifts MUST be chosen and completed as quickly as possible.  Attempting to choose a schedule late in the semester will likely result in an inability to create an appropriate schedule.  Failure to successfully complete clinical rotations will result in a grade of "F" for both courses - EMSP-1501/1001 and EMSP-1163.

Clinicals cannot be performed at the same time class meets.  If a student schedules a clinical shift during class time, an absence or tardy will be awarded as stated in the EMSP-1501 syllabus.

Additional Information


Prior to attending any clinical rotation, each student must submit to a criminal background check and a urine drug test.  This is required by various clinical sites, not Amarillo College.  This is only done online using ComplioStudents must select the Background Check and Urine Drug Screening packages.  You cannot go to clinicals, and therefore cannot complete this course with a grade higher than "F" without approval through this process.  You must pay with a credit card.  The cost for these service may vary per student.  A criminal history does NOT preclude you from clinicals.  Honesty on the application is the best policy.

As of August 1, 2020, a urine drug screen is now required by the various clinical sites.  This will also be scheduled and completed using Complio.  You will be required to schedule an appointment through the Complio website to submit your specimen at LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics.  If you fail to arrive for your scheduled appointment, you may have to start the process over again, including repayment.

Students who fail to complete the criminal background check and/or drug testing requirements may be removed from the course.


48 Clock Hours


General College Admission Requirements


The EMT-B clinical course is a course designed to prepare the student for the skill examination processes that lead to certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services as an EMT-Basic and with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B).  Either or both of the certifications are the minimum requirements for entry into the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).  Certified or licensed EMS providers are gainfully employed by ambulance services, hospitals and various primary and tertiary healthcare facilities.  Many EMS providers serves as volunteers to provide EMS care in their local communities.


Perform and document pertinent procedures in the clinical setting to gain knowledge and confidence through clinical experiences in actual patient contact areas.

Document, by completion of the EMSP-1501/1163/1001 Clinical Packet forms, attainment of required hours in each of the following clinical areas:

  • Emergency Department:  24 minimum hours
  • Ambulance:  24 minimum hours
  • Total:  48 minimum hours

Document, by completion of the EMSP-1501/1163/1001 Clinical Packet forms, attainment of required hours in each of the following skills:

  • Patient Assessment:  minimum of 3
  • Ambulance:  minimum of 3


Students may be held personally responsible for acts of negligence while in the clinical setting and judgments may be made against them in a court of law.  It is a requriement of this program that each student purchase malpractice insurance before reporting to the clinical setting.  The cost of blanket coverage for all students is included in the enrollment fees.

Syllabus Created on:

08/11/21 12:28 AM

Last Edited on:

08/11/21 1:18 AM