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Program Overview

**EMT Basic Class 04 is starting June 10, 2019. Open enrollment is complete; however, we still have a waiting list. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, email Eric.Steffel@NWCommunityHealth.org**

Northwest EMS (NWEMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing emergency and non-emergency mobile health services to the City of Tomball and surrounding areas of unincorporated Harris County, Texas. The organization was founded in 1980 by a core group of dedicated volunteers and has grown to be recognized as a leading EMS Provider in southeast Texas. Education is a core function of NWEMS, and the Northwest EMS Education Program supports the NWEMS mission of reducing the incidence and impact of injury, illness, and catastrophic events in its communities.

Program Goal

The goal of the Northwest EMS Education Program is to prepare competent entry-level emergency medical personnel in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains, with the ability to serve their community and pursue careers in healthcare fields.

Cognitive Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate a working knowledge of clinical information and related topics, relevant to the practice of pre-hospital emergency medical care.

Psychomotor Objective: Upon successful completion of the program, the student will demonstrate an ability to competently and proficiently perform all respective ECA/EMR and EMT level skills.

Affective Objective: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will demonstrate attitudes and behaviors consistent with the ethics and professionalism expected of emergency medical personnel.

The program goal and objectives were approved by the Advisory Committee on June 8, 2018.

Mission Statement

Northwest EMS envisions communities where quality of life is enhanced by integrated systems of healthcare and emergency response. Our mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of injury, illness, and catastrophic events in our communities through superior coordinated clinical care, prevention programs, and education.

Program Completion and Eligibility for Certification Testing

  • Successful completion of course with a final grade of 80% or higher.

  • Successful completion of final cognitive exam with a grade of 80% or higher

  • Successful completion of the final psychomotor exam

  • Demonstration of appropriate affective domain for an entry level provider

  • Approval of the Program Director, Texas DSHS Course Coordinator, Lead Instructor, & the Medical Director

More information about the National Registry Testing and Certification process can be found at NATIONAL REGISTRY of EMT's

EMT Course Admission Requirements

  • Completed Program Application

  • Completed Program Medical History Form

  • Physical Exam (within 1 year from the last day of class)

  • Course payment

  • Background check (Conducted by Northwest EMS Education)

  • Drug Test (Conducted by Northwest EMS Education)

admission / orientation

All persons interested in enrolling into the program will attend an Admissions/Orientation night. The program currently has a maximum enrollment of 14 students. In the event of more candidates than slots, candidates will be administered a basic comprehension exam. The exam is not pass/fail. Admission will be determined by highest scores until enrollment is filled. The exam is typically 30 questions in length including math, reading, and science. Candidates who are not enrolled after the exam will be placed on a waiting list. 

Once the exams are scored, the Candidates will be offered enrollment accordingly.  If the Candidate accepts the offer, he/she will stay for the admission and orientation process.  The following key points will be discussed and completed. 

  • Student Information Form

  • Issue Medical/History forms

  • Review the Student Handbook

  • Review the Course Schedule

  • Receive Course Payment:

    • $1,000.00

      • Minimum of non-refundable $350.00 which includes:

        • Drug Test: $60 (non-refundable)

        • Criminal Background: $40 (non-refundable)

        • Text Book: $250 (non-refundable once book is issued)

      • The remaining must be paid on or before the first day of class. Extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

      • Course tuition also covers:

        • 1st attempt on National Registry Exam ($80)

        • 1 Uniform shirt ($30)

        • National Registry Psychomotor (Skills) Exam

Refund Policy

The following applies to any student who withdraws from the class for any reason. Refunds are calculated based on the student’s last date of attendance. Only payments received that are eligible for refund will be refunded.

  • Cancellations: The student may cancel their registration and will be refunded 100% of all tuition paid if cancellation occurs prior to the first day of class

  • First day of class through the first 15 calendar days: 50%

  • During the 16th through 20th calendar days: 25%

  • After the 20th calendar day: No Refund

  • If the student is dismissed or terminated from the course for failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards, or for gross misconduct: No refund

If course is paid in full, $650 is eligible to apply to refund policy, if applicable. If the text book has not been issued, $900 is eligible. Refund policy only applies to payments made above the non-refundable amount. 


Northwest EMS Education offers a 25% discount to our community service partners. These include Fire Department, Law Enforcement, and Military. Proof of good standing and affiliation with the a department is required. Prior Military will require DD214 with Honorable Discharge to be eligible for discount. The 25% discount is only discounted from the refundable amount and does not include the non-refundable portion of tuition.


Open Enrollment is held in the classroom at Northwest EMS Station 1, unless informed otherwise. 

29530 Quinn Rd

Tomball TX, 77375

EMT Basic 2019 Class 05

  • STEP 1: Click Here to get on EMT Class 5 Interest List

  • Open Enrollment: January 6, 2020 (RSVP Pending)

  • Class Start: January 27th, 2020

  • Class End: June 6th, 2020

  • Classes M/W (6 p - 10 p) & 6 Saturdays (8 a - 5 p)

  • RSVP for Class 05 will be posted in June or July

For more information regarding the program, you can find it in our STUDENT HANDBOOK

Any questions or further assistance, you can email Eric.Steffel@NWCommunityHealth.org 

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