TEEX/ESTI is a training program for prospective EMS Students that is through the Texas A&M college system. The program takes place at Brayton Fire Training Field in building 101. This is located at 1595 Nuclear Science Road in the city of College Station, Texas. The Turbomachinery Laboratory is across the street and the location is near the Easterwood Airport Hangar.
TEEX/ESTI offers programs two different options for their paramedic program, fast track and slow track. The fast track option has a choice of a 10 week course that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 am to 5 pm. The other fast track option is a 15 week course that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 5 pm. The slower pace option meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10.
Each program consists of 624 hours, divided into 240 hours of lecture, 192 clinical hours/hospital, and 192 internship/ambulance. Both the hospital and ambulance clinicals are completed after all of the lecture courses are finished. Students have 6 months after their last day of lectures to complete their clinical and ambulance rotation requirements.
The cost for the course is $3000.
Students interested in the program must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. Copies of current driver’s license, CPR card (health care provider level), TB test, vaccination records, Hepatitis B shot series, current criminal history background check (must cover the past seven years), health insurance card, EMT basic certification, and will have to submit to a drug screening.
For more information about the programs offered through TEEX, call 979-845-7641 or toll free at 866-878-8900.