Akins High School is the only Austin ISD High School that has an EMT high school program. In spite of city and school district budget challenges, the school’s EMT program has been allowed to continue.
The EMT students learn all of the skills they will use as an EMT Basic in the field of Emergency Medicine. They have an opportunity to use these skills during their clinical rotations starting in January. The clinical rotations include ride-outs with Travis County EMS, Emergency Room shifts at St. David’s hospital, and a shift at the 911 call center. At the conclusion of the course, students are able to sit for the Nation Registry certification exam. Each year, there are about 12-16 students selected for this internship so it is highly competitive.
Students who wish to participate in the EMT program must be part of the Social Services Academy and take a series of Health Science coures as pre-requisites. After applying, students get selected for an interview with a panel of social services teachers or with a panel of the Austin Travis County Paramedics. Both of these panels have our administrator present. Contact Person: Ms. Saylor-Carroll at (512) 841-9807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.