The two-year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is designed to prepare individuals as competent, entry-level pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services Practitioners. The program is fully accredited by
- Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP): Address: 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756-6039. Phone: 727.210.2350. Fax: 727.210.2354. www.caahep.org
- American Medical Association (AMA): 515 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60610. Phone: 312.464.4635.
Degrees and Certificates
Successful program graduates are awarded a certificate of completion in addition to the AAS in Emergency Medical Services which enables them to qualify for licensure as an EMT-Paramedic with the Texas Department of State Health Services. Students completing this course of study are eligible to take an examination for certification as an EMT-Paramedic with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
The program is designed to orient students to entry and advanced-level emergency care as it relates to assessment, treatment, management, and ongoing evaluation of the critically ill and injured patients in their care. Advanced standing credit may be awarded for relevant education and/or experience.
NOTE: Upon successful completion of EMSP 1501/1160, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT-Basic exam. Upon successful completion of EMSP 1338,2338,1356,1355 and 1263, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry AEMT Exam. Upon successful completion of EMSP 2348, 2444, 2260, 2434, 2430, 2261, 2262, and 2243, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry EMT-Paramedic exam.
Students accepted into the EMS program are required to pay a liability insurance fee which protects the students against losses resulting from malpractice claims. Clinical assignments are made in more than one hospital and field internship site, and all students are expected to rotate through each clinical affiliate. Transportation between locations is the responsibility of the student. Students must complete all hourly requirements as filed with the Texas Department of State Health Services and Committee on the Accreditation of the Emergency Medical Services Profession.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the Emergency Medical Services program: college level readiness in reading, or completion of required developmental courses and submission of required admission documents by the deadline. Applicants educated in non-English speaking countries must complete the TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 20 in each of the 4 required elements.
Students will be able to:
- Differentiate signs and symptoms to make patient care decisions.
- Prepare appropriate medication doses after assessment of the patient.
- Using equipment, technology, and assessment analyze the need for appropriate patient care.
- Evaluate the ability to make ethical and moral patient care decision.
- Perform automatically a complete assessment of trauma and medical patients.
There are 3,598 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics employed in the Greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 10.6% over the next four years.
- The estimated annual job openings is 221 jobs a year.
- Median Wages - $15.63 hourly, $33,000 annually
NREMT Recognition as Best Practices Training Program State of the Industry Training Facility
The program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Service Profession (CoAEMSP). Successful program graduates are awarded a certificate of completion in addition to the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Degree, which enables them to qualify for licensure as an EMT paramedic with the Texas Department of Health.
Clinical Training Sites
Acute Medical Services (AMS)
Austin County EMS
Best Care EMS
Bayou City EMS
Community Volunteer Fire/EMS Department
ETMC EMS (City of Pasadena)
Fort Bend County EMS
Harris County Emergency Corp - HCEC ESD 1
Harris County Hospital District
Houston Fire Department
City of Katy Fire Department
City of Laporte
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital
Memorial Hermann Katy Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
North Channel Emergency Medical Services
Spring Branch Medical Center St.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital
The Methodist Hospital
The University of Texas Health Science Center -Houston Medical School of Neurobiology and Anatomy
The Village Fire/EMS Department
West Houston Medical Center
Westlake Fire/EMS Department
City of Wharton EMS