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

Emergency Medical Services - AAS

Emergency Medical Services Paramedic - Certificate Level II

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician - Certificate

Program Information

General Requirements

 
 
 
 

Successful program graduates are awarded certificates of completion to become certified as a Basic, Intermediate (Advanced EMT), or Paramedic practitioner. After paramedic coursework is completed an AAS in Emergency Medical Services can be obtained. Licensure to practice will be granted via the Texas Department of State Health Services once the National Registry Certification Test is passed.

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 1338,2205,1356,1355 and 1263, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry AEMT Exam. Upon successful completion of EMSP 2306, 2444, 2160, 2434, 2330, 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 clinical sites as assigned. 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 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Applicants must submit documents required by the Emergency Medical Services program, in person, for entrance into the program. 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Formulate a treatment plan after performing patient assessment
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver medications appropriately
  • Evaluate the ability to make ethical and moral patient care decisions
  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior while interacting with EMS
  • Preceptor and team members during EMS rotations.

Employment

Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Median Wages - $15.63 hourly, $33,000 annually - High wages $55,000 annually.

Accreditation

 
 
 
 

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NREMT Recognition as Best Practices Training Program State of the Industry Training Facility

The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and monitored by Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Successful program graduates are awarded certificates of completion for certification as a Basic, Intermediate (Advanced EMT), or Paramedic practitioner. After paramedic coursework is completed an AAS in Emergency Medical Services can be obtained. Licensure to practice will be granted via the Texas Department of State Health Services once the National Registry Certification Test is passed.

Clinical Training Sites

 
 
 
 

Acute Medical Services (AMS)

Austin County EMS

BayStar EMS

Bayou City EMS

Best Care EMS

City EMS

Community Volunteer Fire/EMS Department

ETMC EMS (City of Pasadena)

Fort Bend County EMS

Harris County Emergency Corp - HCEC ESD 1

Harris Health System

Houston Fire Department

Houston Recovery Center

City of Katy Fire Department

City of Laporte

Manvel EMS

Memorial Hermann TMC and Children's Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

North Channel Emergency Medical Services

Orion EMS

Texas Children’s Hospital - TMC

Texas Children's Hospital - West

The Methodist Hospital - Sugarland

The Methodist Hospital - West

UT Harris County Psychiatric Center

The Village Fire/EMS Department

Westlake Fire/EMS Department

 

 

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