Level I Certificate: 22 semester credit hours (EMT and AEMT)
Level I Certificate: 42 semester credit hours (Paramedic)
AAS Degree: 60 semester credit hoursThese courses prepare students as emergency medical care providers in a pre-hospital setting. Persons certified as EMT-Paramedics provide a higher level of care than Emergency Medical Technicians or Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, as specified by the Texas Department of State Health and the National Registry of EMTs.
EMT and Advanced EMT (AEMT) courses are offered at the Richmond and Wharton campuses, as well as off-site locations on occasion. The EMT-Paramedic courses are offered at the Wharton campus.
The Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate program is a course of study that earns the student college semester credit hours that may be matriculated into the Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science degree.
Upon successful completion at the various levels (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam.
Upon successful completion at the various levels of the program and successfully completing the National Registry exam, the student may be eligible to apply for state certification/licensure through the Texas Department of State Health Services at the levels of EMT, AEMT (EMT-I), Paramedic and Licensed Paramedic.
STUDENT OUTCOME RESULTS - Paramedic Program
|Year of Enrollment||Program Student Retention||National Registry Written Exam||National Registry Practical Exam||Positive Placement (Employment)|
|2016*||95%||60% In Progress||96%||100%|
|2017*||96%||76.5% In Progress||96%||100%|
*Results posted are as of February 26, 2018. NOTE: Students are allowed up to two years to complete National Registry requirements after course completion. The results will be updated as students complete their requirements for the program and National Registry.
The outcome results listed above reflect only Paramedic level students, not EMT or AEMT students.