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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Program Information

EMSThe WCJC Emergency Medical Services program is  nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). The Emergency Medical Services Certificate of Paramedic program is a one year certificate course of study earning the student up to 45 college credit hours that can be matriculated into the EMS Associate in Applied Science degree.

Classes for EMT are offered at the Richmond campus and classes for Paramedic are offered at the Wharton campus.

Criminal Background Checks

Most clinical facilities require criminal background checks to be completed prior to allowing students participation in clinical training at their facilities. Applicants conditionally accepted into the EMS program will be required to complete a criminal background check. Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check, completed by a WCJC approved agency. The cost of the criminal background check is $48.50 and will be at the applicant’s expense. Information regarding this process should be obtained from the EMS Program Director.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians website:

Texas Department of State Health Services website:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
     1361 Park Street 
     Clearwater, FL 33756 

To contact CoAEMSP:
     8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
     Rowlett, TX 75088 
     (214) 703-8445
     FAX (214) 703-8992



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