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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

WCJC EMS Program

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Level I Certificate:  22 semester credit hours (EMT and AEMT)

Level I Certificate:  42 semester credit hours (Paramedic)

AAS Degree: 60 semester credit hours

These courses prepare students as emergency medical care providers in a pre-hospital setting.  Persons certified as 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.   
  
The Wharton County Junior College EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs 
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL  33775
(727) 210-2350
           www.caahep.org
 
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX: (214) 703-8992
           www.coaemsp.org
 
The Paramedic program of Wharton County Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committe on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Prfessions (CoAEMSP).
 
Texas Department of State Health Services:  www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/default.shtm
  
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians:  www.nremt.org
 

EMT courses are offered at Richmond, Wharton and Bay City campuses, as well as off-site locations on occasion.  Advanced EMT (AEMT) courses are offered at the Richmond and Wharton campuses, as well as off-site locations on occasion.  Both courses are scheduled with a day or evening option.  The Paramedic courses are offered at the Wharton campus. 

The 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, 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)
2012 71% 50% 100% 100%
2013 44% 100% 100% 100%
2014 89% 100% 100% 100%
 2015 100% 82% 100% 100%
 2016 71% 81% 96% 100%
 2017 72% 93% 100% 89%
 2018 71% 67% 100% 100%
  2019* 83% 69% 98% 86%

*Results posted are as of May 12, 2021.  NOTE: Students are allowed up to 2.5 years (30 months) to complete National Registry requirements after course completion.  The results will be updated as students complete their requirements for the program and National Registry.  Results for the 2020 Paramedic Cohorts will be posted in 2022.

The outcome results listed above reflect only Paramedic level students, not ECA, EMT or AEMT students.

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