Total Certificate Hours: 18
* Creative Arts/Language, Philosophy, and Culture must be chosen from the corresponding section of the Core Curriculum .
The completion of EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 does not assure admission into the Emergency Medical Services AAS or Paramedic Program.
Selective Admission Criteria:
Students must be TSI compliant to register for core curriculum classes and EMSP classes.
Students must undergo screening for substance abuse and a criminal background check in order to remain enrolled in this program. Details are provided at an orientation meeting prior to the beginning of classes. Failure to attend published orientation meetings for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 negates eligibility for the Emergency Medical Technician program.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in both courses to receive an EMT certificate in this program. Satisfactory completion of EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 qualifies the student to take the examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician by the National Registry of EMTs and apply for certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508
This program prepares a student for an occupational license. However, the student may not be eligible for licensing if they have a prior criminal history. For more details, see House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements .