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Saving lives is critical

The difference between life and death rests in your ability to assess and act under pressure during a crisis. EMTs and paramedics are often the first to respond to car accidents, heart attacks, multiple casualties, and many other types of medical calls. Every case is a new challenge, and every situation is a possible life-saving opportunity.

Program Details

In our EMS program, our goal is to prepare competent, entry-level paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. You can graduate from the program as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician (Basic), and/or First Responder. Our state-of-the-art simulation labs and ambulance trainers will take your training to the next level to help you get there.

Because this program may prepare you for an occupational license, read additional information about HB1508 Occupational License Eligibility.

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Our program has merit

TSTC EMSP Program Outcomes

The Paramedic programs in Abilene, Brownwood and Harlingen are nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445; Fax 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350; Fax 727-210-2354

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In TSTC's Emergency Medical Services program, you’ll learn from experienced, certified instructors in an environment that combines hands-on labs with online lectures. You'll gain skills in medical procedures required to assess and treat victims at the scene and en route to the hospital, and you'll get to put your abilities to the test in a clinical learning environment to gain extensive, on-the-job experience. As a program, our goal is to prepare competent entry-level EMT's and paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician (Basic), and/or First Responder levels.


Students scoring less than 70 percent as a final course average in EMS will not progress to the next section. EMT students who fail EMSP 1501 will also fail EMSP 2237 and EMSP 1261, and would be required to repeat those courses in FULL. Should a student fail an advanced level course, the student will be dismissed and may be given the opportunity to reapply and repeat the program in FULL. Paramedic students are required to pass A&P (BIOL 2404) or equivalent to obtain a course completion. The 70 percent passing rate in the TSTC EMS Program is based on the preparation of our students to pass the National Registry Exam. The National Registry Exam is required to certify as a Registered EMT or Paramedic.


Students participating in clinical and field internships are required to purchase accident, needlestick and malpractice insurance.

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EMS.AAS | Paramedic AAS

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Emergency Medical Services - EMT
OSA Occupational Skills Achievement Award
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Emergency Medical Services - EMT
OSA Occupational Skills Achievement Award
Hybrid
4
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Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
20
$10,656
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Emergency Medical Services - Advanced EMT AEMT
CER2 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
12
$8,658
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Emergency Medical Services - EMT
CER1 Certificate of Completion
Hybrid
8
$3,552
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Paramedic
AAS Associate of Applied Science
Hybrid
20
$13,320
$13,320
$3,552
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