2010-2011 General Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
2010-2011 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services, AAS (Major Code 8020)

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Offered at the Levelland Campus and the SPC Reese Center

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. The multiple-entry/multiple-exit program prepares students for all levels of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Additionally, the program can assist students in preparation for an allied health baccalaureate degree or for career advancement and mobility in related health care occupations.

Students completing EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160 may apply for EMT-Basic certification. Students completing all certificate course requirements are eligible to apply for certification, by examination, from the Texas Department of State Health Services or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, prior to Texas Department of State Health Services certification to practice in the State of Texas.  Students completing the first certificate may apply for EMT-Intermediate certification. Students completing the second certificate may apply for EMT-Paramedic certification. Students completing additional technical and general education courses will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services which broadens their educational and career opportunities.

All courses are approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Course work leading to eligibility for EMTParamedic certification is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Program advisor is Jerry Findley, program director and instructor in emergency medical services.

Program Admission Requirements

Persons interested in the Emergency Medical Services program must complete the following entrance requirements:

  1. Complete the requirements for admission to SPC. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the EMS program.
  2. Be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate or hold a GED diploma.
  3. Complete an application form for admission to the program.
  4. Applicants must have completed an American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers Course during the previous two years, and maintain this credential throughout enrollment.
  5. Must provide evidence of immunizations prior to registration.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

This curriculum prepares students to be competent entrylevel EMT-Paramedics. Upon completion of this curriculum, students possess the knowledge, skills and personal attitudes and behaviors necessary for practice as an entry-level EMTParamedic. Students completing the prescribed curriculum will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program also awards a Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of additional technical courses.

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