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  Jul 25, 2017
2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate (Major Code 8023C)

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Offered at the SPC Reese Center

This 38-semester-hour curriculum prepares students as competent entry-level EMT-Paramedics. Students who complete this curriculum will possess the knowledge, skills, and personal attitudes and behaviors necessary for practice as entry-level EMT-Paramedics.  Upon successful completion of the following curriculum, which includes a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program, the student qualifies to receive a Certificate of Proficiency.

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

Certificate of Proficiency

Total Semester Hours: 5

Prior to enrollment in Advanced EMT, students must be nationally registered at the EMT-Basic level or EMT certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Total Semester Hours: 12

Prior to enrollment in Paramedic courses, SPC EMS students must successfully complete all Advanced EMT didactic courses and hospital clinical rotations.  Non-SPC EMS students must show proof of National Registry Advanced EMT certification or EMT-I certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Total Semester Hours: 9

Total Semester Hours: 6

Total Semester Hours: 6


*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.

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