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Emergency Medical Services

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 5-semester program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Certificates: Level 1 (18–33 semester credit hours)
  • Full program is offered at: Northeast Campus

Program Options

Degree

Selective Admission

Certificates

Open Enrollment

Selective Admission

Level 1

Role of the Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics provide fast and efficient emergency medical care to the sick and injured both at the scene and during their subsequent transport to the hospital.

To be successful, emergency medical professionals must demonstrate:

  • High level of ethics and morals
  • Desire to provide the best possible medical care
  • Ability to work well on a team and under pressure
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent physical conditioning
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Strong math and science background

Accreditation

Our Paramedic 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 Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350

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

 

Contact

Jeff McDonald, Coordinator EMS Program
817-515-6448
jeff.mcdonald@tccd.edu

Northeast Campus

Health Sciences Department
Building NHSC, Room 1131
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054
817-515-6435
817-515-6054
health.sciences@tccd.edu

Updated November 28, 2017