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Emergency Medical Technology CERT


eMeRgency medical technology

emergency medical technology CERTIFICATE



Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s exam to become certified or licensed as a paramedic.  Students who complete the EMT Basic courses (EMSP 1501 & 1160) are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s exam to become certified as an EMT.

The EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of the Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158,
Clearwater, Fl. 33763



To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Fax 214-703-8992  




NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining EMS certifications.


The Texas Department of State Health Services (Department) reviews an applicant’s and/or certified/licensed EMS personnel criminal background to determine eligibility for EMS certification.  Certain offenses will prevent an individual from receiving an EMS certification in Texas or result in the revocation of an EMS certificate or license. 


Any person that has been convicted of, placed on deferred adjudication community supervision, or deferred disposition for any of the criminal offenses listed on the TDSHS website ( ) are NOT qualified to obtain or maintain an EMS certification.


To obtain a determination of certification eligibility based on a criminal background history a petitioner should submit a fully completed Department Petition for EMS Criminal History Pre-Screening form for EMS personnel along with the required fee and completion of a Texas Fingerprint Service Code based background check. The Petition for EMS Criminal History Pre-Screening form and the Texas Fingerprint Service Code form are available at Most evaluations are completed within three to six months.


Questions regarding the criminal history review process should be directed to TDSHS criminal background investigators at (512) 834-6700.  


This program is NOT designed to transfer.



First Semester



Learning Framework


EMSP 1501

Emergency Medical Technology


EMSP 1160

EMT – Basic Clinical



Total Semester Hours




 Second Semester (All Summer)

EMSP 1338

Intro to Advanced Practice


EMSP 1356

Patient Assessment & Airway Management


EMSP 1261

Paramedic Clinical I



Total Semester Hours




 Third Semester (Level III)

EMSP 1355

Trauma Management


EMSP 2444



EMSP 2461

Paramedic Clinical II



Total Semester Hours




Fourth Semester (Level IV)

EMSP 2434

Medical Emergencies


EMSP 2330

Special Populations


EMSP 2462

Paramedic Clinical III


EMSP 2143

Assessment Based Management



Total Semester Hours



Total Hours…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….40


A grade of C or better is required in all EMT courses.

Students must meet current hepatitis B and other vaccination requirements prior to starting EMT clinical courses. See brochure at for current requirements.


Posted Date:
2/11/2019 11:21:27 AM