Level I Certificate: 23 semester credit hours (EMT and AEMT)
Level II Certificate: 45 semester credit hours (Paramedic)
AAS Degree: 60 semester credit hoursThe courses prepare students as emergency medical care providers in a pre-hospital setting. Persons certified as EMT-Paramedics provide a higher level of care than Emergency Medical Technicians or Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, as specified by the Texas Department of State Health and the National Registry of EMTs. The course of study earns the student up to 45 semester credit hours that may be matriculated into the EMS Associate of Applied Science degree.
Criminal Background Checks
Most clinical facilities require criminal background checks to be completed prior
to allowing student participation in clinical training. Applicants conditionally
accepted into the EMS program will be required to complete a criminal background check.
Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check,
completed by a WCJC approved agency. The cost of the criminal background will be at
the applicant’s expense. Information regarding the process should be obtained from
the EMS Program Director.
STUDENT OUTCOME RESULTS - Paramedic Program
|Year of Enrollment||Program Student Retention||National Registry Written Exam||National Registry Practical Exam||Positive Placement (Employment)|
|2015*||100%||In Progress||In Progress||In Progress|
*Results posted are as of December 31, 2015. NOTE: Students are allowed up to two years to complete National Registry requirements after course completion. The results will be updated as students complete their requirements for the program and National Registry.
The outcome results listed above reflect only Paramedic level students, not EMT or AEMT students.