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Health Careers

EMT Paramedic

Degree Type: Certificate

Semester Credit Hours: 42

Prerequisites - 6 SCH

EMSP 1501 - Emergency Medical Technician
EMSP 1160 - Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)

First Semester - 14 SCH

EMSP 1161 - Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)
EMSP 1356 - Patient Assessment and Airway Management
EMSP 1438 - Introduction to Advanced Practice
EMSP 2306 - Emergency Pharmacology
MDCA 1309 - Anatomy & Physiology for Medical Assistants

Second Semester - 12 SCH

EMSP 1162 - Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)
EMSP 1355 - Trauma Management
EMSP 2434 - Medical Emergencies
EMSP 2444 - Cardiology

Third Semester - 10 SCH

EMSP 2160 - Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)
EMSP 2143 - Assessment Based Management
EMSP 2266 - Practicum - Emergency Medical Technician / Technician (EMT Paramedic)
EMSP 2305 - EMS Operations
EMSP 2330 - Special Populations

Program Affiliation and Consumer Information

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Marketable Skills

  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions/care
  • Treat medical emergencies
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs/treatment
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to provide treatment
  • Drive vehicles to transport individuals or equipment

Program Outcomes

  • Examine and assess the complexity and condition level of the patient as well as the extent of injuries to determine the need for, and level of, advanced emergency medical care, and perform complex medical care based on the findings.
  • Ability to conduct oneself in an ethical and professional manner demonstrating proficiency in interpersonal relations and communications.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all of the skills necessary to fulfill the role of an entry level Paramedic.

Expected Salary

Texas wage data: workers on average earn $35,940; 10% of workers earn $21,730 or less; 10% of workers earn $55,260 or more.

Career Opportunities

Fire Department; Private and Municipal EMS Services; Hospital Emergency Departments; Industrial Safety; and Flight Services.

High School Endorsements

Public Service

Additional Educational Opportunities

Students may pursue an Associate of Applied Science.