Level I Certificate: 22 semester credit hours (EMT and AEMT)
Level I Certificate: 42 semester credit hours (Paramedic)
AAS Degree: 60 semester credit hours
These courses prepare students as emergency medical care providers in a pre-hospital setting. Persons certified as 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.
EMT courses are offered at Richmond, Wharton and Bay City campuses, as well as off-site locations on occasion. Advanced EMT (AEMT) courses are offered at the Richmond and Wharton campuses, as well as off-site locations on occasion. Both courses are scheduled with a day or evening option. The Paramedic courses are offered at the Wharton campus.
The Paramedic Certificate program is a course of study that earns the student college semester credit hours that may be matriculated into the Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science degree.
Upon successful completion at the various levels (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam.
Upon successful completion at the various levels of the program and successfully completing the National Registry exam, the student may be eligible to apply for state certification/licensure through the Texas Department of State Health Services at the levels of EMT, AEMT, Paramedic and Licensed Paramedic.
STUDENT OUTCOME RESULTS - Paramedic Program
|Year of Graduation||Program Student Retention||National Registry Written Exam||National Registry Practical Exam||Positive Placement (Employment)|
*Results posted are as of May 3, 2022. NOTE: Students are allowed up to 2.5 years (30 months) to complete National Registry requirements after course completion. The results will be updated as students complete their requirements for the program and National Registry. Results for the 2021 Paramedic Cohorts will be posted in 2023.
**The retention rate reflects several students unable to complete their clinical, field and capstone requirements due to delays of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). They remain enrolled in the program but because all requirements were not completed by December 31, 2020, many will be reflected as completers in the 2021 CAAHEP annual report. If the students were included in this current report, the program would have an 82.5% retention rate.
The outcome results listed above reflect only Paramedic level students, not ECA, EMT or AEMT students.