The Emergency Medical Services system was developed to allow the emergency capabilities of the hospital to be used at the scene of the emergency to initiate care of patients. Students can begin their EMS career at the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Level and advance to the Intermediate and Paramedic levels.

The EMS Program complies with all Texas Department of State Health Services regulations. The Emergency Medical Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to College of the Mainland and complete the College requirements for admission.
  2. Be in good physical and mental health. The prospective student must have a physical examination by a physician and be negative for T.B. (skin test or chest x-ray). Proof of current immunizations and a Hepatitis B vaccination is required. Health forms are available in the EMS Department. Fees for the EMT-Basic Program cover a T.B. skin test and the first HEP B vaccine.
  3. Students must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card prior to attending clinicals. Classes are available through the Public Service Careers CE Department.
  4. Students must have an approved background check. If you have questions, please contact the instructor prior to registration.

Stackable Credentials

Full-Time Schedules

Certificate1 - Paramedic

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician 1
 Semester Credit Hours6
Semester #2
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2168 Practicum/Field Experience-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician I 1
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology 3
EMSP 2461 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Semester #4
EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment-Based Management 1
EMSP 2169 Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 2135 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours34
1

Denotes a certificate that is recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Level One Certificate.

Associate of Applied Science Degree - Emergency Medical Services

Recommended Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician 1
BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
or Interpersonal Communication
3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #2
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2168 Practicum/Field Experience-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician I 1
BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Semester #3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology 3
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2461 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 4
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Semester #4
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture/Creative Arts Select from Core Curriculum3
EMSP 2143 Assessment-Based Management 1
EMSP 2169 Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
EMSP 2135 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours60