Emergency Medical Services

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 progress to the Advanced 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. 
  3. Students must have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS 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

Certificate - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

Level One Certificate

Full-Time Student Schedule 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 5
EMSP 1260 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology 2
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2
EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2168 Practicum/Field Experience-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician I 1
 Semester Credit Hours8
 Total Semester Credit Hours15

Certificate - Paramedic

Level One Certificate

Full-Time Student Schedule

Plan of Study Grid
Semester #1Semester Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 5
EMSP 1260 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology 2
 Semester Credit Hours7
Semester #2
EMSP 1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2168 Practicum/Field Experience-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician I 1
 Semester Credit Hours8
Semester #3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology 3
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2561 Clinical - EMT Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician 5
 Semester Credit Hours16
Semester #4
EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management 2
EMSP 2169 Practicum - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours37
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