This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students successfully completing the first semester may apply for EMT-Basic certification. Students completing the second semester may apply for Advanced EMT certification. Students completing the final semesters may apply for Paramedic Certification. Students who successfully complete the technical and general education courses will earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services, which broadens and heightens the student’s career opportunity and portability. The program is accredited/approved through the Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (COAEMSP).
Provide care for the emergency patient in the pre-hospital setting.
In keeping with the mission of Galveston College, it is the goal of the program faculty and staff to produce graduates who complete Paramedic certification, who pass NREMT certification exam on the first attempt, who are able to enter the job market as entry level paramedics, who demonstrate empathy and compassion for their patients, and graduates who are committed to life-long learning.
All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Emergency Medical Services Degree Program must contact the Program Director at (409) 944-1494 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Complete the requirements for admission to the College. Admission to the
College does not guarantee admission to the Program.
a. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in Math 0304 Introductory Algebra or
a passing placement test score within five years of acceptance into
b. An overall GPA of 2.0. A grade of “C” or better is required in the
general education courses. Math and Science courses must be
completed within five years of acceptance into the Program.
2. Submit Program Application to the Program Director.
a. A physical examination.
b. TB skin test within six months of starting the program.
c. Immunization series; including the Hepatitis B immunization series
including titer or show proof of illness. To be eligible to apply to the
Program, student must show proof that the immunization process has
been started. The process needs to be completed by the start of the
program. (This process takes seven months to complete).
d. Students must be certified in American Heart Healthcare Provider
CPR and maintain certification throughout their course of study.
e. Complete a background check through the College at students cost
upon acceptance to the Program.
f. Complete a clear drug screening test at students cost as directed by
g. Potential students must complete interview or meet with the
Program Director upon request.
h. Attend Mandatory Orientation.
Course work from another program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Coordinator. A grade of “C” or better is required on all transferred prerequisite, general education and program specific courses. Transfer students from another program will be admitted on a space-available basis.
Transfer students must:
|EMSP 1501||Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (TP)||5|
|EMSP 1260||Clinical (Basic) (TP)||2|
|EMSP 1291||Special Topics (Emergency Medical Technology) (TP)||2|
|HPRS 1206||Essentials of Medical Terminology||2|
|BIOL 2401||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|EMSP 1338||Introduction to Advanced Practice||3|
|EMSP 1355||Trauma Management||3|
|EMSP 1356||Patient Assessment and Airway Management||3|
|EMSP 1362||Clinical (Advanced EMT)||3|
|EMSP 2348||Emergency Pharmacology||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition I||3|
|EMSP 2338||EMS Operations||3|
|EMSP 2260||Clinical I (Paramedic)||2|
|EMSP 2434||Medical Emergencies||4|
|EMSP 2261||Clinical II (Paramedic)||2|
|PSYC 2301||General Psychology||3|
|EMSP 2143||Assessment Based Management*||1|
|EMSP 2430||Special Populations||4|
|EMSP 2262||Clinical III (Paramedic)||2|
|HUMA X3XX||Humanities Elective||3|
|SPCH 1318||Interpersonal Communications||3|
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM
+MATH 0304 Introductory Algebra is a requirement to be met for admission to the program by placement or course completion.