Level-One Certificate Program (7101)

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students completing the second semester may apply for Advanced EMT (formerly Intermediate) certification.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL. 33763

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992


Program Outcomes

1.   Provide care for the emergency patient in the pre-hospital setting.
2.   Work as a team with other EMS care providers in the pre-hospital
3.   Use critical thinking and decision-making skills to determine the
      healthcare needs of the pre-hospital patient.
4.   Plan treatment to include prevention and initial care procedures to
      promote and maintain the healthcare needs in an emergency
5.   Place the patient’s welfare, comfort, and privacy first when planning
      and implementing initial care.

 Mission Statement

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.

 Admission Requirements

All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Emergency Medical
Services Certificate Program should contact  the Program Director at
(409) 944-1494 or email at rprue@gc.edu.                         

Applicants must: 

1.       Complete the requirements for admission to the College. Admission
          to the College does not guarantee admission to the Program.         

          Requirements for the College include:         

TSI scores for TSI-eligible students or placement scores for TSI-exempt students which permit  enrolment in college level courses. Official TSI scores must appear on a transcript to be sent directly to Galveston College from the test company on an official test score report form.

    a.       Achieve a grade of “C” or better in Math 0304 Basic Mathematics
              or passing placement test score within five years of acceptance
              into the program       

    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.

    c.        Successful completion of EMS Basic program.

    d.       File a copy of current EMT-B certification in EMS office.

2 .       Submit Program Application to the Program Director.           

Program Applications are accepted until the start of semester. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Selection Committee. Due to limited enrollment, we cannot accept every applicant. Applicants not admitted to the program must re-apply each year. Successful applicants will be notified by mail of acceptance to the program.

Complete the following prior to enrollment:

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 Health Care at
          program entry 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 the Program.

g.       Potential students may need to complete interview or meet with the
          Program Director upon request.

h.       Attend Mandatory Orientation.

Transfer Policy:

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:

1.   Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as well as the
      Program admission criteria.

2.   Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program

3.   Agree to a complete a disclosure of information form.


First Semester

EMSP 1501

Emergency Medical Technology (Basic)


EMSP 1260

Clinical (Basic)





Second Semester

EMSP 1338

Introduction to Advanced Practice


EMSP 1356

Patient Assessment and Airway Management


EMSP 1355

Trauma Management


EMSP 1362

Clinical (Advanced EMT)







 Upon completion of EMS Intermediate courses student is eligible to take the national registry EMT Intermediate certificate test.


Updated 4/1/2016 - Content Author eiles