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. The program is accredited/approved through the Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (COAEMSP).
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 Certificate Program should 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 0303 Introductory Algebra or
a passing placement test score within five years of acceptance into
b. Achieve a grade of “C” or better in BIOL 2401 Anatomy and
Physiology I, within five years of acceptance into the Program.
Students are highly recommended to complete HPRS 1206
Essentials of Medical Terminology prior to starting the program.
c. 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 Health Care 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.
Course work from another program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Director. 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.
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||5|
|EMSP 1260||Clinical (Basic)||2|
|EMSP 1291||Special Topics (Emergency Medical Technology)||2|
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM
Upon completion of EMS Basic courses student is eligible to take the national registry EMT Basic certificate test.