EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES BASIC

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).

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 setting.
  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 situation.
  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 enrollment 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.

2.       Initiate the Program Checklist in the Admissions Office.

3.       Continue the Program Checklist Process and Complete Program Degree Plan
          in the Counseling Office.

  • Degree Plan must show evidence of:

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
          the Program. 

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.

4.       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 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 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.

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

 Curriculum

First Semester
Course
Description
Credit
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 5
EMSP 1260 Clinical (Basic) 2
EMSP 1291 Special Topics (Emergency Medical Technology) 2

 9

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM


9

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

Updated 1/23/2013 - Content Author eiles