Department of Emergency Health Sciences

The EHS Department offers a variety of courses and programs in EMS education.  We are dedicated to advancing the EMS profession by preparing our graduates to be competent and compassionate caregivers.  We offer numerous college credit and continuing education courses for emergency health care providers, EMT and Paramedic certification, and an online Bachelor of Science in Emergency Health Sciences.

 

Applicants must achieve minimum assessment scores in reading comprehension and math skills. Any combination of scores from the reading and math test columns below can be used to fulfill the assessment testing requirement as long as the scores are at or above the minimum score listed. TASP, THEA, SAT, and ACT scores have no expiration date. All other test scores are valid for two years from time of testing to date of application.

 

Reading Comprehension Tests
Minimum Score
Math Skills Tests
Minimum Score
ACCUPLACER Reading
78
ACCUPLACER Math 1
66
TASP Reading
230

ACCUPLACER Math 2

63

THEA Reading
230
TASP Math
230
COMPASS Reading
81
THEA Math
200
ASSET Reading
41
COMPASS Math
59
SAT Verbal (Critical Reading)

500

SAT Math

500

ACT English (Reading)
19
ACT Math
19
MAPS Reading

29

MAPS Math 1

30

Michigan Test (for non-native English speakers)
80

Other assessment examinations may be accepted with departmental review and approval

 

EMT-BASIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years of age or older by the course completion date
  • First-time College Students: Submit documentation of high school diploma or GED.
  • Official transcripts from each college and university currently or previously attended.  

The EMT-Basic certificate program is offered during spring semesters. Classes meet for lectures and skills practice from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., 3 days per week. In addition, 45 hours of clinical rotations are required during the semester.

 

 

PARAMEDIC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Current Texas certificate as an EMT-Basic; applicants holding national certificates must apply to the Texas Dept. of State Health Services for an equivalency certificate
  • 18 years of age or older by the course completion date
  • First-time College Students: Submit documentation of high school diploma or GED.
  • Official transcripts from each college and university currently or previously attended.  

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EMERGENCY HEALTH SCIENCES REQUIREMENTS

  • 18 years of age by program completion/graduation date.
  • Current Texas or national certification as an EMT-Paramedic (minimum of 30 semester credit hours in EMT-Basic and EMT-Paramedic coursework).
  • Completion of the Texas Core Curriculum
  • Official transcripts from each college and university currently or previously attended.