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.

 

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.

 

Application and Admission Requirements

 

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.  

Application and Admission Requirements

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.

Application and Admission Requirements