Emergency Medical Services, Associate of Applied Science

Information

The goal of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program at San Jacinto College is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic and Paramedic levels. The EMS curriculum includes a combination of class lectures, skills training, and clinical training in hospital and ambulance settings. The EMS program at San Jacinto College meets Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the National Registry of EMT requirements for certification eligibility. Upon successful completion of the program, students registering for the EMS program must meet TDSHS requirements and be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT certification examination. Any applicant convicted of a felony and/or misdemeanor offense may be ineligible for clinical participation and/or state certification.

North Campus is accredited by:

Texas Department of State Health Services EMS and Trauma Systems
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78765-3199

Office: 512-458-7111; and the

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088

Office: 214-703-8445; Fax: 214-703-8992

The Central campus program is accredited by:

Texas Department of State Health Services EMS and Trauma Systems
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78765-3199

Office: 512-458-7111

Program Enrollment

A criminal background check and/or drug screening is required of all health science students attending clinical courses or practicums and may be required prior to admission to the program.

Students must meet all program requirements for eligibility to take the National Registry certification examination. A fee is charged by the TDSHS and the National Registry of EMT for certification and/or examinations. There may also be additional charges for field experiences.

For information on course offerings and enrollment requirements please visit the San Jacinto College Emergency Medical Services program web page.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Requirements

EMS practitioners are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. This expectation extends to education programs, their faculty, students, clinical affiliates, and EMS services. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate good professional characteristics to be eligible for entry and licensure with the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).

Texas Administration Code Background Statement

**Note: Pursuant to Rule 157.12 for the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), a person who has any arrests, criminal charges or indictments, criminal investigations, motions to revoke probation, etc. of any crime may be disqualified from obtaining licensure as an EMS Professional. 

If you have any questions regarding past incidents, contact TDSHS at their website https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/default.shtm or you can call them at (512) 834-6700. A criminal background check and/or drug screen must been conducted by a designated investigative agency at the expense of the student. This background check must be completed before registering for classes and only those applicants with a clear background will be eligible to register unless a qualified exception is made by the Program Director.

EMS Program Information Sessions and Mandatory Semester Orientation

All EMS students (new and returning) MUST attend one program information session AND the mandatory semester orientation prior to course start date (Session dates and times located on EMS Program Web Page).

Order Background Check and Drug Screen

The State of Texas and the San Jacinto College EMS program require you provide a current (within 1 year) criminal background check and drug screen. The program utilizes a third-party vendor to obtain these records. You can order your background and drug screen at www.castlebranch.com.** 

**All EMS program students must purchase and complete CastleBranch requirements before the start of class.

Updated Immunizations and Completed Physical

All immunizations must be current and must not expire during the program. Current immunization records must be uploaded to your CastleBranch account.

Applicants must pass a program-approved physical. The physical form is available on the San Jacinto College EMS Program Web Page

**All EMS program students must purchase and complete CastleBranch requirements before the start of class.

For more information, students may contact 281-998-6150, x7301.

Plan of Study

Central and North Campuses
3EMS

Plan of Study Grid
First TermCredits
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technician 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
BIOL 2301
BIOL 2101
Anatomy and Physiology I (Lecture)
and Anatomy and Physiology I (Lab)
4
 Credits13
Second Term
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 1260 Clinical - Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 2
BIOL 2302
BIOL 2102
Anatomy and Physiology II (Lecture)
and Anatomy and Physiology II (Lab)
4
 Credits15
Third Term
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 2206 Emergency Pharmacology 2
EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures 2
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
MATH 1332
Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (or higher)
or College Algebra
3
 Credits14
Fourth Term
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3
EMSP 2262 Clinical - EMT Paramedic II 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
 Credits12
Summer Year Two Term
EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management 2
EMSP 2205 EMS Operations 2
EMSP 2268 Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Practicum 2
 Credits6
 Total Credits60

Capstone Experience: EMSP 2268 Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Practicum

Note: Students must pass each course listed in the degree or certificate for Emergency Medical Services with a grade of C or higher to be eligible to receive a degree or certificate.