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Emergency medical personnel are on the front lines of medicine, providing patients in need with life-saving care. Be a part of that mission with a degree, certificate or award in Emergency Medical Services Professions. Collin’s Emergency Medical Services Professions program will provide you with a foundation for careers in emergency medicine and other related health care fields.

This program has three options: The OSA – Emergency Medical Services Professions prepares students for entry-level positions. Students completing the Certificate – EMS Paramedic are well positioned for higher paying jobs. Completion of the AAS – Emergency Medical Services Professions degree will benefit students seeking promotion in the EMS field.

This program prepares students for skills proficiency verification by the training program medical director; and written and practical exam administered by National Registry. A licensed paramedic has an associate degree (or higher) and tests on the same skills for EMT-Paramedic.

Learn more at the webpage above or contact the EMS office at 972.548.6530.

Licensure Notice: Students who have been involved with the criminal system, please be advised that your background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Once a student successfully completes requirements for the National Registry, he or she may become certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services EMS Division. Both levels of certification require periodic and specific recertification hours and activities to continue to practice as an emergency medical technician. 

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with Collin academic advisors. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.

ACCREDITATION

The Collin College Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). They may be contacted at:

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727.210.2350

http://www.caahep.org

FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES/CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT

Regulations governing this program require all applicants to meet specific functional abilities – some are without accommodations – for admission and/or successful completion of the program. The specific functional requirements are found in Functional Abilities/Core Performance Standards documents provided in the program information and application packets. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodations are encouraged to contact the ACCESS department or Program Director as soon as this program is of interest.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to this program is selective. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Emergency Medical Services Program. Registration is by permission only. Information and applications may be obtained from the Program Director, the EMS Office, or the EMS website at http://www.collin.edu/EMS.

  • Provide proof of high school graduation or GED
  • 18 years of age
  • Complete program application
  • Complete ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension test (Minimum score 78); Complete ACCUPLACER Arithmetic test (Minimum score 78); Complete WritePlacer test (Minimum score 4)
  • Be certified as American Heart Association CPR Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Personal interview
  • Drug test
  • Criminal history check
  • Complete immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) *
  • Applicant must be in academic good standing with a 2.0 or higher GPA

* It is important to note that one of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete. Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the Program Director. In such cases, the applicant must sign a declination form. All immunizations must be complete before the first clinical visit.

Health InsuranceAll Emergency Medical Services students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester.

 AAS – Emergency Medical Services Professions or Certificate – EMS Paramedic (Paramedic Students) Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry EMT – Basic Certification
  • Take the PSB exam that includes academic aptitude, spelling, reading comprehension, natural science and vocational adjustment
  • Take the AccuPlacer Assessment Test, McKinney campus, for EMS writing, reading and arithmetic

Program Options

AAS – Emergency Medical Services Professions

OSA – Emergency Medical Services Professions

Certificate Level 1 – Advanced EMT

Certificate Level 1 – Paramedic

Department Website

http://www.collin.edu/department/ems

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