Health Science and Emergency Services

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education program at Collin College. The Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) (www.coaemsp.org). In addition, the Collin County Community College District EMT and Paramedic programs are in compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Services (www.dshs.texas.gov).

Our EMS education program combines state-of-the-art equipment with academic and field experienced instructors to provide a broad knowledge base for effective Emergency Medical Services. This ensures that the students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a variety of emergency situations once their education is completed.

EMS training at the Paramedic level is only for the distinct and exceptional student. It requires dedication, discipline, physical and mental fitness. Potential EMS workers should be aware that they will be charged with the responsibility of saving the lives of critically ill or injured patients. Therefore, students in the program are held to the highest of standards.

The following information is being provided to you to assist you in your education decision. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions.

 

McKinney Fire Department (MFD) Earns a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Title!
Congratulations to all our EMS Faculty, Instructors, Staff and Students who participated in this life-saving event!
 
"McKinney, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018)
     The McKinney Fire Department and McKinney Independent School District (MISD) teamed up to save lives and set a Guinness World Record title. During tonight's McKinney H.S. versus McKinney Boyd game, MFD provided 'Hands-Only CPR' training. McKinney ISD's new stadium that can hold up to 12,000 people was the perfect spot for the challenge.
     Special thanks to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - McKinney and Medical City McKinney for providing help and support during this process.
     The official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title is: Most pledges to learn CPR. Before the end of the game, MFD and volunteers gathered 12,128 signatures.
     'Every year, approximately half a million Americans die of cardiac arrest,' said McKinney Fire EMS Chief Charlie Skaggs. 'The World Record is fun, but the fact is that the people who learned Hands-only CPR tonight could very well end up saving a life.'"
--North Texas e-News, LLC == ntxe-news.com
 
GETAC Appointment
"Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Sharon Malone, M.D., to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services. The council recommends changes to the EMS/trauma system to ensure that the community receives comprehensive and efficient emergency care. Dr. Malone is the EMS Education Medical Director for the Collin College and Paris Junior College EMS Education Programs and the Medical Director for EMS services in Grayson, Lamar, Dallas, and Tarrant counties. Dr. Malone's term extends through Jan. 1, 2024."
-- H. Neil Matkin, Ed.D., Collin College District President, October 2018
 
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