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Health Science and Emergency Services

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Program for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic at Collin College. Our Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) ( In addition, the Collin County Community College District EMT and Paramedic programs are in compliance with and approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (

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 EMT and Paramedic students will possess the skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a variety of emergency situations once their education is completed.

EMS training, especially 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.

 “Until further notice EMT Fall Courses have been cancelled."  


9 College Credit Hours

Requirements for All Students, no exceptions


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 About our Director, Chief Tim Mock

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      In 2001, Chief Mock began working for the Fire Academy as a part-time Skills Instructor and has many years of experience in a variety of subject areas within the fire service profession, including: EMS, Haz-Mat, Special Operations and Incident Management.
      Chief Mock was a member of the Richardson Fire Department for 26 years and during that time, he was the Battalion Chief of EMS. In addition, he served for two years as the Assistant Task Force Red Team Leader for Texas Task Force II Urban Search and Rescue -  an elite team of highly skilled professionals responding to a variety of disasters throughout Texas and the nation. His lifetime fire service experience includes: Flight-Medic, ER Medic, EMS Instructor, Driver/Engineer and Shift Battalion Chief.
     Chief Mock resigned from the Richardson Fire Department to accept the position of Assistant Fire Chief of Operations with the McKinney Fire Department where he had oversight of all aspects of the McKinney Fire Department operations.
    As of February 2019, we are very fortunate and appreciative to have someone with this depth of academic, professional and leadership experience leading our department and wish Chief Mock much continued success.
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 ==
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