About Us


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 as an Emergency Medical Technician. 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.


About our Director, Chief Tim Mock
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.  


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