Jun 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum 
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum

Emergency Medical Service Professions, AAS

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Our fast-paced Emergency Medical Services program will train you to provide lifesaving care to the sick and injured on the scene and during emergency transport.

The AAS in our EMSP program provides a close-knit community of hardworking healthcare professionals guiding you toward a fulfilling career in emergency medical care. You will be trained to respond to and assess, treat and transport victims of sudden illness or injury.

Upon successful completion of the EMSP program, you can apply for certification as an emergency medical technician.

Enrollment in this program is limited. See the Selective Admissions  requirements in the Admission section of this Catalog.

Marketable skills for this award include: critical thinking, flexibility/adaptability, multi-tasking, problem solving, team work and verbal communication skills.


Associate of Applied Science
TSI Reading & Writing Complete

Prerequisites: 9 Credits

General Education Requirements: 17 Credits

Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics).

Prerequisites: 9

Major Courses: 34

General Education Requirements: 17

Total Semester Hours: 60

The student will be eligible to apply for certification as an emergency medical technician. Rules governing levels of certifications are constantly being revised by the Texas State Department of Health Services and National Registry of EMTs; therefore, offerings are subject to change as required by law. Always consult an advisor or the director of the EMSP program prior to enrollment.

NOTE: Special admission and retention rules apply to all portions of the emergency medical service professions program. See department chair for details. Admission to the program is selective and prior acceptance to the program is required before enrollment.

The TJC EMS 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs:

1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org

CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088-

214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992, www.coaemsp.org

Course Sequence:


First Semester

Note: Cohort groups begin in June and January.

Second Semester

Fourth Semester

Fifth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 60


  1. EMS Certification as an EMT-Basic is required 30 days after the beginning of the first semester. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the program.
  2. All required major courses must be completed with a “C” or better.
  3. Courses with an asterisk (*) represent general education requirements.
  4. BIOL 2404  is recommended as preparation for BIOL 2401  for students who do not have a strong background in biology, but BIOL 2404  will not substitute for BIOL 2401 .

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