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

Emergency Medical Service Professions (Paramedic Option), CERT

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Join our 18-month paramedic option certificate and further your skills in the Emergency Management Profession.

Building on your current skills to provide lifesaving care to the sick and injured on the scene and during emergency transport, you will also learn how to recognize and provide more advanced treatments for cardiac and respiratory distress, altered mental status and allergic reactions as well as various types of traumatic injuries.

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, problem solving and team work.


Certificate of Proficiency
TSI Reading & Writing Complete


First Semester

Note: Cohort groups begin in June and January.

Second Semester

Total Semester Hours: 43


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Students will have until the end of their Prerequisites Semester to become TSI Reading and Writing complete.
  4. This certificate of proficiency will only be awarded provided each required course is completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
  5. After successfully completing these courses, students are eligible to apply to take the National Registry of EMTs examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic.
  6. 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).
    1. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs: 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org
    2. CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, Fax: 214-703-8992, www.coaemsp.org

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