Tyler Junior College

Emergency Medical Services Professions

The emergency medical service professions program offers courses for state and/or national certification and for a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree.The student will be eligible to apply for certification as an emergency medical technician and as a licensed paramedic. Rules governing levels of certifications are constantly being revised by the Texas State Department of Health Services, National Registry of EMT's; therefore, offerings are subject to change as required by law. Always consult an advisor or the director of the EMSP program prior to enrollment.

All courses of the emergency medical service professions curriculum are approved by the certifying and licensing organization, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Bureau of Emergency Management.

All applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check that includes the provision of necessary documentation for the background check agency to make it reliable. Said documentation may include an authenticated social security card and positive identification such as a driver's license or identification card.


  • Paramedic Option (AAS)
  • EMSP Paramedic (Certificate) - Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student


  • Shay Steel, Program Coordinator

  • Edward Dushuanack, Professor

  • Chris Gray, Professor

  • Breanne Lane, Professor

  • Don Elbert, Professor


  • Dee Wilson
Short URL to this page: www.tjc.edu/EMS


EMS Contact Information

Shay Steel
Program Coordinator
Office: Pirtle T262

Email: sste4@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-2112