Tyler Junior College

Emergency Medical Services Professions

Emergency Medical Service Professions (AAS)

All courses of the emergency medical service professions program curriculum must be completed with a "C" or better to be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examinations. A "C" average in the EMSP Basic certificate curriculum is required for acceptance into the AAS Paramedic curriculum program.

Credit by exam for EMSP students is determined on an individual basis and requires approval by the dean and the department chair. Interested students should contact the EMSP department chair for information on qualifying criteria.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMT-Basic curriculum - EMSP 1501, EMSP 1165

First Year - Semester I First Year - Semester II
EMSP 1167 - Paramedic Practicum I
EMSP 1355 - Trauma Management
EMSP 1338 - Introduction to Advanced Practice
EMSP 1356 - Patient Assessment & Airway Management
EMSP 2348 - Emergency Pharmacology
EMSP 1168 - Paramedic Practicum II
EMSP 1169 - Paramedic Practicum III
EMSP 2243 - Assessment Based Management
EMSP 2330 - Special Populations
EMSP 2338 - EMS Operations
EMSP 2434 - Medical Emergencies
EMSP 2444 - Cardiology
First Year - Summer I
EMSP 1149 - Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
EMSP 2135 - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
EMSP 2147 - Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Providers
EMSP 2166 - Paramedic Practicum IV
EMSP 2167 - Paramedic Practicum V (Capstone Course)
Second Year - Semester III Second Year - Semester IV
PSYC 2314 - Lifespan Growth & Development
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy & Physiology I*
HITT 1305 - Medical Terminology I
HITT 1303 - Medical Terminology II
____ - Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
BIOL 2402 - Anatomy & Physiology II
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
PSYC 2301 - General Psychology
Total Semester Hours: 68

Courses in bold type represent general education core courses or classes that may be taken prior to acceptance in the EMSP program.

* BIOL 2404 is recommended as a preparation for BIOL 2401 for students who do not have a strong background in biology, but will not substitute for BIOL 2401.

NOTE: Special admission and retention rules apply to all portions of the Emergency Medical Services Professions Program. See department chair for details. Admission to the Program is selective and prior acceptance to the Program is required before enrollment. Program requires criminal background and drug screen. Must pass EMS Certification as an EMT-Basic to continue to Semester II. Must take and pass HESI exam before setting for National Registry Paramedic Exam.

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.

EMS Contact Information

Edward Dushuanack
Temporary Program Director
Office: Pirtle T-255B

Email: edus@tjc.edu

Telephone: 903-510-3035

Advising contact: 903-510-2347