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 towards 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.
- Catalog Year
- Degree Type
- Available Online
- Available Hybrid
- Reading & Writing Complete
- Degree Plan
Major Courses 42 Credits EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management EMSP 1355 Trauma Management EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology EMSP 1260 Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) EMSP 2444 Cardiology EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies EMSP 2330 Special Populations EMSP 2260 Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) EMSP 2305 EMS Operations EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management EMSP 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I General Education Courses 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). Major Courses: 43
General Education Requirements: 17
Total Semester Hours: 60
Recommended Course Sequence:
Prerequisite Credit Hours EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5 EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) OR
Currently certified/registered as an Emergency Medical Technician
First Semester (#)
Credit Hours EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3 EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3 EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology 3 EMSP 1260 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 Second Semester Credit Hours EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4 EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4 EMSP 2330 Special Populations 3 EMSP 2260 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 Third Semester Credit Hours EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3 EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management 2 EMSP 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 EMSP 1355 Trauma Management Fourth Semester Credit Hours BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I** 4 HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3 PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development OR
3 ENGL 1301 Composition I 3 Fifth Semester Credit Hours BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 xxxx x3xx Lang., Philosophy and Culture Core OR
Creative Arts Core
3 Total Semester Hours 60
Courses titled in bold type represent general education core courses and may be taken prior to acceptance into EMSP program.
*EMS Certification as an EMT-Basic is required 30 days after the beginning of Semester I. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the program.
**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.
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, 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.
The Tyler Junior College 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 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 727-210-2350
To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, FAX 214- 703-8992, www.coaemsp.org
(#) - Indicates cohort groups begin in June and January