Scheduled Internet Outage

Suddenlink Communications will be performing systems maintenance on our campus internet from midnight tonight to 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. During this time on-campus internet will be unavailable.

Degree Plans - Paramedic (Certificate)

Record details

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

See the Selective Admissions requirements in the Admission section of this Catalog.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan

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 3
Total Semester Hours 40

In this program, Certificates of Proficiency will only be awarded provided each required course is completed with a minimum grade of “C.”
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.
*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.
NOTE: Special admission and retention rules apply to all portions of the emergency medical service professions program. See department chair or department coordinator 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 ( 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,
CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088-
214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992,

Gainful Employment Report