Emergency Medical Services Professions | TJC

Emergency Medical Services Professions

The EMS program at TJC is a close-knit community of hardworking healthcare professionals who will guide you toward a fulfilling career in emergency medical care. 

We have state-of-the-art facilities including a built-in ambulance simulator, decked out with the latest emergency healthcare equipment. Our faculty brings their experience to the classroom every day to provide hands-on, real-world training. 

Upon completion of the EMT program, you can apply as an emergency medical technician in the state of Texas. If you complete the paramedic A.A.S., you are qualified to apply as a licensed paramedic.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Mission Statement

Tyler Junior College Emergency Medical Services Program is committed to providing and promoting a student-centered learning environment founded on the principles of exceptional patient care, patient advocacy, professionalism, ethics and morals, who demonstrate empathy and compassion for their patients, and graduates who are committed to life-long learning.

Program Goal

To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the EMT and Advanced EMT levels.

To be successful, emergency medical professionals must demonstrate:

  • High level of ethics and morals
  • Desire to provide the best possible medical care
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent physical conditioning
  • Ability to work well on a team and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Strong math and science background

Application

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024 EMT Classes

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2024 EMT classes. Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday. There is a morning option that meets 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an evening option that meets 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Applicants may email or deliver completed applications to the EMSP Program Coordinator in the Pirtle Technology Building, Room T-261, or email the application to Rory Prue, EMSP Department Chair at rory.prue@tjc.edu. The deadline for application is August 2, 2024.

Applications for the Summer EMT Program are now closed.

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2024 Paramedic Program

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2024 start Paramedic Program. This program starts in June. This is a hybrid program that meets one day a week on Tuesday or Thursday each week from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Applicants may email or deliver completed applications to the EMSP Program Coordinator in the Pirtle Technology Building, Room T-261, or email the application to Rory Prue, EMSP Department Chair at rory.prue@tjc.edu. The deadline for application is May 17, 2024.

For any questions please contact the EMSP Department Chair, Rory Prue at 903-510-2695 or by email at rory.prue@tjc.edu

Tuition Exemption for Firefighters

This program may provide an exemption from some tuition and laboratory fees to eligible persons employed as firefighters by a political subdivision of this state or who are active members of an eligible organized volunteer fire department in this state.

Click the link for more information. 
http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=506

Degree Plans

How to Apply

The EMSP program falls under the selective admissions application. Please use the links below to apply. 

EMSP Steps to Apply for EMT
EMSP Admissions Application
Essential Function Requirements for EMS Students
EMS

Our Program Outcomes

  National Registry Written Pass Rate Retention Graduate job placement
2019 100% 85% 100%
2020 82% 82% 100%
2021 79% 80% 100%
2022 87% 74% 100%

Accreditation Statement

The Tyler Junior College Emergency of Medical Services 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
www.caahep.org
 
To contact CoAEMSP:
 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.