Emergency Medical Services Professions

The 18-month 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 full ambulance, 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. If you complete the paramedic certificate, you're 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

Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2020 paramedic program. Applicants can deliver completed applications to the EMSP Program Coordinator in the Pirtle Technology Building, room T262 or email the application to Rory Prue, EMSP Department Chair 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. 

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
Ems faculty

Our Program Outcomes

  National Registry Written Pass Rate National Registry Practical Pass Rate Retention Graduate job placement






2018 100% 90% 79% 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
To contact CoAEMSP:
 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

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.