Emergency Medical Services

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Emergency Medical Services is a Health Science profession recognized by the American Medical Association. A competent member of this profession will recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies under the direction of a physician and primarily provide pre-hospital emergency care to acutely ill patients by ambulance service and secondarily in other appropriate settings (such as hospitals). Midland College offers an associate degree (2 years) or individualized courses preparing students to write the National Registry of EMTs for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) after the first eight (8) semester hours and the National Registry of EMTs exam for Paramedic after completion of EMT training and an additional 35 semester hours (12 months) of coursework.


The goal of our program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

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

Midland College Paramedic Program
3-Year Program Outcomes
(by graduation year)

OUTCOME 2014 2015 2016  
National Registry Written - Pass Rate 70% 70% 71%  
National Registry Practical - Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%  
Retention 90.90% 80.60% 100%  
Positive Placement 80% 83.30% 100%


NOTE: The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate is scheduled to close on 8/31/2017. Midland College will continue to offer two courses (EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1160) which qualify students to test for Texas Department of State Health Services certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. The paramedic certificate and the associate degree in Emergency Medical Services will remain active.

Paramedic Gainful Employment Disclosure