Academic Programs Emergency Medical Services
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 qualifies 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.
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 course work.