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Emergency Medical Services

This is a program for a person that would like to have a career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and work as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic.

Midland College offers courses that upon successful completion allows students to sit for the credentialing EMT or Paramedic exam.

After successfully passing the credentialing exam, the student will be registered with the National Registry of EMT’s and can apply for Texas credentials as an EMT or Paramedic. With this certification, you can work for a Fire Department, a Hospital or Medical Clinic, or as safety personnel for a plant, or in an industry career.

Paramedic Program Outcomes

  2015 2016 2017
National Registry Written - Pass Rate 50% 93% 100%
National Registry Practical - Pass Rate 100% 100% 100%
Retention 45% 82% 89%
Positive Placement 100% 100% 100%


EMS Students in Lab Practice with SimLifeCenter Manikin EMS Students in 'Rural Rescue' Field Exercise Learning to operate lifesaving equipment.



Program Details

Emergency medical technician (EMT) Requirements

  • Apply to Midland College
MC Application and Enrollment Information



Health Sciences Application (pdf)

And return to:

Karen Harris
Health Sciences Division
(432) 685-4600


Tuberculosis screening
Urine drug screening (as scheduled after classes begin)
Criminal background clearance
Health insurance coverage


Paramedic Requirements

  • EMT Requirements, plus:

  • Certified EMT and completed BIOL 2404 and HPRS 1106

  • TSI Complete

Final admittance decisions made approximately 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Required Vaccinations

Influenza vaccine, current season
Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR, 2 doses)
Hepatitis B (3 doses)
Varicella (Chicken Pox) - 2 doses or verification of disease
Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap) - 1 dose within the last 10 years

Paperwork should be submitted with the Health Sciences application.

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

  • Once accepted, students need to register for the classroom and clinical courses and purchase books, supplies, and required uniform.

  • A drug test is required. Procedure instructions will be in class.

  • There is an online component to the course work, but it is a face-to-face course.

  • EMT class meets on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6 - 10 pm.
    Paramedic class meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

  • Clinical scheduling will be announced and involves some nights and weekends.

  • Attendance requirements are strictly enforced. 

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Why EMS at MC?




PLEASE NOTE: Completion of Midland College degrees and/or certificates does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. The eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of the specific discipline. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospitalization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol or a previous denial of a licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. Some programs require a criminal background check and urine and drug screen.


Licensing body for this program

Texas Department of State Health Services

To request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Paramedic License prior to or during your quest for a degree, visit the department's website and request a Criminal History Evaluation.


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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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