2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Emergency Medical Services
Degree Plan: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.EMS.EMTBASIC.12

This Level 1 Certificate combines classroom teaching with supervised clinical and field experience for those seeking certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Upon successful completion of all course work for the certificate, the student is eligible to take the exam for registration as an Emergency Medical Technician - Basic through the National Registry of EMT. Upon successful completion of that examination, the student is eligible to apply for certification as an EMT-Basic in the State of Texas.

Prerequisite: (1) A current certificate of completion of an American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers (or equivalent) is required to enroll in any EMSP class and clinical/internships. (2) Demonstrated competency in DMAT 0090, DREA 0091, and DWRI 0091.

A language elective particularly Spanish and American Sign Language are recommended for the professional EMS provider.



EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 1391 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician OR 3
EMSP 2300 Methods of Teaching - Emergency Medical Service (3)
EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures OR 2
+Elective Language Elective (3)
++Elective Speech or English Elective 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I 3

Minimum Hours Required 17-18

COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENT NOTE: +Language Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPAN 1300 Beginning Spanish Conversation I 3
SGNL 1301 Beginning American Sign Language I 3


++Speech OR English Elective - must be selected from the following:

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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