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Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.
(Level I Certificate)
El Centro 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.EMT.PARAMEDIC.19
The Paramedic Certificate option is for students already certified as Emergency Medical Technicians. Potential students will be considered on an individual basis to determine if they have an adequate background in anatomy and physiology, math and reading.
This certificate is in compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Services as mandated to include a minimum of 1000 clock hours of classroom, laboratory, clinical and field instruction which shall include supervised experiences in the emergency department and with a licensed EMS provider and in other settings as needed to develop the competencies defined in the minimum curriculum.
NOTE: Semesters I, II, and III of the certificate will be completed in 6.5 months for the Academy Class and 11.5 months for the Shift Based Class.
|SCIT 1307||Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|EMSP 1501||Emergency Medical Technician||5|
|EMSP 1338||Introduction to Advanced Practice||3|
|EMSP 1355||Trauma Management||3|
|EMSP 2160||Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) OR||1|
High School Dual Credit Option
|Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||(1)|
|EMSP 2534||Medical Emergencies||5|
|EMSP 2430||Special Populations||4|
|EMSP 2161||Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||1|
|EMSP 2305||EMS Operations||3|
|EMSP 2143||Assessment Based Management||1|
|EMSP 2362||Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||3|
|EMSP 2563||Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)||5|
|Minimum Hours Required||42|
*Prerequisite Requirement: Completion of EMT training and transcripted Anatomy/Physiology coursework or passing the Anatomy/Physiology competency exam. Students who have previous EMT, Anatomy and Physiology coursework/experience will receive 8 hours credit for these two courses: SCIT 1307 and EMSP 1501.