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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Emergency Medical Services
Degree Plan: Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certificate

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:

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven campus only

(Block Scheduling available on Brookhaven Campus)

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.EMS.EMTBASIC.20

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.

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

A minimum grade of "C" or better for ALL EMSP courses is required.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
EMSP 1164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 1391 Special Topics in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician OR 3
*EMSP 1305 Emergency Care Attendant (3)
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) (3)
Semester Total 18
Minimum Hours Required 18

*High School Dual Credit Option

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.