2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Paramedic

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016.
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(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.08

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.

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 2544 Cardiology 5
EMSP 2160 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.

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