2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Emergency Medical Services
Degree Plan: Paramedic 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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

  • 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.PARAMEDIC.21

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 educational and EMS background.

This certificate is in compliance with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Commission on Accreditation of EMS Programs (CoAEMSP). It includes classroom, laboratory and practicum (clinical and field instruction) which shall include supervised experiences in multiple hospital departments as well as with a licensed EMS provider and in other settings as needed to develop the competencies defined in the EMS National Standard curriculum.

NOTE: Classes are offered as cohort based with students expected to start and finish in their particular cohort. These cohorts will be offered at night, shift-based, and fast-track/academy style lasting between 7 and 13 months.

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 2471 Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics 4
Prerequisite Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 2206 Emergency Pharmacology 2
EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice 3
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management 3
EMSP 2444 Cardiology 4
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management 3
EMSP 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
EMSP 2165 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies 4
EMSP 2430 Special Populations 4
EMSP 2137 Emergency Procedures 1
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations 3
EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management 1
EMSP 2266 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paradmedic) 2
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 42

+EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1164 prerequisite courses may be met by holding a current, active and valid National Registry or Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Six credit hours can be awarded for EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1164 after completion of the Paramedic program.