The emergency medical services professions associate of applied science degree includes knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies under the supervision and direction of a physician. Graduates can expect career opportunities with transfer and emergency ambulance services.
Students completing course work in this program are eligible to take National Registry exams. Advanced placement is available for EMTs and paramedics who are currently certified in the State of Texas and who enter the EMS professions program having taken approved EMS training courses for which college credit was not given.
Licensure – Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
There are different admission deadlines for the EMS programs at each campus. Please contact the program director for campus specific admission deadlines. The number of students is limited by spaces available for clinical experience in affiliated hospitals and EMS provider organizations. Competitive selection of students may be necessary if the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available.
General Admission Criteria
Students must meet the basic requirements for admission to the Lone Star College (LSC) and apply to LSC.
Admission to LSC does not constitute automatic acceptance into the EMSP program.
Clinical facilities require students to successfully pass a background check, a drug screen, and possibly provide proof of additional immunizations including but not limited to:
Annual seasonal flu vaccination
Applicants may also be required to show proof of medical insurance as required by clinical agencies. Student medical insurance is available through LSC.
Background checks are done through LSC approved background check vendors.
Additional program costs to be assumed by the student include but are not limited to: background check, drug screen, medical insurance, immunizations, uniforms, malpractice insurance, transportation to and from clinical sites, skills examination fees, documentation fees, exam fees, and skills testing fee.
Admission to the EMSP program does not guarantee eligibility for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or certification by Texas Department of State Health Services.
Criminal background checks are part of the screening process conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. As a result, some candidates may be ineligible for certification.
Candidates with concerns about their background check should contact the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin with their specific concerns. LSC personnel are unable to make any determinations as to a potential candidate's eligibility for certification.
If at any time during enrollment in any LSC emergency medical services program a student is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, the student must inform the director and clinical coordinator in writing and submit a current background check.
Apply for and be admitted to LSC.
Students must make formal application to the EMSP department to pursue course work beyond EMSP 1501/1160.
Applicants who are currently certified at the EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate level or have completed EMSP 1501 (EMT Basic) and EMSP 1160 (EMT-Basic Clinical) but who do not hold EMT-Basic certification may be provisionally accepted.
Students are only accepted for advance coursework at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-North Harris. Transfer students should contact the program director for start dates.
An application portfolio must be submitted according to the deadlines established by the EMSP department of each college program. Please see the specific campus of enrollment for application process and requirements. LSC-CyFair LSC-Montgomery LSC-North Harris
Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
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Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.
Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.