LSC-North Harris: EMS Professions Department

EMS Professions

Lone Star College-North Harris is a leader among Emergency Medical Services educational institutions.  The EMSP program is intended for students who wish to receive a high quality education experience and desire to dedicate themselves to careers in emergency medical  services.  Lone Star College-North Harris provides the educational and clinical background necessary to become eligible for certification/licensure at the EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic levels.

The Lone Star-North Harris EMS Professions Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Paramedics are highly recruited in Texas, with an average of 2,800 openings per year and a growth rate that exceeds the state average. Municipal fire/EMS services typically provide their employees with annual salaries ranging from $24,000 to $47,000, depending on experience. Private EMS agencies offer their employees annual salaries ranging from $24,000 to $40,000. Annual starting salaries for certified EMTs range from $18,000 to $24,000.

Certification/licensure is not automatic; the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) administer all certification examinations upon completion of a DSHS recognized educational program. Completion of the LSC-North Harris EMSP program does not guarantee eligibility for DSHS/NREMT certification/licensure. Criminal background checks are conducted by DSHS as part of the screening process. Candidates with concerns about their background should contact the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin.

The Office of Financial Aid offers various forms of financial assistance. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more details and to apply for financial assistance and scholarship opportunities. The priority filing date for financial aid is April 1, preceding each fall semester. For more details call 281-618-5464.

All four levels of educational programs offered at Lone Star College-North Harris and include an Associate of Applied Science degree, a Paramedic Certificate, an Intermediate Certificate, and EMT-Basic courses.

Interested in one of these programs and want more information?  Please attend one of the following information sessions.  Reservations are not required.

Thursday February 12th  3:00PM  Winship 175
Wednesday March 18th  3:00PM  Winship 175
Thursday April 9th  3:00PM  Winship 175