What EMS programs are offered at Lone Star College-Montgomery?
There are four levels of Emergency Medical Services programs offered at LSC-Montgomery:
- Associate of Applied Science Degree
- Paramedic Certificate
- EMT Course
Students wishing to enter the field of Emergency Medical Services begin by taking EMT courses. The two courses (lecture and clinical) are taken in the same semester. The EMT courses include the training and skills necessary to recognize, assess, and manage emergencies under the supervision and direction of a physician. As part of the training, students spend time with instructors in the hospital and on an ambulance. At the end of one semester, successful students are eligible to apply to the Texas Department of State Health Services for certification as an EMT after they have passed the credentialing exam through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Once a student has completed their EMT, they are eligible to apply for advanced coursework. The Paramedic program is four semesters long and begins in June each year. Applications for the program are accepted the first day of Spring semester to April 1st at 5:00 pm each year. The goal of the EMS Professions program at Lone Star College – Montgomery is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical technician – Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), Psychomotor (skills) and Affective (behavior) learning domains.
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-Montgomery 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, Texas.
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The Lone Star College-Montgomery EMS Professions Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
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