LSC-North Harris EMS Professions Department

EMS Professions LSC-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 and Paramedic levels.

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.                  

Program Statistics






National Registry Written Exam Results 96% 87% 93% 80% 78%
National Registry Practical Exams 100% 100% 100% 100% 88%
Program Retention Rate 70% 62% 65% 46% 21%
Positive Job Placement Rate 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

All results can be verified by the Annual Report submitted to CoAEMSP.

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.

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

Join us during one of our information sessions:

Adrenaline Rush - EMS Professions Information Sessions

Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 11a - Noon

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 11a - Noon

Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 11a - Noon

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 11a - Noon

Meeting Information

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Meeting ID: 896 2113 6518
Passcode: Emergency


There is no need to register for the meeting.  For more information please contact Kenya R. Hicks, Academic Advisor, Health and Human Services Division, 281.765.7957, Kenya.R.Hicks@LoneStar.edu

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