What EMS programs are offered at Lone Star College-Montgomery?

There are three levels of Emergency Medical Services programs offered at LSC-Montgomery:

  • EMT Course
  • Paramedic Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree


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. Application for the June 2023 cohort will be open from January 15 through April 1 2023. That cohort will be a night cohort with class via Webinar on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 10 pm and labs on Thursday from 9-3. Application for the January 2023 cohort will open from September 15 through November 2 2022. That cohort will be a daytime cohort with lecture on Monday via WebEx and lab on Wednesday from 9-3. Additional work may be required via distance learning. Students must hold certification as an EMT prior to beginning advanced course work. 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.


Outcome Measure 2017 2018 2019 2020
 National Registry Practical Exam 100% 100% 100% 100%
 National Registry Written Exam 83% 81% 92.9% 100%
 Retention 71% 81% 73.7% 71.4%
 Placement 100% 100% 100% 100%


Accreditation Status

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).

Contact CAAHEP:
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992


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