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. Students who apply should hold certification as an EMT. To receive an application, please contact the EMS program director via email at Kevin.Akers@lonestar.edu. Complete the application and return it via email with all required supporting documentation to the program director prior to the deadline for the cohort you wish to apply for. Do not complete any background or immunization information until you have been accepted into the program. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Preference is given to students who have completed courses toward the AAS. See the second page of the application for complete details.

Application for the January cohort opens from September 1st and is due November 1st. The January cohort is a Monday/ Wednesday schedule with lecture on Monday from 9:00am - 3:30pm and lab on Wednesday from 9:00am - 3:30pm.

Application for the June cohort opens on February 1st and is due April 1st. The June cohort is a Tuesday/ Thursday schedule with lecture on Tuesday from 9:00am - 3:30pm and lab on Thursday from 9:00am - 3:30pm.

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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
 National Registry Practical Exam 100% 100% 100% 89.5% 100%
 National Registry Written Exam 81% 92.9% 100% 100% 89.3%
 Retention 81% 73.7% 71.4% 67.9% 82.4%
 Placement 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%


Program Goals

The goal of the paramedic program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

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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