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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

WCJC EMS Program

PROGRAM INFORMATION:

Level I Certificate:  22 semester credit hours (EMT and AEMT)

Level I Certificate:  42 semester credit hours (Paramedic)

AAS Degree: 60 semester credit hours

These courses prepare students as emergency medical care providers in a pre-hospital setting.  Persons certified as EMT-Paramedics provide a higher level of care than Emergency Medical Technicians or Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians, as specified by the Texas Department of State Health and the National Registry of EMTs.   
  
The Wharton County Junior College EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
 
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs 
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
         www.caahep.org
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX: (214) 703-8992
         www.coaemsp.org
 
Texas Department of State Health Services:  www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/default.shtm
  
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians:  www.nremt.org
 

EMT and Advanced EMT (AEMT) courses are offered at the Richmond and Wharton campuses, as well as off-site locations on occasion.  The EMT-Paramedic courses are offered at the Wharton campus. 

The Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate program is a course of study that earns the student college semester credit hours that may be matriculated into the Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science degree. 

Upon successful completion at the various levels (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam.

Upon successful completion at the various levels of the program and successfully completing the National Registry exam, the student may be eligible to apply for state certification/licensure through the Texas Department of State Health Services at the levels of EMT, AEMT (EMT-I), Paramedic and Licensed Paramedic.

STUDENT OUTCOME RESULTS - Paramedic Program

Year of Enrollment Program Student Retention National Registry Written Exam National Registry Practical Exam Positive Placement (Employment)
2012 71% 50% 100% 100%
2013 44% 100% 100% 100%
2014 89% 100% 100% 100%
 2015* 100% 100% 100% 100%
 2016* 95% In Progress In Progress 100%

*Results posted are as of December 31, 2016.  NOTE: Students are allowed up to two years to complete National Registry requirements after course completion.  The results will be updated as students complete their requirements for the program and National Registry.

The outcome results listed above reflect only Paramedic level students, not EMT or AEMT students.

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