Emergency Medical Services Program

When a siren sounds, emergency responders spring into action. College of the Mainland’s Emergency Medical Services Program trains individuals to intervene swiftly in life-threatening situations.

About the Career

The industry outlook is very bright across the state.

There are three basic employment options for the EMT: private/transfer services, area 911 provider and combination fire/EMS departments.

Transfer services provide preapproved ambulance transport of patients to medical procedures such as dialysis. Area 911 providers may be either contracted with the city/area they serve or may be an actual part of the city's municipal structure. Finally, some area fire and EMS departments are combined within a single service.

Students may also complete the EMT-Basic certification as a requirement become a firefighter.

About the Program

The Emergency Medical Services Program offers training towards EMS certifications: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic. Additionally, students have the option to round out their education with an Associate of Applied Science in EMS.

The instructional staff carries more than 300 years of combined experience in the industry. After completing EMS classes at COM, students must pass a state certification exam. COM students routinely breeze through that exam.

The College of the Mainland EMS 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756


COM graduate becomes a La Marque Public Service Triple-Crown Holder

You may find National Registry Pass rates for this and other Texas programs here.

From a Student

“It’s a top-notch program. Educators are more than willing to help out. They will go out of the way. "

Joe Prasatik

CoAEMSP Paramedic Program – 2016 Outcomes

2016 Only 3 Year Avg.
Retention 75% 69%
Comprehensive Final Exam Success 100% 95%
National Registry Written Exam Pass Rate 100% 100%
National Registry Practical Exam Pass Rate 100% 100%
Positive Placement 100% 95%

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