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. See our current pass rates.
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
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. "
CoAEMSP Paramedic Program – 2015 Outcomes
|2015 Only||3 Year Avg.|
|Comprehensive Final Exam Success||100%||95%|
|National Registry Written Exam Pass Rate||100%||80%|
|National Registry Practical Exam Pass Rate||100%||100%|