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.

Program Purpose

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.

The College of the Mainland Paramedic 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

9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
(727) 210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lake View Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 703-8992

This program is also overseen and granted approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services.(TDSHS), Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination.  

Certification testing for EMS certification is done through the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2022.

2022 EMSP Student Data Percentages
NREMT/ State Written Exam 100%
Retention 100%
Positive Placement 100%

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing

Effective September 1, 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify potential or enrolled students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/qicriminal.shtm?terms=criminal%20background

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential EMT Certification prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “EMS Criminal History Pre-Screening”: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/formsresources.shtm

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program, with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.


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 - There were no graduates during the 2020 reporting year.