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 professional EMS certifications: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and Paramedic.
The instructional staff carries more than 300 years of combined experience in the industry. After completing EMS classes at COM, students must pass a national certification exam and apply for state certification. 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
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Clearwater, FL 33756
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.
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 – 2018 Outcomes
|2018 Only||3 Year Avg.|
|Comprehensive Final Exam Success||100%||100%|
|National Registry Written Exam Pass Rate||100%||96%|
|National Registry Practical Exam Pass Rate||100%||100%|