Emergency Medical Services

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Brian Ayres
Program Director, Emergency Medical Services

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Emergency Medical Services Degrees & Certificates
    EMS Degrees and Certificates at Galveston College

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Emergency Medical Services
  • Certificate – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
  • Certificate – Paramedic
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) – Emergency Medical Services

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students successfully completing the first semester may apply for EMT-Basic certification. Students completing the second semester may apply for Advanced EMT certification. Students completing the final semesters may apply for Paramedic Certification. Students who successfully complete the technical and general education courses will earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services, which broadens and heightens the student’s career opportunity and portability.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Program Goal

To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the EMT and Advanced EMT levels.

Program Outcomes

Provide care for the emergency patient in the pre-hospital setting.

  1. Work as a team with other EMS care providers in the pre-hospital setting.
  2. Use critical thinking and decision-making skills to determine the healthcare needs of the pre-hospital patient.
  3. Plan treatment to include prevention and initial care procedures to promote and maintain the healthcare needs in an emergency situation.
  4. Place the patient’s welfare, comfort, and privacy first when planning and implementing initial care.

COURSE CATALOG INFORMATION

Certificate – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students completing the second semester may apply for Advanced EMT (formerly Intermediate) certification.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Program Outcomes

  1. Provide care for the emergency patient in the pre-hospital setting.
  2. Work as a team with other EMS care providers in the pre-hospital setting.
  3. Use critical thinking and decision-making skills to determine the healthcare needs of the pre-hospital patient.
  4. Plan treatment to include prevention and initial care procedures to promote and maintain the healthcare needs in an emergency situation.
  5. Place the patient’s welfare, comfort, and privacy first when planning and implementing initial care.

COURSE CATALOG INFORMATION

Certificate - Paramedic

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students completing the Paramedic Certificate Program may apply for Paramedic Certification.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Program Outcomes

  1. Provide care for the emergency patient in the pre-hospital setting.
  2. Work as a team with other EMS care providers in the pre-hospital setting.
  3. Use critical thinking and decision-making skills to determine the healthcare needs of the pre-hospital patient.
  4. Plan treatment to include prevention and initial care procedures to promote and maintain the healthcare needs in an emergency situation.
  5. Place the patient’s welfare, comfort, and privacy first when planning and implementing initial care.

Paramedic Program Student Outcomes

Three Year Average: 2013-2015

  • Retention Rate: 95%
  • All Attempts Pass Rate on the written (cognitive) National Registry of EMT Certification Exam: 71.4%
  • All Attempts Pass Rate on the practical (psychomotor) National Registry of EMT Certification Exam: 75%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

COURSE CATALOG INFORMATION

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EMS Program Information Request Form

Please complete the following form. Once submitted, your request will be forwarded to the EMS Program. Please allow at least one week for your request to be processed.

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