Emergency Medical Services

Program Director/Program Coordinator
Name Brian Ayres, M.Ed, LP
Title EMS Instructor
Room N-206
Program Area
Allied Health
Phone 409-944-1481
Email bayres@gc.edu
Admin Support Elizabeth IIes Ext. 490
Student Success Coach/Advisor
Name Jayne Withers
Ext 220

Your Pathway

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 - 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

FY 2017

  • Retention Rate: 100%
  • Cumulative Pass Within 3 Attempts on the written (cognitive) National Registry of EMT Certification Exam Paramedic: 83%
  • All Attempts Pass Rate on the written (cognitive) National Registry of EMT Certification Exam Paramedic: 100%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

COURSE CATALOG INFORMATION

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Certification – Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students completing this semester may apply for Advanced EMT (formerly Intermediate) certification.
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 Offerings
The AEMT course is offered over every Spring and Summer semesters
(course offerings are subject to change)
Certification – Emergency Medical Technician
Certification – Emergency Medical Technician

This program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. Students completing this semester course may apply for EMT certification.

 

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 Offerings

The EMT course is offered over every Fall and Spring semesters

(course offerings are subject to change)

EMS Continuing Education Courses

The Galveston College EMS program offers a wide array of Continuing Education Courses for you to stay current on your CEU’s. Our regularly occurring classes include:

  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • Pre-Hospital Medical Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Geriatric Education for EMS (GEMS)
  • All Hazard Disaster Response (ADHR)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Critical Care Transport Course (FPC, CC-P)

 

We are happy to meet any needs you or your organization may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

See link below for course schedules.

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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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