EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

The Emergency Medical Services program is accredited by the
Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS).

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WORKING PARAMETERS 

REQUIRED TRAINING    

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES  

Levels of Emergency Medical Services

WORKING PARAMETERS

EMS personnel work year round both indoors and out, in all kinds of weather and conditions.  The work includes such physical activities/stress as extensive standing, kneeling, bending and lifting.  Emotional and mental stress areas include being involved in calls that are violent in nature , lack of consistent eating/sleeping schedules, exposure to diseases/illnesses, and the making of decisions that involve individual's life and death constantly.  Work schedules are rarely 8-5, but often in 24 hours shifts that allow 1-2 days off in between shifts.   Other common schedules may involve 12 or 16 hour shifts "on-call" time.   Schedules vary by types of employment/ company service.

REQUIRED TRAINING

The Texas Department of State Health Services sets the guidelines for training of all EMS personnel in the State of Texas.  Curriculum for this training is adopted from the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) through the Department of Transportation (DOT).  Approved training programs must abide by the minimum requirements set by DOT/TDSHS in their curriculum.  The Angelina College EMS Program is proud to state that we endeavor to exceed the TDSHS/DOT minimums in classroom and clinical requirements to better prepare our students as future EMS providers.

The breakdown of individual course hour requirements per certification is as follows:

Certification Level
Requirements
ECA 60 Didactic/lab hours (minimum)
EMT - BASIC 144 Classroom/laboratory hours 80 Clinical hours
EMT - Intermediate 208 Classroom/laboratory hours 160 Clinical hours
EMT - Paramedic

(Completion Course)

496 Classroom hours

512 Clinical hours

 

A student MUST be certified at the previous level to qualify for the next level.

Once an individual is certified by the state, his/her certification is in effect for 4 years; however, individuals will be asked to produce a certain number or REQUIRED continuing education (CE) hours or must follow other recertification requirements by the TDSHS. Passing of all criteria as required will grant an individual re-certification for 4 more years.

Licensed Paramedic

   

An individual seeking licensure will have to posses an Associate Degree in EMS or any higher level degree with their EMT-P in order to qualify for licensure.   CE hours for the Licensed Paramedics varies from the certified EMT-P's.  The renewal of licenses also varies from recertifications.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Currently individuals that are Certified at each EMS level can find jobs anywhere in the State of Texas with any licensed provider (ambulance service).  EMS personnel are employed for pre-hospital care by private service, public municipalities and hospital EMS.  The market of need is based on supply/demand with the larger metropolitan areas usually having a greater demand than supply.  Additionally, the turnover rate in the health care field is high.   Therefore employment opportunities are usually available.

   

EMS personnel (especially the Paramedics) have the greatest opportunity for advancement and lateral mobility.  Other areas of employment include industrial safety, recreation (such as theme parks), multiple departments within a hospital (such as ER, ICU, lab, etc.), EMS education, EMS management, EMS sales/marketing, the military, and even with governing/allied accreditation agencies.

CURRICULUM

Emergency Medical Services
Certificate Programs
Basic Program 

REQUIRED TECHNICAL CORE COURSES 

Cred Hrs 

EMSP 1160 - Clinical-EMT/Technician-Basic 

EMSP 1501 - Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 

Total Hours: 

Upon successful completion of the EMSP courses, the student is eligible to take the examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician -Basic by the National Registry of EMTs and Texas Department of State Health Services. Courses must be taken concurrently. 

Emergency Medical Services
Certificate Programs
Intermediate 

REQUIRED TECHNICAL CORE COURSES 

EMSP 1261 - Clinical-EMT/Technician-Intermediate 

EMSP 1355 - Trauma Management 

EMSP 1356 - Patient Assessment and Airway Management 

EMSP 1438 - Introduction to Advanced Practice 

Total Hours for Certificate 

12 

Upon successful completion of these courses, the student is eligible to take the examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician -Intermediate by the National Registry of EMTs and Texas Department of State Health Services and earn a Certificate of Completion from Angelina College, if the student successfully completed the EMSP-Basic program here at Angelina College. Courses must be taken concurrently. 

Emergency Medical Services
Certificate Programs
Paramedic Completion 
Certificate of Completion

REQUIRED TECHNICAL CORE COURSES 

Cred Hrs 

EMSP 2160 - Clinical -EMT/Technician -Paramedic I 

EMSP 2243 - Assessment Based on Management 

EMSP 2261 - Clinical EMT/Technician - Paramedic II 

EMSP 2338 - EMS Operations

EMSP 2348 - Emergency Pharmacology 

EMSP 2430 - Special Populations 

4

EMSP 2434 - Medical Emergencies 

4

EMSP 2462 - Clinical - EMT/Technician - Paramedic III 

4

EMSP 2544 - Cardiology 

5

Total Hours for Certificate 

28

Upon successful completion of these courses, the student is eligible to take the examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic by the National Registry of EMTs and Texas Department of State Health Services and earn a Certificate of Completion from Angelina College. 

Emergency Medical Services Program 
Associate in Applied Science 

REQUIRED CORE CURRICULUM COMPONENTS 

CRED HRS 

1. Communication (6 Hours) English - ENGL 1301 

3

Speech - SPCH 1318 

3

2. Mathematics 

0

3. General Biology - BIOL 1408 

4

4. Humanities & Visual and Performing Arts Visual and Performing Arts - ARTS 1301, DRAM 1310, MUSI 1310 or MUSI 1306 

3

Humanities - ENGL 2322, 2323, 2326, 2332, or 2379 

3

5. Social & Behavioral Sciences Sociology - SOCI 1301 

3

Total Hours 

16

REQUIRED TECHNICAL CORE COURSES 

6. *EMSP 1160 - Clinical-EMT/Technician-Basic 

1

*EMSP 1501 - Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 

5

*EMSP 1261 - Clinical-EMT/Technician-Intermediate 

2

*EMSP 1355 - Trauma Management 

3

*EMSP 1356 - Patient Assessment & Airway Management 

3

*EMSP 1438 - Introduction to Advanced Practice 

4

EMSP 2160 - Clinical-EMT/Technician-Paramedic I 

1

*EMSP 2243 - Assessment Based Management 

2

*EMSP 2261 - Clinical-EMT/Technician-Paramedic II 

2

*EMSP 2338 - EMS Operations 

3

*EMSP 2348 - Emergency Pharmacology 

3

*EMSP 2430 - Special Populations 

4

*EMSP 2434 - Medical Emergencies 

4

*EMSP 2462 - Clinical-EMT/Technician -Paramedic III 

4

*EMSP 2544 - Cardiology 

5

Total Hours 

46

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 

7. HRPO 1311 - Human Relations in Business 

3

POFI 1301 - Computer Applications 

3

STSU 0300 - Student Development

0

PHED1101, 1108 or 1110 

1

Total Hours 

7

Total Hours for Degree 

69

*Prerequisites and co-requisites required: See course descriptions. Courses must be taken in sequence. 

Student Accidents:

As a student at Angelina College, you will encounter certain risks while you are enrolled in a classroom, or laboratory experience, or in a clinical or practicum setting. In the event that you sustain an injury and or require any medical testing or care, all resulting medical expenses (hospital, ambulance, or physician fees), are your responsibility and not the responsibility of Angelina College or the clinical/practicum site.

It is recommended that you purchase a student/personal health insurance plan (medical and hospitalization) if you are not covered by a group health insurance plans.

 

Gainful Employment Information - Emergency Medical Services


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


David Wilkerson, LP -
Emergency  Medical Services Program Coordinator
david_wangelina.edu

936-633-5421

Fax: 936-633-5241

Mailing Address:
Emergency Medical Services
P.O. Box 1768
Lufkin, Texas

75902-1768

Janice Hartsfield
Emergency Medical Services
jharrisangelina.edu

936-633-5420

Daphne Shepherd
Health Careers II Secretary
-Radiography, Emergency Medical Services, Respiratory 
dshepherdangelina.edu
936-633-5267

Kay Gibbs
Administrative Assistant
-Emergency Medical Services, Respiratory, Surgical Technology, Associate Degree Nursing, Vocational Nursing 
kgibbs angelina.edu
936-633-5265