Emergency Medical Technology
The Emergency Medical Technology program will prepare students to deliver out-of-hospital emergency care at the scene of an accident or a medical emergency. EMTs typically serve as vital members of the Emergency Medical Services team who can, with competence, use their medical skills to relieve suffering, reduce injury severity, and prevent death.
- Basic: McAllen - Days & Nights; Starr County - Days
- Intermediate and Paramedic: McAllen - Days
- Basic & Intermediate: Fall, Spring, & Summer; Paramedic: Fall
- Nursing Allied Health Campus - McAllen
- Mid-Valley Campus - Weslaco
- Starr County Campus - Rio Grande City
Advising Sessions: NAH Campus Room 4.422
- Sept. 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
- Oct. 5, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technology (Intermediate), and Emergency Medical Technician/Basic and First Responder Levels.
For more information about the paramedic employment, statistics, and technical skills refer to link:
Students may complete the certificate in one and two years.
Courses taken for the certificate program may be applied toward completion of the two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Emergency Medical Technology. Upon completion of the degree, the student is eligible to apply to the state of Texas as a Licensed Paramedic.
A student graduating with an EMT Certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree will be prepared to fill positions in Emergency Medical Services, Private Ambulance Companies, Air Ambulance Services, Oil Rigs, and Hospitals.
Potential Job Opportunities
Employment of EMTs is expected to grow much faster than the average for other occupations. Driving the growth is the expanding population. The number of older people, who are more likely to need emergency services, is increasing rapidly. Additional job openings will occur as more states begin to allow EMT Paramedics to perform primary care on the scene without transporting the patient to a medical facility. Most job openings will occur because of this occupation's substantial replacement needs.
Earnings of EMTs depend on the employment setting and geographic location as well as the individual's training and experience.
- Average Wage: $25,000/year
- Top Earners: $59,000/year
Exam / Application Requirements
Complete college placement test with minimum scores or complete developmental classes with a grade of "C" or better or course placement as follows:
- Completion of READ 0200 or equivalent.
- Completion of ENGL 0200 or equivalent.
- Completion of WRIT 0200 or equivalent.
The applicant should visit the Nursing Allied Health Campus to speak with the Department representative to receive an application to the program. All applicants must be cleared through the Clinical Specialist in order to attend the Clinicals required in the program.
|Gonzalez, Dr. Robert - Program Chair||robertg||956-872-3166||NAHC 3.314|
|Archer, Joseph||jaarcher||956-872-3032||NAHC 3.326|
|Benson, Adriana||abenson_7681||956-872-3054||NAHC 3.346|
|Billings, Janelle||billings||956-872-3168||NAHC 3.330|
|Cortez, Henry||hcortez||956-872-3172||NAHC 3.334|
|Flores, Edgar||eflore||956-872-3169||NAHC 3.318|
|Garza, Miriam||mgarza46||956-872-3058||NAHC 3.342|
|Lopez, Leo||llopez_6984||956-872-3058||NAHC 3.342|
|Martinez, David||dmarti74||956-872-3048||NAHC 3.338|
|Miller, Steven||smiller||956-872-3004||NAHC 3.322|
|Tello, Carlos||ctello3||956-872-3048||NAHC 3.338|
|Pedraza, Maria Pilar - Faculty Secretary||ppedraza||956-872-3178||NAHC 3.306|
|Quiroz, Maribel||956-872-3178||NAHC 3.306|