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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services

The Brazosport College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is designed to prepare students to recognize various emergencies and provide efficient emergency medical care to the sick and injured both at the scene and during transport to the hospital.

Successful emergency medical professionals demonstrate:

  • High level of ethics and morals
  • Desire to provide the best possible medical care
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent physical conditioning
  • Ability to work well on a team and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills

Emergency Medical Services

The Brazosport College EMS Program adheres to the National Standard Curricula (NSC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT).  The Brazosport College EMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350


To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992


The Brazosport College EMS Program is designed to prepare students for a career in emergency medical services. The program is both mentally and physically challenging. Due to the unique environment in which EMS personnel function, it is important to have a good understanding of the demands of the profession. Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to carefully review position descriptions and consider the commitment to perform essential job functions.

Successful course completion qualifies candidates to take the National Registry examination required for EMS Certification/Licensure by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

For further information regarding certification and licensure, please review state of Texas web sites at:

Available emergency medical services tracks include EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, and the Associate of Applied Science degree.

Program Requirements

  • Graduation from accredited high school or GED. This requirement is not exclusive for Dual Credit students.
  • For students attempting AEMT or Paramedic courses, proof of DSHS EMT Certification or the ability to gain certification within 30 days of beginning advanced classes.
  • Attend mandatory orientation on the first day of class.
  • Complete and submit Criminal Background Investigation.
  • Purchase required uniform. The uniform vendor is scheduled to fit students for required uniforms on campus in accordance with the course schedule. Payment is due at the time of order.
  • Proof of AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider course before scheduled clinical orientation.
  • Verification of immunizations to include hepatitis B vaccine, negative PPD skin test or negative chest x-ray Meningococcal, MMR, tetanus/diphtheria (within ten years), varicella, and influenza before scheduled clinical orientation.
  • Attend mandatory hospital orientations in accordance with the course schedule

Certifications, immunizations, and uniforms are at student expense.

Academic Courses Required for the Degree - 17 Credit Hours

The following course requirements may be taken before, during, or after EMSP courses.

First Semester (EMT) - 7 Credit Hours

Second Semester (AEMT) - 12 Credit Hours

Third Semester (Paramedic I) - 12 Credit Hours

Fourth Semester (Paramedic II & Capstone) - 12 Credit Hours