(CIP Code: 51.0904)
It is the goal of the EMS Program to educate and prepare students with the technical skills required for employment in the field of Emergency Medical Services. The Program is based on knowledge and skills utilized in pre-hospital care and emergency centers. This includes, but is not limited to: patient assessment, oxygen therapy, medication administration, shock management, bandaging and splinting, cardiac management, medical emergency management, childbirth, pediatric emergencies, and scene management. The EMS Program is accredited through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions as recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
More information is available online through the Emergency Medical Services Program website. Applied Sciences award plans.
In order for a student to receive seven (7) hours of college credit of experiential learning, for coursework that was taken through a non-college based program, the student must show proof of current certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and/or current certification as an EMT from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS). Courses for which credit will be awarded are: EMSP 1501 and EMSP 1260 . Certification as EMT implies successful completion of state approved EMT course, or a higher level of certification, such as EMT-Paramedic, may be accepted for this purpose. Additionally, a student can receive up to thirty-four (34) hours of college credit of experiential learning for coursework completed through a non-college based program. The student must provide proof of all of the following: current certification as an EMT-Paramedic from the NREMT; current Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCEMTP or FPC); current American Heart Association Instructor Certifications in BLS, ACLS and PALS; and have at least ten (10) years field experience as an EMT-Paramedic. Courses for which credit will be award are: EMSP 1338 , EMSP 1356 , EMSP 1355 , EMSP 2306 , EMSP 2260 , EMSP 2444 , EMSP 2434 , EMSP 2330 , EMSP 2261 , EMSP 2305 , EMSP 2143 , and EMSP 2362 . The student can be concurrently enrolled in six (6) hours, but must complete six (6) hours at Blinn College before requesting credit for experiential learning that is quantified by the successful passing of a state or national certification exam.