Emergency Medical Services

VC’s Emergency Medical Services Program offers an Emergency Medical Services—Paramedic Certificate.

Upon successful completion of all certificate course requirements, you will be eligible to take an exam to apply for certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, which is necessary to apply to certification or licensure from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Emergency medical technicians provide immediate life or limb-saving medical treatment at the scenes of accidents and injuries, as well as transport casualties to hospital emergency rooms for further care. VC’s Emergency Medical Services Program will prepare you for a career as an emergency care attendant, emergency medical technician, or a paramedic.

Watch the Emergency Medical Services Program Video

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Coursework includes:

  • Care for patients at the scene of an accident
  • Transportation of patients by ambulance to the hospital
  • Emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition
  • Basic life support for medical and traumatic emergencies
  • Administration of intravenous fluids
  • Application of advanced airway techniques
  • Administration of medications
  • Interpretation of electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Endotracheal intubations
  • Use of monitors and other complex equipment

Degree plans and other info:

In addition to the above degree and certificate programs, VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department offers EMS Training courses that lead to Emergency Care Attendant and EMT-Basic certifications, as well as courses in Health Care Provider CPR, Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and International Trauma Life Support.

 

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