Emergency Medical Services

Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program offers EMT through Paramedic courses leading to a certificate or AAS degree.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the first level of certification. Students enter into the EMS Program in this course. It is a one semester course offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters. This is a certificate only program. Follow the link below under Apply to the Program for registration dates.

Upon completion of requisite courses, students are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT (NREMT) exam, which is necessary to apply for certification or licensure by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The Paramedic is the highest certification level. Students may complete with a Paramedic certificate and be eligible to be certified or complete the AAS Degree Plan and be licensed by TDSHS.

The Parmedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Eduction Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs. 

Commission on Accreditaion of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street

Clearwater, FL 33756



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EMS Program Admission Requirements


Victoria College’s EMS Program is an accredited initial EMS Education Program through Texas Department of State Health Services #100128 and the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs #600622.

Program Goal:

To prepare graduates with demonstrated mastery of knowledge, skills and applications as entry-level EMS Providers. Paramedic students will complete 240 hours of field internship as lead medic with an experienced preceptor.

What Students Can Expect:

The EMT course is an excellent foundation in prehospital medicine for a student to see if they have what it takes to work in EMS or pursue other careers in medicine.

The EMS Program consists of lecture, lab and clinical learning to prepare students for what they might encounter working with a 911 EMS provider, interfacility transfer service, industrial setting or other occupation as an emergency responder.

Students are expected to come to each class prepared by reading the chapter(s), completing the online resources, and videotaped lectures, if applicable. Students receive frequent feedback on their progress in the program.

What is Required to Enter the Program?

Applicants must meet special entrance requirements and complete a department application. Students may complete degree courses prior to, during or after certification in pursuit of an AAS Degree.

Employment as an EMS Provider requires strong mental, physical and emotional well-being. The application packet provides the functional job requirements.

What is the Cost of the Program?

In addition to tuition, fees, and textbooks, EMS students are responsible for uniforms and related items used while enrolled in the program.

Victoria College has a variety of financial assistance programs available to qualifying students including scholarship, loans, and grants. For additional information on financial assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office at (361) 572-6415, or visit with a financial aid counselor in the Student Services building.

When is the Next Scheduled Course:

The Fall 2016 EMT course begins Wed., Aug. 31st and is scheduled to complete Wed., Dec. 7th. Classes are held in the Allied Health Building from 0900-1600 on B and C shifts. Contact Ricki.VanHorn@VictoriaCollege.edu for more information on the class schedule. Registration for this course is ongoing until Aug. 31, 2016.

The Paramedic Class of 2018 will be announced in January 2017 with more information on this program. 

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.

Contact Us

Susie Jechow
Emergency Medical Services- Coordinator
Phone: (361) 572-6447
Email: Susie.Jechow@VictoriaCollge.edu

Ricki Van Horn
Administrative Assistant II - Career, Health, & Technical Professions
Phone: (361) 573-3291 x3470
Email: Ricki.VanHorn@VictoriaCollege.edu





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