Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program provides quality EMS education to meet the growing demand for competent EMTs and Paramedics. Our Paramedic classes are designed for the working EMT as we follow a shift-based schedule. Our National Registry pass rates are well above the state and national averages. Graduate and Employer satisfaction surveys are also outstanding.
VC EMS offers the following:
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Certificate
- Complete in one semester: Offered Fall and Spring (evenings) and Summer (days)
- Prerequisites acceptance into Victoria College, TSI complete, background check, drug screen, immunizations, CPR card.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) – Certificate
- EMT plus one semester (Spring or Summer)
- EMS Pharmacology is prerequisite (Spring or Summer)
Paramedic – Certificate
- AEMT plus two semesters (Fall and Spring)
Paramedic – AAS Degree
- ENGL 1301 or 2311
- BIOL 2404
- COSC 1301
- PSYC 2301
- Humanities Elective
- EMS Research EMSP 2352 – offered in Spring (online) or Fall (face-to-face)
If you have your Paramedic certificate, you can complete your Associate of Applied Science Degree at the Victoria College by taking these classes.
After Paramedic Certificate to Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree is accepted:
- Apply to Victoria College and request transcripts be sent to the Admissions & Records Office.
- File degree application with Admissions & Records Office (EMS Paramedic details).
Upon successful completion of the requisite courses at VC, student will contact EMS Program Director for credit by exam to apply for college credit for Paramedic certificate.
EMS is a selective- admissions program. You must complete all prerequisites, which include acceptance into Victoria College, EMS application, immunizations, background check, drug screen, TSI or equivalent complete and interview with the Program Director.
We are currently accepting applications: Accepting applications until the class is filled
Candidates must hold current AEMT certification.
The Paramedic class begins each August following the first semester of AEMT offered in the spring or summer semesters.
The online course, EMS Pharmacology should be taken as a prerequisite in the spring or summer semester. We begin accepting applications for the AEMT portion in October. Class dates are shift-based on the same shift in a 24/48 or 48/96 schedule.
Classes are flipped so recorded lectures are completed at home allowing more class time for skills and scenarios.
Victoria College EMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX: (214) 703-8992
The goal of the Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
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 #600662.