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Emergency Medical Services

From gunshot wounds to domestic violence to highway trauma, Emergency Medical Service personnel are trained to handle any situation. The EMS program at Lamar State College Orange provides all of the necessary training to prepare the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to respond to all types of emergencies.

Program Description

The EMT represents one of the many facets in pre-hospital medicine. EMT services are utilized by various agencies such as ambulance, fire and hospital facilities. The EMT's primary responsibility is to bring expert medical care to persons involved in emergency situations. This entails utilizing basic life support equipment and skills in a proficient and professional manner. An EMT's duties must be performed unsupervised in a variety of circumstances and often under physical and emotional stress.

The EMT-Basic course is one semester and includes eight credit hours of clinicals (24 hours emergency room and 56 hours ambulance). Upon completion of the EMT-Basic course and clinical component, the student is eligible to sit for National Registry of EMT exam. Passing the examination will certify a student as an EMT-Basic. An EMT-Basic can expect to earn approximately 25-30K/year in a full-time position.

Requirements for the course include:

  • Health examination
  • Current immunizations
  • Hepatitis vaccination
  • Background check

Each semester courses are pending the Texas Department of State Health Services approval.

Degree Plans

Apply to the Emergency Medical Services Program

Technical Studies Administrative Assistant II
Phone: (409) 882-3044
Fax: (409) 882-5000
Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 122

Program Director
Rickey Land, LP

Phone: (409) 882-3929
Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 119

Adjunct Instructor
Cammie Vincent

Phone: (409) 882-3929
Allied Health Bldg., Rm. 112