Emergency Medical Services

When the next 911 call happens, will you be the one rushing to the scene with medical help? Our emergency medical services training prepares you for certification that can lead to a career in EMS or a related health care field. Gain real-world training in hospital and ambulance settings.



EMS Mandatory Spring 2023 Orientation

(Every Registered Student Must Attend One of the Spring Orientation Session Dates Listed Below)



If you are interested in registering for the Spring 2023 semester, please complete the Information Request Form link below to receive more information. You will be sent an email invite to the "in person" orientation once you are fully registered for the next EMS cohort.


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 Degrees & Certificates

Pursue greater paramedic career opportunities and licensing through TDSHS.

  • 60 credit hours

This fast-track certificate prepares you for entry-level paramedic employment opportunities.

  • 44 credit hours

Program Info

 North Campus

Serving students in Houston, Channelview, Sheldon, Crosby, Summerwood, and surrounding communities.

Contact Us

The San Jacinto College EMS program is accredited by:

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756

Continuing Education activities are accredited by:

Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)
12300 Ford Road, Suite 350
Dallas, TX 75234

The San Jacinto College EMS program is overseen by and granted approval from:

The Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), Office of EMS/Trauma Systems Coordination
The Exchange Building
8407 Wall Street, Suite N-410
Austin, TX 78754  

Certification testing for EMS certification is done through the National Registry of EMTs:

Rocco V. Morando Building
6610 Busch Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio 43229

Why is this information important? Click here for a short video explaining the importance of accreditation.

Approximate Program Costs

See Approximate Program Costs PDF for details.

Background Check/Drug Screening

The State of Texas and our EMS program require that you provide a current (within 1 year) criminal background check and drug screen. Our program utilizes a third party vendor to obtain these records.  You can order your background and drug screen at www.castlebranch.com using the package code SQ29.  This package also includes review of all of your immunizations records (please see requirements below) and physical form. The package costs $94.00. Students must submit results from this background inspection. Please purchase the package prior to the start of the semester.  All requirements must be complete prior to class start date.

CPR Training

San Jac offers CPR training through Continuing & Professional Development courses. View available classes.


All immunizations must be current and must not expire during the program.

Physical Exam

Applicants must pass a program approved physical. Below is the physical form to complete.

EMS Program Physical Form PDF

Program Outcomes

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 66.7%.

The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 81%.

(Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.)

The most recent retention rate was 75%.


ALL EMS STUDENTS will be required to purchase the "Nav2 Premier Package" access code along with either the e-book or printed textbook package. The college bookstore has books available for you to purchase or you may purchase them at a vendor of your choice.

EMT- Basic Textbook: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 12th Edition (FLIPPED CLASSROOM) w/ Navigate 2 Premier Access

Paramedic Textbook: Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets 8th Edition (FLIPPED CLASSROOM) w/ Navigate 2 Premier Access


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