Clinical Coordinator: Clinton Vannoy
Medical Directors: Jeff Thompson, M.D.


Emergency Medical Technician
One semester program offered every semester.

Paramedic Certificate
Three semester program begins in Spring semester.

Paramedic Associate of Applied Science
60 SCH Associates degree course, core paramedic course offerings begin in Spring semester.

The Emergency Medical Services Program offers both academic and workforce (continuing education) training curricula designed for people who plan to work in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine as an EMS provider, firefighter, industrial medicine, safety technician, law enforcement, or other areas in public services.

Individuals interested in the Emergency Medical Technician, Certificate Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic, or Associate of Applied Science Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic must:

  1. Meet with the Emergency Medical Service Program director or faculty for course advising.
  2. Meet DORI requirements.
  3. Meet all TSI and/or Workplace Documents Assessment requirements.
  4. Pass a criminal background check.
  5. Successfully pass a ten panel drug screen.

For testing and registration information for the TSI Assessment Exam or Workplace Documents Assessment exam, contact the Lamar Institute of Technology Testing Center at (409) 880-8687 or go to the Lamar Institute of Technology Web site, www.lit.edu/depts/testing.

Clinical agencies used by Lamar Institute of Technology are required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations to ensure that personnel having contact with patients be free of any past or present criminal behavior that might jeopardize the welfare of the patient or personnel. Therefore, all students must pass a criminal background check to participate in the program. Criminal background checks are conducted by the Emergency Medical Services Program during the first week of the course. If the student fails the background check he or she will be immediately dropped from the program.

Students enrolled in the program attend Emergency Medical Services classes on campus and in the community. Students must also complete clinical rotations and field internships at area hospitals and Advanced Life Support/Mobile Intensive Care Unit Ambulance Services. The Emergency Medical Services Program has a student mentoring program in the Advanced Clinical Courses.

The initial Emergency Medical Services Program courses prepare students for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Examinations.

Graduates of this program are recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as potential testing candidates.

Once a student successfully completes requirements for the National Registry, they may apply for certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Certification and/or licensure is not automatic. The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) administers all certification examinations upon completion of a Texas Department of State Health Services approved educational program. Completion of the Lamar Institute of Technology Emergency Medical Services Program does not guarantee eligibility for Texas Department of State Health Services certification and/or licensure. Certification exams are administered at the Lamar Institute of Technology Testing Center.

The Lamar Institute of Technology 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)


CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org