EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Prehospital emergency medical care is a challenging and exciting profession. Lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. These prehospital care providers serve as a vital link between an ill or injured patient and definitive emergency care.

Emergency medical service (EMS) professionals may perform at any of four different certification levels: Emergency Medical Responder, Basic EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. At each EMS program level, students gain additional knowledge and skills to enable them to function in the clinical and field settings alongside nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals. In classes, students learn about anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology of different diseases, traumatic injuries, pharmacology and a number of medical emergencies. Students acquire skills though laboratory practice, clinical experience in the hospital setting and field experience on the ambulance.

Successful completion of any of these courses will allow the student to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s (NREMT) examination. Upon passing the NREMT examination the student will be eligible for certification/licensure at the state and national level. Once certified, EMS professionals are eligible for employment in many types of emergency medical systems nationwide including: fire departments, municipal services, private ambulance services, federal services, industrial services, hospital emergency departments, hospital-based ambulance systems and many more.

The Vernon College EMS Program courses are approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Standards and curriculum have been established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Administration and incorporated into the program.

The paramedic program of Vernon College holds a Letter of Review from CoAEMSP which has been suspended as of August 30, 2016. Additionally, Vernon College has voluntarily requested a withdrawal of its request for accreditation of its paramedic program. The Vernon College EMS Program continues to offer Fall, Spring and Summer Basic EMT courses as well as Fall and Spring Advanced EMT courses.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 214-703-8445
Fax: 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

 

For further information contact:
Cory Nava - EMS Program Coordinator 
(940)696-8752 ext. 3233
cnava@vernoncollege.edu
Century City Center 
4105 Maplewood Avenue 
Wichita Falls, TX 76308










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vernon College - Contact Us
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  • Vernon Campus
    4400 College Drive
    Vernon, Texas 76384
    940.552.6291
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    4105 Maplewood
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76308
    940.696.8752
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    2813 Central Expressway East
    Wichita Falls, Texas 76302
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    Sheppard AFB, Texas 76311
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    200 Stadium Drive
    Seymour, Texas 76380
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