Emergency Medical Services provide a vital link between the patient and the emergency room. These personnel become the “eyes and ears” for the physician, rapidly assessing and administering appropriate care and maintaining communications with the emergency facility. The
EMT-Basic courses provide a basic medical background in pre-hospital emergency medicine.
The Advanced-EMT courses provide advanced skills that build on the EMT-Basic courses including trauma management, patient assessment and airway management. The Paramedic provides further advanced skills including cardiology and pharmacology. Upon successful completion of each program, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Registry EMT examination which credentials the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, AEMT, Paramedic).
The Emergency Medical Services field offers a vast range of opportunities in the medical profession.
Emergency Medical Services are used by ambulance providers, fire-rescue, hospitals, industry, military, voluntary services, nursing homes, sport organizations, and other recreational entities.
The Vernon College Emergency Medical Services 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 are incorporated into the program.
"The Vernon College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
For further information contact:
(940)696-8752 ext. 3233
Century City Center
4105 Maplewood Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76308