Fall 2022 Academic Calendar


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 Vernon College EMS Program offers Fall, Spring and Summer Basic EMT courses as well as Fall and Spring Advanced EMT courses. Paramedic courses will be offered in the Fall each year. 

The Vernon College EMS 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 Technician (NREMT) for eligibility to take the National Registry's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.  







For further information contact:
Nick Long - EMS Program Coordinator 
(940)696-8752 ext. 3233
Century City Center 
4105 Maplewood Avenue 
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

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  • Vernon Campus
    4400 College Drive
    Vernon, TX 76384
  • Century City Center
    4105 Maplewood
    Wichita Falls, TX 76308
  • Skills Training Center
    2813 Central Expressway East
    Wichita Falls, TX 76302
  • Seymour Learning Center
    200 Stadium Dr
    Seymour, TX 76380