The ACC Emergency Medical Services Professions Program offers three levels of awards. These awards include an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in EMS Technology, a Level Two Certificate in Paramedic, and a Level One certificate in Advanced EMT. All curricula combine classroom teaching with a supervised clinical, laboratory and ambulance internship experience. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and initial treatment techniques of medical and traumatic emergencies appropriate to the certification or licensure level being sought.
Level I Certificate
Successful completion of the Level I Certificate leads to certification as an Advanced EMT. This curriculum includes 21 College Credit hours and a total of 827 contact hours, 731 of these hours within EMSP program courses.
Level II Certificate
Successful completion of the Level II Certificate leads to certification as a Paramedic. This curriculum includes 45 College Credit hours and a total of 1663 contact hours, 1519 of these hours within EMSP program courses.
Associate of Applied Science
Successful completion of the Associate Degree of Applied Science leads to licensure as a Paramedic. This curriculum includes 69 college credit hours and a total of 2143 contact hours, 1567 of these hours within EMSP program courses.
Fall 2015 Proposed 60 Credit Associate of Applied Science (waiting for approval from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
All courses in the Level I certificate apply to the Level II certificate. All courses in the Level II certificate apply to the Associate Degree Award. Students need not repeat courses or complete competency evaluations unless more than two years passes between awards and admission to the next level or the student is transferring from another institution.