Emergency Medical Services Professions

Help the community on the scene in an emergency or on day-to-day basis in a non-medical emergency by training to become an emergency medical technician or paramedic. Austin Community College’s nationally accredited Emergency Medical Services Professions Program equips students with quick-response medical skills, human anatomy, patient care, and more.

Taught by expert faculty in state-of-the-art facilities, emergency medicine classes are fast-paced and active, with students spending a lot of time outside, practicing their skills, and applying material learned in the classroom. This program offers career certificates and an associate degree to help you reach your unique goals.

The Emergency Medical Services Professions Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.

Pride Points

100% license pass rate

Various degree & certificate pathways 

Real-world experienced faculty

Nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; (214) 703-8445; Fax (214) 703-8992. www.coaemsp.org ). Accreditation #600063.

Career & Salary Information

Employment opportunities continue to grow for emergency medical services graduates –– with careers as a paramedic in a hospital or ambulance or career growth to become a firefighter, flight medic, and 911 communications. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider. 

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

    Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

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  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

    Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

    Hourly Wage: $

    Currently Employed:


    # people are employed as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. This number is expected to # over the next four years.

    Austin Community College MSA Map

Awards & Program Maps


Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Emergency Medical Services

Institutional Certificate

Emergency Medical Technician

Certificate Level 1

Advanced EMT Level 1

Certificate Level 2

EMT Paramedic Level 2