Emergency Medical Services Professions

AC offers programs of study leading to basic and advanced emergency medical technician (EMT) certifications, and an advanced two-year degree program for those seeking to become licensed paramedics. Whichever you choose, you will perform valuable clinical rotations and field internships at various Amarillo-area hospitals and ambulance services. You also will be exposed to cutting-edge pre-hospital and in-hospital medical experiences under direct supervision of some of the finest medical and allied health professionals around. In fact, Amarillo College’s Paramedic Program is the only such program in the Texas Panhandle to hold accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Texas now requires that paramedics not only pass a pre-employment national registry exam, but that they graduate from a CAAHEP-accredited program before they even qualify to sit for the exam. That means AC is the only school in the Panhandle capable of producing professional paramedics.

Emergency Medical Services

What can you do with an Emergency Medical Services degree or certificate?


Professional paramedics and EMTs are at the forefront of the first-responders who jump into action when people need immediate emergency medical assistance. They care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls– performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. It is physically strenuous and can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.

Emergency Medical Services

Enter the Workforce with a Certificate or stack them to get your Degree

First Semester
EMSP-1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4 hrs
EMSP- 1455 Trauma Management 4 hrs
EMSP-1456 Patient Assessment & Airway Mgmt 4 hrs
Second Semester
EMSP 1149 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support 1 hr
EMSP-1266 Practicum- Field Experience I 2 hr
EMSP-2205 EMS Operations 2 hr
EMSP-2262 Clinical I 2 hr
First Semester
EMSP-1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4 hrs
EMSP- 1455 Trauma Management 4 hrs
EMSP-1456 Patient Assessment & Airway Mgmt 4 hrs
Second Semester
EMSP 1149 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support 1 hr
EMSP-1266 Practicum- Field Experience I 2 hr
EMSP-2205 EMS Operations 2 hr
EMSP-2262 Clinical I 2 hr
Third Semester
EMSP-2430 Special Populations 4 hrs
EMSP-2434 Medical Emergencies 4 hrs
EMSP-2444 Cardiology 4 hrs
EMSP-2237 Emergency Procedures 2 hrs
EMSP- 1147 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1 hr
EMSP-2135 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1 hr
Fourth  Semester
EMSP-2243 Assessment Based Mgmt 2 hrs
EMSP-2263 Clinical II 2 hrs
EMSP-2267 Practicum – Field Experience II 2hrs
First Semester
EMSP-1438 Introduction to Advanced Practice 4 hrs
EMSP- 1455 Trauma Management 4 hrs
EMSP-1456 Patient Assessment & Airway Mgmt 4 hrs
Second Semester
EMSP 1149 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support 1 hr
EMSP-1266 Practicum- Field Experience I 2 hr
EMSP-2205 EMS Operations 2 hr
EMSP-2262 Clinical I 2 hr
Third Semester
EMSP-2430 Special Populations 4 hrs
EMSP-2434 Medical Emergencies 4 hrs
EMSP-2444 Cardiology 4 hrs
EMSP-2237 Emergency Procedures 2 hrs
EMSP- 1147 Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1 hr
EMSP-2135 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1 hr
Fourth  Semester
EMSP-2243 Assessment Based Mgmt 2 hrs
EMSP-2263 Clinical II 2 hrs
EMSP-2267 Practicum – Field Experience II 2hrs
Fifth Semester
ENGL 1301    Composition I 3 hrs
PSYC 2301     General Psychology 3 hrs
MATH 1314   College Algebra 3 hrs
BIOL 2401     Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts 3 hrs
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communications 3 hrs