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    Lone Star College System
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Emergency Medical Services Professions



The Emergency Medical Services Professions Associate of Applied Science degree includes knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies under the supervision and direction of a physician. Graduates can expect career opportunities predominantly with transfer and emergency ambulance services.

Students successfully completing course work in this program are eligible to take National Registry exams. Advanced placement is available for EMT's, Advanced EMT and paramedics who are currently certified in the State of Texas and who enter the EMS professions program having taken approved EMS training courses for which college credit was not given. Contact the EMSP program director for additional information concerning advanced placement questions.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor, academic advisor, or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Selection Criteria for all Programs

There are different admission deadlines for the EMS programs at each campus. Please contact the program director for campus specific admission deadlines. The number of students is limited by spaces available for clinical experience in affiliated hospitals and EMS provider organizations. Competitive selection of students may be necessary if the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available.

Programs Offered

EMT is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris and LSC-Kingwood. The EMSP Intermediate Certificate (Advanced EMT Certification) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-North Harris. The EMSP Paramedic Certificate is offered at LSC-CyFair over three semesters and at LSC-Montgomery over four semesters, and at LSC-North Harris over five semesters. The EMSP AAS degree is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-North Harris.

General Admission Criteria

  1. Students must meet the basic requirements for admission to the Lone Star College (LSC) and apply to LSC.
  2. Admission to LSC does not constitute automatic acceptance into the EMSP program.

    3. Clinical facilities require students to successfully pass a background check, a drug screen, and possibly provide proof of additional immunizations including but not limited to:

  1. Annual seasonal flu vaccination
  2. Bacterial Meningitis vaccination
  • Applicants may also be required to show proof of medical insurance as required by clinical agencies. Student medical insurance is available through LSC.
  • Background checks are done through LSC approved background check vendors.
  • Additional program costs to be assumed by the student include but are not limited to: background check, drug screen, medical insurance, immunizations, uniforms, malpractice insurance, transportation to and from clinical sites, and skills examination fees, documentation fees, exam fees, skill testing fee.

    4. Admission to the EMSP program does not guarantee eligibility for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or certification by Texas Department of State Health Services.

  • Criminal background checks are part of the screening process conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services. As a result, some candidates may be ineligible for certification.
  • Candidates with concerns about their background check should contact the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin with their specific concerns. LSC personnel are unable to make any determinations as to a potential candidate's eligibility for certification.

    5. If at any time during enrollment in any LSC emergency medical services program a student is convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, the student must inform the director and clinical coordinator in writing and submit a current background check.

EMT (EMSP 1501/1160) Admission Requirements

  1. Apply for and be admitted to LSC.
  2. Present proof of successful completion of the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support CPR.
  3. Document immunization and/or laboratory report of immune serum antibody titer against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, mumps, measles, rubella, varicella, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C screening, and Bacterial Meningitis. Students are advised to contact individual programs for specific clinical requirements.
  4. Completed Physical Examination/Medical History form.
  5. Document negative results from a tuberculosis test (Mantoux) as defined by the clinical facilities. If the test is positive a chest x-ray is required and performed within the time limit established by the facility. Submit the radiology report with the immunization form. Gold Test results will be accepted.
  6. Enrollment into the EMT clinical course is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and drug screen (as required by clinical facilities) that is completed by a college approved vendor at the student's expense.

EMSP Intermediate Certificate (Advanced EMT), EMSP Paramedic Certificate, and AAS Requirements

  1. Apply for and be admitted to LSC.
  2. Students must make formal application to the EMSP department to pursue course work beyond EMSP 1501/EMSP 1160.
  3. Applicants who are currently certified at the EMT or EMT-Intermediate level or have completed EMSP 1501 - Emergency Medical Technician and EMSP 1160 - Clinical - EMT but who do not hold EMT certification may be provisionally accepted.
  4. Students are only accepted for advance coursework at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, and LSC-North Harris. Students should contact the program director for start dates. LSC-CyFair has an accelerated one year paramedic program that begins in the fall. LSC-Montgomery has an accelerated paramedic program that begins in June. 
  5. An application portfolio must be submitted according to the deadlines established by the EMSP department of each college program. The following should be included in the portfolio.
  • A completed application for admission.
  • Documentation of high school graduation or a GED.
  • Copies of all relevant academic transcripts: high school, college or university, military service schools, and other proprietary schools.
  • Documentation of EMT certification. Students who currently are enrolled in an EMT course or who have completed EMT course work and are engaged in the credentialing process should provide a statement to this effect.
  • Verification of immunization against TDaP, MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B and Bacterial Meningitis.
  • Negative results from a tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux or Gold) or chest x-ray performed within the last 12 months.
  • Present proof of successful completion of the American Heart Association's Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers and remain current throughout program enrollment.
  • A completed the physical examination/medical history form.
  • Copy of background check results from a LSC approved vendor.
  • Copy of Texas Driver's License or official state ID.
  1. Final acceptance into the program is contingent upon a satisfactory background check and drug screen (as required by clinical facilities) that is completed by a college approved agency at the student's expense. Clinical facilities may also require proof of personal medical insurance, and additional immunizations.
  2. Admission into the AAS degree plan requires college readiness as defined in the college catalog.  
  3. Students gaining admission will be notified at the conclusion of the application process.

Please visit the website at LoneStar.edu/ems-dept-Montgomery for additional information, including information on the hybrid program offered at Montgomery and upcoming information session dates. The Lone Star College-Montgomery 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 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 the eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). It is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation. Contact information for CoAEMSP:  8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; Phone: 214.703.8445; Fax: 214.703.8992; www.coaemsp.org

Please visit the website at LoneStar.edu/ems-dept-NorthHarris for additional information, including a downloadable application for the LSC-North Harris program. The LSC-North Harris EMS Professions Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). (www.coaemsp.org)​

LSC-CyFair offers a one year paramedic academy. Please visit the website at LoneStar. Edu/ems-dept-CyFair for additional information concerning the LSC-CyFair EMS program including a downloadable application. The LSC-CyFair EMSP Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). (www.coaemsp.org)

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