About the Academy


 In Memory of fallen HFD fire fighter DANIEL GROOVER



 EMS Courses - FALL 2014    


An Emergency Medical Services (EMS) practitioner performs entry- and advanced-level emergency care as it relates to assessment, treatment management and ongoing evaluation of the critically ill and injured patients. Specifically, the practitioner provides on-site medical care to emergency victims and transports them to area hospitals.

‌‌The practitioner must be emotionally stable and able to work under stress in life-threatenting situations; to have ability to respond quickly in demanding conditions; and make evaluations based on sensory information. Since the work is physically strenuous, the individual must be able to lift and carry heavy weights and possess manual dexterity.

A person entering this field tends toward activities of a humanitarian nature and prefers working directly with people.

The program is designed to orient students to entry and advanced-level as it relates to assessment, treatment, management, and ongoing evaluation of the critically ill and injured patients in their care.

 HCC EMS Academy

The Houston Community College's EMS Department has provided training to thousands of individuals since 1982.

The EMS Department is one of the most recognized and qualified programs in the State of Texas as it relates to pre-hospital education.‌

The Houston Community College Emergency Medical Services Program prepares students for careers in para-medicine, one of the most fast-paced and challenging jobs in the industry.

Recognized as an exemplary program by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

HCC’s Emergency Medical Services Program was the first program in the Texas Gulf Coast Consortium of Community Colleges to be Nationally Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

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‌‌CAAHEP Accreditation Logo

NREMT Recognition as Best Practices Training Program

State of the Industry Training Facility

The program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Service Profession (CoAEMSP). Successful program graduates are awarded a certificate of completion in addition to the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Degree, which enables them to qualify for licensure as an EMT paramedic with the Texas Department of Health.

EMS Course Dates & Times


FALL 2014 Class Schedule

CPR-AHA Health Care Professional






8:00am - 3:30pm




8:00am - 3:30pm




8:00am - 3:30pm




8:00am - 3:30pm




8:00am - 3:30pm


EMT-Basic Courses   *Hybrid = On-line Class / Skills Practical on Saturday's






9/06/2014 - 12/19/14

Sat 9am-4pm *



8/20/14 - 12/15/14

M/W 8AM - 4PM



9/02/14 - 12/18/14

M/T/TH   6pm - 10pm**



9/02/14 - 12/19/14

T/TH   8AM - 4pm


Paramedic I (AEMT)        * Hybrid = On-line Class / Skills Practical on Saturday’s

Para I (AEMT) - Hybrid/On-Line*

9/06/14 - 1/24/15

SAT-HYBRID  9am-4pm


Para I (AEMT)

9/03/14 - 1/24/15

M/W 8am-5pm


Para I (AEMT)

9/02/14 - 1/23/15

T/TH   8am-5pm



Paramedic II Completer

9/16/14 - 7/23/15

T/TH   8am-5pm


Orientation Dates: Codwell Rm 111

August 12, 10a-12n

August 21, 1-3p

August 26, 10a-12n

Paramedic II Completer Orientation Information

   *On-line Course    /    **Some Saturday Class Sessions


 HCCS EMS Program Course Costs



Clinical Training Sites


Allyn Medical Services
American Medical Response
Amestar EMS
City of Wharton EMS
CenterCommunity Fire Department
Cypress Fairbanks Medical
Harris County ESD 1
Harris County Hospital District
Houston Fire Department
Lake Jackson EMS
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital
Memorial Hermann Katy Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
North Channel Emergency Medical Services
Park Plaza Hospital (Tenet)
Spring Branch Medical Center
St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital
The Methodist Hospital
The University of Texas Health Science Center -Houston Medical School of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Village Fire Department
West Houston Medical Center
Westlake EMS
West University Place Fire Department
Williamson County EMS System

EMS Books

Students may order the EMS Program Text books by option(s) listed (MUST have the 1st day of class).

The HCCS  Katy Campus Book Store has limited EMS BOOKS STOCKED – Call to verify)

Publisher – Jones & Bartlett; Follow procedures listed below

  1.  Navigate TestPrep: EMT /  ISBN: 9780763795559
  2.  EMT-Basic Review Manual for National Certification

Available on-line at www.jbpub.com  (JB Publisher On-Line DISCOUNT Code = HC1EP)


AEMT – Intermediate/Paramedic REQUIRED TEXT BOOK(s):

  • Required 1st day of class.
  1. Mosby\’s Paramedic Textbook and Workbook Package, Fourth Edition / ISBN: 9780323072717

AEMT -  Required for AEMT Class EMSP 2338

  1. Publish eBook: AEMT Supplement – Houston Community College” / ISBN: 9781284002010

Optional Books

  • AEMT-Intermediate/Paramedic OPTIONAL BOOKS:
  1. JB TestPrep: Paramedic Success / ISBN: 9780763757847

EMS Uniforms

HCCS EMS Uniform Regulations

This section establishes specific regulations for wearing uniforms and related equipment. EMS students shall wear only those uniform items officially sanctioned by the HCCS EMS Training Program.

Official Uniform and Equipment
Students must purchase uniform for classroom and clinical use. The style and manner in which any uniform or equipment item is worn, carried and/or used shall be designated in this HCC EMS Program Code of Conduct 6.2013

The official uniform of an HCC trainee shall consist of the following:

  • Uniform pants
  • Blue HCC EMS T-shirt**
  • Uniform long-sleeved shirt or short sleeved shirt with an HCC EMS Program Patch**
  • Black socks at least mid calf high. No anklets. (No visible skin.)
  • All leather Black Belt. No metal belt buckles.
  • Black boots ONLY (No shoes or sneakers)
  • HCC EMS Student ID Tag**
  • Watch with a second hand, your cell phone will not work for this
  • Navy Blue Windbreaker with HCC patch**


Uniform Maintenance
Students shall be responsible for keeping all uniform articles clean and in good repair. Uniform shirts are to be kept clean and pressed.

Uniform pants will be kept clean and pressed. They will be plain bottom leg, hemmed no shorter than to the top of the back of the shoe. Pants will be worn at the natural waist line, not on the hips, with the HCC uniform belt.

Name Tags
Students shall wear the issued name tag affixed to the front of the uniform shirt/jacket. Students shall wear name tags at all times when wearing the uniform.

Purchase HCCS EMS Program Uniform from:

Lone Star Uniforms
North Location:
8430 N Sam Houston Pkwy W
Houston, TX 77064
Phone: (832) 237-8000

Downtown Location:
1314 Houston-Avenue
Houston, TX 77007

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