About the Academy

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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EMS Course Dates & Times

EMS Course Dates & Times

FALL 2014 Class Schedule

CPR-AHA Health Care Professional

Dates

Day/Times

Campus

CPR-HCP/AHA  

8/8/14

8:00am - 3:30pm

NE-Codwell

CPR-HCP/AHA 

8/16/14

8:00am - 3:30pm

Katy

CPR-HCP/AHA

8/23/14

8:00am - 3:30pm

NE-Codwell

CPR-HCP/AHA

TBA

8:00am - 3:30pm

 

CPR-HCP/AHA

TBA

8:00am - 3:30pm

 

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

       

EMT-BASIC  / HYBRID*

9/06/2014 - 12/19/14

Sat 9am-4pm *

CODWELL

EMT-Basic

8/20/14 - 12/15/14

M/W 8AM - 4PM

CODWELL

EMT-Basic

9/02/14 - 12/18/14

M/T/TH   6pm - 10pm**

CODWELL

EMT-Basic

9/02/14 - 12/19/14

T/TH   8AM - 4pm

KATY

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

CODWELL

Para I (AEMT)*

9/03/14 - 1/24/15

M/W 8am-5pm

KATY

Para I (AEMT)*

9/02/14 - 1/23/15

T/TH   8am-5pm

CODWELL

PARAMEDIC COMPLETER COURSE

Paramedic II Completer

9/16/14 - 7/23/15

T/TH   8am-5pm

CODWELL

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

*Paramedic 1 course formally known as AEMT (Advanced EMT)

 

HCCS EMS Program Course Costs

 

 

EMS Courses Required 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:

 

EMT-Basic:

EMT – Basic OPTIONAL BOOKS:

  1. Navigate TestPrep: EMT /  ISBN: 9780763795559 http://www.jblearning.com/cart/Default.aspx?bc=9555-9&coupon=HC1EP
  2. EMT-Basic Review Manual for National Certification (ISBN-13:9780763744663)

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

 

Paramedic I (AEMT – Intermediate)

Paramedic II  - REQUIRED TEXT BOOK's):

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

Paramedic 1 (AEMT) -  Required for AEMT Class EMSP 2338

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

Optional Books

  • Paramedic I & Paramedic II (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**

**ITEMS MUST BE PURCHASED FROM LONESTAR UNIFORM

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

 

Accreditation

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.

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