Emergency Medical Technician Certificate - Dual Credit Program

The EMT Level I Certificate Program offers initial training designed to prepare those who plan to work in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine as an EMS provider, firefighter, industrial medical technician, safety technician, law enforcement or other areas in public services.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in accordance with the current guidelines of the credentialing agency.
  • Apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry.
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.

Career Information

According to the 2024 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Outlook the job outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians will increase 5% from 2022 – 2032 faster than the average for all occupations.

Lamar State College Port Arthur's program is designed to support the local opportunities for Emergency Medical Technicians - Basic so that our students can enter the workforce as soon as possible. The DOL provides the estimated annual salary for Emergency Medical Technicians within Texas on average is $36,900.  The salary may range dependent upon the city you are working in as well as certifications, additional skills, and years of experience in the profession.  


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology I (lecture) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy and Physiology I (lab) 1
EMSP 1260 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology/Technician 2
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 5
HITT 1305 Medical Terminology I 3
Total   15

Is there a certification offered?

Upon successful completion of all courses, students are eligible to apply to take a national exam and the state certification examination through the Texas Department of State Health Services. Additional requirements to be eligible to take the exams may apply.

What does an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic do?

An Emergency Medical Technician – Basic assesses injuries and administers basic medical care. May also transport injured or sick individuals to medical facilities.

How long does it take to complete my program?

The Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Program is a Level I Certificate program and can be completed in one semester.


We encourage students to get involved in our Allied Health Society. This organization joins the various programs represented in the Allied Health Department into one united group. The group seeks to promote a positive image of our various programs but more so serve our community through various volunteer opportunities available during the school year.

Program pending approval of The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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