• Emergency Medical Technician

    Associate in Applied Science Degree , Certification Program

    Available at: West Campus
    Del Mar College uses the Texas Common Application.
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    Program Overview

    The Emergency Medical Services Professions program is based upon the National Standard Curricula promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation as specified by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the current demands of the Emergency Medical Services industry for certification of persons at the Emergency Care Attendant, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic levels.

    Additionally, the Emergency Medical Services Professions program offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree that meets the requirements of the Texas Department of State Health Services for designation as a Licensed Paramedic. Paramedic coursework (either Certificate or Associate Degree level) is offered in the summer and fall all classes are offered in the day time. Students must apply to be accepted into the paramedic programs. Students should contact the Emergency Medical Services Professions program office to begin the application process, to confirm due dates for applications, and to check on schedules. All applicants must meet the specific admission requirements of the EMS program, as well as those for a regularly enrolled student, including assessments.

    Fall 2016 NREMT Pass Rates

    Exam Students Attempted First Attempt Pass 
    EMT-Basic (Del Mar) 30 87% (26)
    EMT-Basic (National) 15,380 73% (11,256)
    Paramedic (Del Mar) 10 60% (6)
    Paramedic (National) 2,043 75% (1,532)


    Course Completion: Students who successfully complete the course(s) of study required by the Texas Department of State Health Services will be allowed to take the appropriate National Registry certification exam as developed by The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.


    • You must be at least 18 years old.
    • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
    • Successfully complete a DSHS approved EMS training course.
    • Submit a completed EMS Personnel Certification application and fee.
    • Pass the National Registry exam.
    • Submit fingerprints for Texas/FBI criminal history check.
    • Paramedic licensure applicants are required to follow the steps above and submit proof of either a two-year EMS degree or a four-year degree in any field.