Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

EMT-Basic

The Emergency Medical Technician - Basic program is a pre-requisite for our Paramedic program. Admission is a selective process. The admissions procedure is outlined in the Emergency Medical Services Professions admissions packet. Email emsprogram@delmar.edu to request a packet or you can pick one up in our office, Del Mar College - West Campus, 4101 Old Brownsville Road, in the Public Safety Building.

Students must have TSI levels of Reading level 3, English level 3, Math level 2 and show proof of successful completion of an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers course. AHA BLS CPR courses will be offered before the start of each semester for those students who do not possess the proper CPR credentials.

Admission packet deadlines

  • Deadline for Fall 2019 is Thursday, August 1, 2019.
  • Deadline for Spring 2020 is Thursday December 5, 2019.
  • Deadline for Summer 2020 is Friday, May 1, 2020.

Our next AHA BLS CPR classes will be scheduled in July 2019, date and time to be determined.

Paramedic

Admission into the Advanced EMT/Paramedic program at Del Mar College is a selective process. Students must successfully complete Human A & P 1 and be EMT certified by NREMT. The admissions procedure is outlined in the Emergency Medical Services Professions admissions packet. Email emsprogram@delmar.edu to request a packet or you can pick one up in our office, Del Mar College - West Campus, 4101 Old Brownsville Road, in the Public Safety Building.

Advanced programs are started twice a year, during summer and fall (Fasttrack) semesters. To be considered for admission into either the summer or fall program, applicants must submit their completed admissions packets.

Admission packet deadlines

  • Deadline for Fall 2019 is Thursday, August 1, 2019.
  • Deadline for Summer 2020 is Friday, May 1, 2020.

JCAHO Requirements

Prior to starting clinical rotations, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requires that all students enrolling in the EMS program must:

  • Have a current Tuberculosis test (no more than six (6) months old). Students who prove to be “positive” for TB may have to delay starting their clinical rotations until they are determined to be non-infectious. (approximately $15.00). 
  • Have completed the Hepatitis B series (3) of inoculations. (approximately $180.00).
  • Submit current immunization records showing that all immunizations are current - MMR series (2), Varicella Series (2), Influenza (if attending program August-May), TDAP within the past 10 years. Fees for records are usually minimal. If immunizations are not current, fees are determined for the specific immunization(s) needed. 
  • Submit a criminal background check.
  • Submit a drug screening. (DO NOT complete lab portion until notified by Clinical Coordinator.)

Page last updated May 22, 2019.

Contact Information

Public Safety Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1724
publicsafety@delmar.edu

Location
West Campus
Public Safety Complex
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405


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