Emergency Medical Technician

Emergency Medical Technician

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certification Program

Available at: West Campus

Two EMT students are putting a fake dummy doll on a stretcher and practicing regular procedures.

Program Overview

The Emergency Medical Services Professions (EMSP) 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, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic levels.

Additionally, the EMSP 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 EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT and Paramedic programs.

Contact the EMSP program office at 361-698-1895 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 EMSP program, as well as those for a regularly enrolled Del Mar College student, including assessments.

2018 3rd Quarter - 2019 2nd quarter NREMT Pass Rates*

Exam  Students Attempted  Pass Rate
Paramedic (Del Mar) 11    100% (11)
Paramedic (National)   9,418    85% (8,013) 

2019 1st Quarter - 2019 2nd quarter NREMT Pass Rates*

Exam  Students Attempted  Pass Rate
EMT (Del Mar) 20    100% (20)
EMT (National)   16,993    80% (13,614)

* Pass Rate = Number and percent of those who attempt the NREMT exam and pass on the first, second or third attempt.

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.



Our program is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; (214) 703-8445; Fax (214) 703-8992. www.coaemsp.org). Accreditation #600063.

Contact Information

CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; (214) 703-8445; Fax (214) 703-8992; www.coaemsp.org.

Page last updated July 22, 2019.

Contact Information

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

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

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