Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate

Available at: Windward 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 of 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 361-698-1724 to begin the application process, confirm due dates for applications, and check on schedules. All applicants must meet specific admission requirements of the EMSP program, as well as those for a regularly enrolled Del Mar College student.

Program goals

  • “To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.”

To see Frequently Asked Questions for this program, click here.


NREMT Pass Rates

Description 2020 2021 2022
Number of Students 41 76 34
Written Exam Attempt 92% 97.6% 100%
Psychomotor Exam Success 100% 100% 100%

Program Retention Rates

Year Percentage
2020 100%
2021 100%
2022 92%

Job Placement Rates

Description 2020 2021 2022
Placement in Related Field 97.6% 100% 100%
Placement in Unrelated Field 0 0 0
Unknown 2 0 0


  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Successfully completed 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.


The Del Mar College paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Contact Information

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

CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

As required by 34 CFR 668.43(c): Del Mar College has not yet made the determination if the curriculum of this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any U.S. Territory or state other than Texas.


Page last updated April 16, 2024.

Contact Information

Public Service
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1724
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Windward Campus
Public Safety Complex
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

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