EMS Technician

Program Summary

The Hill College Emergency Medical Services EMS Professions goal is "to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels." EMTs and paramedics provide life support to patients and emergency medical care with ambulance services or specialized services. They may work in an emergency department or a fire department, but most importantly, the certification aims to provide care in the pre-hospital field.

Hill College is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to help students get a jump start on their careers. With a hands-on, state-approved curriculum, students are given experience exceeding what a classroom alone can teach.


EMSP Education Plan

Emergency Medical Services
Certificate of Technology
51 Credit Hours

Emergency Medical Services
Associate of Applied Science
60 Credit Hours

Syllabus Search

Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.

Upon graduation and successful completion of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic training, upon successful completion of National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician testing and certification with the Texas Department of State Health Human Services/EMS graduates are eligible to seek employment opportunities working with fire departments, emergency and non-emergency ambulance services, hospitals or specialized facilities related to the medical profession.

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CAAHEP Accreditation

The Hill College Emergency Medical Services Profession 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).”

To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX 214.703.8992


CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2021.

CAAHEP Accreditation Report

Graduation Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 Totals
# of Graduates


13 14 10 43
# of Graduates Attempting


13 14 10 43

# passing 1st attempt


9 11 4 26

# passing subsequent attempts


4 1 5 14

Total Passing to Date


13 12 9 40

Currently Employed

6 13 14 9 42

NREMT/State Written Exam



85.7% 90% 86.5%




71.4% (14/4) 73.7%

Positive (Job) Placement *

100% 100% 100% 90% 97.5%

* of those who became certified

The results are published to comply with the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions Standard V.A.H.

EMS Student Handbooks and EMS Functional Position

EMS Functional Position
Printable version

Students with Criminal Backgrounds

For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

All EMSP Student Requirements

  1. Hill College Application submitted
  2. EMSP Application submitted
  3. High School Transcript or GED
  4. Official College Transcripts
  5. Immunizations
    1. 2 MMR’s
    2. 2 Varicella's (Chicken Pox)
    3. 3 Hepatitis B Series (3 injections)
    4. 1 Tetanus within last 7
    5. 1 Tdap as an adult (if the Tdap is within 7 years at time of enrollment Tetanus not needed)
    6. Seasonal Influenza – example: Fall 2019 entry (immunization date between October 2019 – September 2020). Spring Entry (immunization date between October 2019 –February 2020)
    7. 2 step TB results must be completed within 2 weeks and must be less than 6 months old at time of registration in an EMSP
  6. Major Medical Insurance
  7. CPR – BLS Provider American Heart Association
  8. Pay for Drug Test and Background– must pay and submit payment receipt to EMSP department prior to first class day.
    1. SurScan.com
    2. Cost to student:
      1. Drug Test - $45.20. Client name: Hill
Background - $32.50. Client name: Hill


EMT Basic Program Information

Updated:  11/10/2022

Fall Entry 2023

  • Night Class - Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Clinical: Scheduled through a scheduling program

2 Grey Polo’s, 2 navy or black EMS style or Dickies pants, Solid black shoes/boots, black belt, 2 Hill College Grey EMT undershirts, a watch with a second hand/second counter.

EMT Basic Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
11th Edition
Flipped Classroom
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
ISBN 9781284484212

Hill College
EMT-Basic Estimated Cost 
Estimate Cost for the 6-hour  EMT-BAsic
Tuition In District Tuition Out of District Books FISDAP (Clinical Scheduler1 Other costs
 1 &2
National Registry Testing 3
Subtotal $649.00 $763.00 $171.50 $31.50
Total Program Cost $1279.50 $1393.50

These costs are estimate only.  There could be other fees added at the time of registration not listed above.

1 - FISDAP is added to the Tuition as a fee.
2 - Drug testing and background check requirements are out of pocket.
3 - Out of pocket expense.

Paramedic Program Information

2 Grey Polo’s, 2 navy or black EMS style or Dickies pants, Solid black shoes/boots, black belt, 2 Hill College Grey EMT undershirts, a watch with a second hand/second counter.

Nancy Caroline's Emergency:  Care in the Street
8th Edition
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Navigate 2 Preferred Access
ISBN:  978-1-28-413723-1

Paramedic Cardiology

Basic Arrhythmias Plus MyBRADYLab with Pearson eText - Access Card Package,
8th Edition By Gail Walraven
Date: Dec 16, 2016 by Pearson.
ISBN-10: 0-13-470107-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-470107-3
Copyright: 2017

Estimate Cost Certificate of Technology- Paramedic (51 hours ) 4
Tuition In District Tuition Out of District Books FISDAP (Clinical Scheduler Other costs National Registry Testing 2
Subtotal $3893.00 $4596.00 $438.00 $31.50 $161.50 $266.00
Required academic course work to complete the Certificate of Technology
BIOL2401 $431.00 $507.00 $335.75
BIOL 2402 $431.00 $507.00
A&P I Lab Manual $67.25
A&P II Lab Manual $67.25
Subtotal $862.00 $1014.00 $470.25
Recommended academic courses to complete the
Associate of Applied Science Degree - Paramedic (60 hour)
PSYC 2301 $327.00 $384.00 $93.50
ENGL 1301 $327.00 $384.00 $93.50
ENGL 2311 3 $327.00 $384.00 $171.50
Subtotal $981.00 $1152.00 $315.00
Estimated Total Cost Associate of Applied Science Degree - Paramedic
In District Out of District
Total Program Cost $7418.25 $8444.25

These costs are estimate only.  There could be other fees added at the time of registration not listed above.
There will be a $25.00 per course fee for course evaluation for those students who did not receive college credit for their EMT course as long as they hold a valid Texas EMT –B certification. 

1 The Paramedic program is a specialized entry program.  Contact the EMSP program for further entry information.

2 Item not covered by Financial Aid.
3 Specialized permission required

4 51 Credit hours include the 6 hour EMT-Basic course previously completed.


EMS Program Coordinator
Bobby Goolsby, EMT-LP

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