Explore Academic Programs - EMT/Paramedic

The Paramedicine program is designed to prepare students to deliver emergency patient care in the pre-hospital setting. Central Texas College has been preparing individuals to enter the field of pre-hospital care since August 1983. CTC Offers one of only 51 accredited EMS programs in the state of Texas. Our graduates work around the world and make valuable contributions to the quality of pre-hospital care. Some graduates have continued the training in the medical profession and are now physicians. Our program prepares students to work in a variety of settings including fire departments, city-based EMS services, county-based EMS services, 911 EMS services, EMS transfer services, flight-based EMS services, hospitals and various other medical facilities. Our courses are offered in a lecture or online format as well as hands-on patient care led by dedicated EMS faculty.

The Paramedicine program is offered to qualified candidates seeking a career in the EMS profession. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry exam becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) or Paramedic in the state of Texas, or any National Registry state. Central Texas College offers the EMT and the Paramedic as Certificates of Completion and/or an Associate of Applied Science degree in paramedicine.  For more information on National Registry states follow visit The EMS Compact.

Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates


Potential Earnings: $32,670 annually

Market Growth Rate: faster on average, than other occupations (24%)


Potential Earnings: faster on average than other occupations (24%)

Market Growth Rate $38,936-56,310 annually


Potential Earnings: $46,870 annually

Market Growth Rate: faster on average than other occupations (14%)

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Degrees and Certificates

Through coursework, students are prepared for the National Registry to become certified as an EMT and Paramedic. Students may complete a Certificate of Completion or an Associate of Applied Science degree program.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate program is one semester consisting of five credit hours. Students learn the fundamental and basic level skills for a career in emergency medical services as an EMT. Upon completion of the coursework, students are eligible to test the National Registry exam at the EMT level. The EMT certification must be acquired prior to entering the advanced training.

Paramedic is 4 semesters after EMT certification.

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Emergency Medical Technology (AAS)
60 credit hours, two years full time
 Central Campus Day
EMT-Paramedic (CC)
36 credit hours, four semesters
 Central Campus Day
Course Descriptions

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Office: 254-526-1266

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