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The Brookhaven College Emergency Medical Services Education program is dedicated to student success and committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of education and training in emergency medical service. The EMS program goal is to create responsible, caring and competent emergency medical services professionals through the professionalism and aptitude of our instructors.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education program has training for EMT and Paramedic certifications and also offers a unique opportunity to earn an associate degree in paramedicine.
Both EMT and Paramedic courses include classroom instruction, hospital rotations with emphasis on emergency department experience and emergency ambulance experience. Classes are scheduled on a “fire department” shift-based format (A-, B-, or C-shifts) as well as a nighttime class that meets four nights per week and every other Saturday. They are designed to prepare you to provide basic and advanced prehospital care to emergency patients. Skills lab time includes a cadaver lab, vehicle extrication day, helicopter landing zone class and wilderness rescue day.
Actual length of time to complete certificates or the associate degree depends on factors such as semester and length of course and whether a course is taken in spring, summer or fall; in the daytime or at night; or as a regular or fast-track class. Brookhaven’s EMT program is one semester and there are no college prerequisites. The Paramedic program takes seven and a half months fast-track to twelve and a half months in night classes to complete.
Please contact the Brookhaven College EMS Education department to devise the best strategy for your educational goals and for other prerequisites.
Liability Insurance: All students, once admitted, are required to purchase professional liability insurance unless provided by employer with a letter on file. Students cannot attend clinical without professional liability insurance that is valid throughout the course. The cost is to be announced in class.
End-of-Course Outcomes: Students will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and apply for Texas Department of State Health Services certification.
Acceptance to Brookhaven College’s EMS program is on a first-come, first-served basis without regards to professional affiliation.
Get more information on the Emergency Medical Services Education Program,
including the Paramedic and EMT programs, admission requirements, national registry exam and FAQs.
Students in the EMS program pay tuition to Brookhaven College along with various other fees (including fees for Texas Department of State Health Services registration and National Registry of EMTs testing).
Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours. Firefighters may be eligible for tuition waiver under state regulations.
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Faculty members have relevant academic degrees, certifications and professional experience so they can relate to challenges you’ll face on the job. Instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in your training and career. See profiles of Brookhaven College
EMS faculty members
Brookhaven College’s EMS program is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an initial and continuing EMS education provider.
The EMS program is located in Brookhaven’s Science and Allied Health (X) building, also housing other health career programs such as Nursing and Radiological Sciences and science programs such as chemistry and biology.
The building is the only facility in the North Texas area and one of the few in the country to have been built specifically for an EMS training program. Specific components include:
Brookhaven College’s Continuing Education Division also offers noncredit classes in
emergency medical skills certifications for EMTs, paramedics, physicians, nurses and other allied medical personnel, as well as the
National Registry Exam for EMTs.