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Degree, Certificate and Certification Options in EMS Education

Please note that there are various options for emergency services education training, including credit and continuing education certifications, as well as an associate degree, various certificates and certifications. Check with an advisor at the college you plan to attend to make sure that you choose the best option for your planned career path.

Brookhaven College Emergency Medical Services Education

Degrees and Certificates for College Credit

Brookhaven’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program has training for EMT and Paramedic certifications and also offers a unique opportunity to earn an associate degree in paramedicine. Credit awards include:

Acceptance to Brookhaven College’s EMS program is on a first-come, first-served basis without regards to professional affiliation. All Paramedic classes include ACLS, PEPP, AMLS and PHTLS certifications, as well as cadaver lab.  

Get more information about Brookhaven College’s Emergency Medical Services education program.

Continuing Education EMS Certifications

Brookhaven College’s Continuing Education Division also offers several noncredit emergency medical skills certifications, as well as the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exam, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, AMLS, PHTLS and BCLS (CPR).  

El Centro College

Paramedic Certification 

El Centro College offers a Paramedic certificate program for college credit:

Priority acceptance for this Paramedic Certificate program is given to area EMS agency personnel. Civilian applicants are accepted to the program after those agency needs are met, typically allowing eight to 20 spaces for non-EMS-employed individuals. The Paramedic program includes ACLS, PEPP/PALS and ITLS certifications, as well as cadaver lab. 

Continuing Education EMT Training

El Centro College also offers an EMT program for continuing education units. Credit for the EMT course is awarded after successful completion of the Paramedic course.

Get more information about the Emergency Medical Services education programs at El Centro College

Richland College

EMT-Emergency Medical Technician  


Richland College offers a Continuing Education EMT-Emergency Medical Technician certificate program, registered with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).