Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Program Description

This program’s coursework and hands-on experiences prepare students to administer care in emergency situations. Students will study anatomy and physiology. They will learn to conduct an initial patient assessment survey. This includes learning how to sort or triage patients to determine medical priorities. EMT students learn about airway management and how to administer oxygen therapy. They develop skills to respond quickly. The program covers bleeding control and shock management. Students will also learn about cardiac arrest and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Other skills include learning to assess and manage fractures and spinal injuries.

The EMT program prepares students for careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine. It enables graduates of the program to work as EMTs in a variety of settings. This may include laboratory-based, paid or unpaid work experiences for students.

Course Content

  • Legal and Ethical Behavior in Health Care
  • Pathophysiology Assessment & Management
  • Pharmacology Assessment & Management
  • Treatment Plan Implementation at EMT Level
  • Oxygenation & Ventilation of Patient
  • Use and Interpretation of Monitoring Devices
  • Theory/Concepts/Skills of Specialized Tools
  • Effective Communication

Business and Industry Partners

Harris County Emergency Services District · Harris Health System · Memorial Hermann Hospitals

College Partners

Lone Star College · Prairie View A&M University

Program of Study

Industry Certifications

  • Emergency Care Attendant (ECA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Possible Career Pathways

  • Therapeutic Services
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Support Services
  • Biotechnology Research and Development
  • EMT
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Critical Care Physician
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician Associate
  • Research Scientist (life sciences)
  • Scientific Laboratory Technician
  • Technical Brewer
  • Forensic Scientist

*Median Pay Per Year

*$26,740 – $114,520
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Website: bls.gov/ooh

*The wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. Median Pay Per Year range includes occupations listed on Bureau of Labor Statistics.

HS Endorsement: Public Service
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Principles of Health Science Medical Terminology Health Science (Clinical)
Anatomy and Physiology
Practicum in Health Science