Emergency Medical Services students in front of helicopter

Emergency Medical Services

Certificate Continuing Ed Technical Degree

When the next 911 call comes through, will you be the one rushing to the scene? If you’re looking to build a rewarding career — and save lives in the process — get the hands-on, real-world training you need with a degree in emergency medical services from San Jac.

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

With a degree or certificate in emergency medical services, you can find a career as a:
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Helicopter or Fixed-Wing Air Ambulance Service Provider
  • Public Agency Employee

Earning Potential

Emergency Medical Technicians: $36,547
Paramedics: $40,495 
For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.


North Campus


Emergency Health, Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Ed

If you looking to to further your career in emergency health, San Jac's program with provide you with the certifications and training necessary.

Earn your initial certification and recertification in CPR with our CPR Healthcare Providers course or earn your state license as a paramedic with our RN to Paramedic course, offered both online and with a clinical professional.

Length Varies
The Continuing Education Division at San Jac offers you a variety of noncredit courses for workforce training and lifelong learning.

Emergency Medical Services, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares you for an entry-level career.Are you steady under pressure and calm in a crisis? Learn how to put these skills to work saving lives in a program with hands-on training in a hospital and ambulance setting.
Length 2.5 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in five terms.

Emergency Medical Services, Level 2 Certificate of Technology

The Certificate of Technology prepares you for the degree program, an entry-level career, or advancement in your current career. Whether you’re looking for a high-octane career as a SWAT Tactical Medic or a steady future as a private Emergency Medical Technician, this certificate can help you get there.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying part-time, you can complete the 44 credits for this certificate in four terms.
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Related Programs

With more than a dozen programs available in the health sciences, you’re sure to find your passion at San Jac. Check out these related programs for inspiration.

From A.A.S. to EMT

Emergency medical services programs at San Jac are multifaceted and focused on experiential learning. In each class, students explore not only the inner workings of the human body, but also leadership, medical values, and teamwork.
Emergency Medical Services Maternity Patient
Developing a paramedic is a team effort, and we are blessed to have a remarkable team.”
Kristine Kern
Instructor and Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services
As a leader in the emergency medical services department, Kern has seen firsthand what it takes to make great paramedics. And with strong support at the college and clinical learning settings, these students are stepping up to the challenge.

Contact Us

Reach out to learn more about the admissions process, program requirements, and career opportunities in emergency medical services, or fill out our online Interest Form.
Sylvia Gallegos
Prog Dir, Emergency Med Svcs
(281) 998-6150x7741
Kristine Kern
Instructor/Clinical Coord, EMS
(281) 998-6150x7866