The Emergency Medical Service programs at Grayson College offer three levels of EMS education: the EMT Certificate of Completion, the Paramedic Certificate of Completion, and the Associate of Applied Science in Paramedicine.
At each program level, students gain additional knowledge and skills to enable them to function in clinical and field settings with physicians, nurses, firefighters and other healthcare professionals. In the classroom, students learn about anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology of diseases, traumatic injuries, pharmacology and cardiac care of all age groups. Students acquire practical and field skills through laboratory practice, simulation, clinical experience in hospitals and experience with EMS providers. EMS personnel must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED.
Successful completion of an EMS Program will prepare the student for the National Registry Certification exam, to obtain state licensure, and to work as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic.
Detailed information about the program is provided in an information packet, available by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. This packet will be sent to the applicant via email. Completion of this information packet is required for all applicants to the program. More information about applying to the program and the selection process can be found on the Future Students page.
The Grayson College EMS Education Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) with the goal "To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels."Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs