Emergency Medical Technician / Paramedic

Program Type: Face-to-Face
Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: First Responders Academy
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC
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What is the EMT program?

To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

What will I learn?

You will learn the skills to provide lifesaving care for patients who are ill or injured. You’ll be able to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac and trauma emergencies. Paramedics provide more advanced life support than EMTs, with the training to administer medications orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.

What are our program outcomes?

For NREMT exam pass rates, retention, and positive placement averages review our Paramedic Program Outcomes CAAHEP.pdf

What can I do with this course of study?

An EMT-Basic certification prepares you to care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients to the hospital under the direction of more highly trained medical personnel. An AAS Degree is required for paramedics who wish to obtain a paramedic licensure from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

The program is a pathway to a variety of careers in medicine, including nurses, physicians, physician assistants, dispatchers, instructors or emergency medical equipment sales. You can also use the program to evaluate your interest in healthcare before training as a nurse, physician or other healthcare worker.

What is special about the program?

The Emergency Medical Services degree program offers the only AAS Paramedic Degree in the San Antonio metropolitan area. The program also offers a college Certificate Level II in Paramedic and an Occupational Skills Award Certificate in EMT-Basic. An AAS degree is often an advantage in hiring and promotion processes. Some fire and EMS agencies offer incentive pay for AAS degree holders.


The San Antonio College A.A.S. degree and Certificate Level II programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP).

9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
P: (727) 210-2350
F: (727) 210-2354

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

Contact Us

Rolando Barrientez
Law Enforcement Academy & Emergency Medical Services
(210) 486-0987

Jeff Bailey
Program Coordinator
Nursing Allied Health Complex (NAHC 103)
(210) 486-1536

Jamie Powell
NAHC 111
(210) 486-1507

First Responders Academy - Main Office
NAHC 105
(210) 486-1692

Summer Office Schedule

Monday - Remote Work
Tuesday - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday - 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Campus Closed

William Lawson
(210) 486-1539

Robert Dixon
NAHC 111
(210) 486-1533