Emergency Medical TechnicianAssociate in Applied Science Degree , Certification Program Available at: West CampusHelpful Links:Talk to an AdvisorCatalogAcademic CalendarCourse SchedulesDel Mar College uses the Texas Common Application.Clicking this link will take you to Becoming a VikingApply Online NowProgram OverviewThe Emergency Medical Services Professions program is based upon the National Standard Curricula promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation as specified by the Texas Department of State Health Services and the current demands of the Emergency Medical Services industry for certification of persons at the Emergency Care Attendant, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic levels.Additionally, the Emergency Medical Services Professions program offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree that meets the requirements of the Texas Department of State Health Services for designation as a Licensed Paramedic. Paramedic coursework (either Certificate or Associate Degree level) is only begun in the Fall (for daytime classes) and the Spring (for evening classes). Students must apply to be accepted into either the day or evening paramedic programs. Students should contact the Emergency Medical Services Professions program office to begin the application process, to confirm due dates for applications, and to check on schedules. All applicants must meet the specific admission requirements of the EMS program, as well as those for a regularly enrolled student, including assessments.Course Completion: Students who successfully complete the course(s) of study required by the Texas Department of State Health Services will be allowed to take the appropriate National Registry certification exam as developed by The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.NOTE: The Texas Department of State Health Services may not allow persons to test to receive certification or licensure if they have been convicted of certain crimes above the level of a Class “C” misdemeanor. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) arrests or convictions may preclude the candidate from certification, no matter the level of arrest or conviction. Students who have convictions of this nature should contact the program director prior to enrollment.