Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

The Emergency Medical Services profession includes four levels: Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, and Paramedic. The TEEX/ESTI EMS Program offers courses that prepare graduates for certification, by examination, from the National Registry of EMT’s at the EMR, EMT, and Paramedic level. All instructors have years of experience as EMTs and paramedics and use currently educational best practice methodologies.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The primary focus of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

Paramedic

The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

TEEX offers slow and fast paced courses for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. Learn more about the course offerings.

The TxDOT Rural/Frontier EMS Education Grant is available to improve accessibility of training in remote areas.


The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Paramedic 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

CoAEMSP
8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
www.coaemsp.org 

2016 CoAEMSP Report

EMS Resources

Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.



Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Basic, Intermediate, and Paramedic EMS Courses

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

ESTI

EMS100

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS110

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS115

Emergency Medical Technician Basic

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS130

Paramedic

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS135

Paramedic

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS500

EMS Customized Course

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS510

Continuing Education

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

LET580

Field Training Officer

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

LET581

Field Training Officer (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

LET585

First Line Supervisor

Face-to-Face

Continuing EMS Education

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

ESTI

9P3131

Medical Team Specialist - Instructor-Led Training

Face-to-Face

ESTI

AWR111

Internet-Basic Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Concepts for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) Events

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Online

ESTI

AWR314

Medical Countermeasures Awareness for Public Health Emergencies

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Online

ESTI

EMS200

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS285

Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS)

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS520

NREMT Skills Remediation - Basic

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS533

EMT Paramedic Remedial Course NREMT Refresher Training

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS905

TEEX Preceptor Training

Online

ESTI

MGT319

Medical Countermeasures: Point of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

PRT

MGT341

Disaster Preparedness for Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

ESTI

MGT348

Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

ESTI

MGT439

Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

ESTI

PER211

Medical Management of CBRNE Events

DHS/FEMAGSAVeterans
Face-to-Face

Leader/Preparedness Courses

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

ESTI

9P3131

Medical Team Specialist - Instructor-Led Training

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS850

Ambulance Strike Team / Task Force Leader

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

LET580

Field Training Officer

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

LET581

Field Training Officer (Online)

Online

PUBLICSAFETY

LET585

First Line Supervisor

Face-to-Face

PUBLICSAFETY

LET705

Reality Based Training Instructor

Face-to-Face

National Registry Exams

Division Course Number Title Description Funding Option Delivery Type

ESTI

EMS520

NREMT Skills Remediation - Basic

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS533

EMT Paramedic Remedial Course NREMT Refresher Training

Face-to-Face

ESTI

EMS930

NREMT Practical Exam

ESTI

EMS938

National Registry Exam Skills Review

Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Contact Information

EMS Programs

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Email: ems@teex.tamu.edu
Phone: (979) 458-2998

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