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Emergency Medical Services

Bldg. X, Room X1082

College Credit

College credit is granted for all course work successfully completed through Brookhaven College for the EMT Basic, Paramedic or Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine. If a student has previously earned a minimum of the EMT Basic Certification, non college credit, whether it was at an independent or fire service-based EMS school, a high school, another agency, or out-of-state, college credit may be awarded via credit-by-exam.


Courses Eligible for Credit-By-Exam

The following are courses that are eligible for credit-by-exam

Note: DCCCD policy allows credit-by-exam to be attempted only once per eligible EMSP course.

Texas Certification Requirement

Students who have EMT-Basic certification from another state may enroll in the paramedic courses, but must become certified in the State of Texas before the start of clinical internships of the paramedic course.

25 Percent Requirement at Brookhaven College

Students wishing to transfer previous credit to Brookhaven College for the Associate in Applied Science – Paramedicine, must complete 25 percent of the program curriculum at Brookhaven College. Evaluation of support courses for the AAS degree in paramedicine is done in the Brookhaven College Admissions Office. Degree planning for the support courses can be done in the Advising and Counseling Center.

Skills Demonstration After Exam

  1. After you pass the exam(s), you will make an appointment to demonstrate the technical skills associated with the course work for which you are receiving credit. The skills evaluations will take place at the Brookhaven College EMS Office.
    NOTE:Students who have a current EMS instructor license and currently teach EMT/Paramedic skills may have the skills-demonstration waived. Check with the EMS program director for the most current policy.
  2. When you pass the skills-demonstration portion of the course, you will need to enroll in the next available clinical class: ambulance ride-outs and hospital rotations.
    NOTE: Students who have been practicing as EMTs or paramedics for at least three years may have the clinical portion waived. Check with the EMS program director for the most current policy.