LP Research Resources December 9, 2016

Galveston College Paramedic Training Program

Galveston College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to paramedic.  Galveston College offers a beautiful campus in Galveston, Texas. Portions of the campus are on Pelican Island and the city of Galveston is surrounded by water. The college offers an associate of science degree program as well as a certificate program for paramedics.

Program Information

The  program offered through Galveston College is 53 credit hours, which take place in 5 semesters. The course begins in the fall and runs through the summer. Students can expect classroom lectures, clinicals, and EMS field experience.

Program Prerequisites

Students interested in the paramedic training program will first need to meet the requirements for admission into the college. Admission into Galveston does not guarantee a spot in the paramedic training program. Program checklists are available through the admissions office. This includes a degree plan through the counseling office. The degree courses must include an overall GPA of 2.0.  A grade of “C” or better is required in the general education courses. Math and Science courses must be completed within five years of acceptance into the EMS courses and a medical terminology course must be taken prior to entrance into the paramedic program as well.

EMS training graduates fill a vital role in the community and the paramedic training courses require healthy candidates. Students must have a completed physical examination, TB test, Immunizations, including a Hepatitis B series, and must have certification through the American Heart Health Care. A complete background check and drug screening through the college, paid for by the student, is also required.

Contact Information

For more information and to learn how to enroll at Galveston College, contact the  program director at (409)944-1494 or by email at rprue@gc.edu.