Application Process for EMT Advanced/Paramedic

Application Process for EMT Advanced/ Paramedic

Before you proceed with the application process, we encourage you to read the EMS Professions FAQ. If you need additional help, please contact us.

  • Applicants must be enrolled in Austin Community College. Click here for more information. Admission to Austin Community College does not guarantee admission to a Health Sciences program.
  • The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic programs are open only to EMT Certified individuals over the age of 18 at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a current Texas certification as an EMT or proof of current enrollment in an EMT Class or eligibility to take the National Registry Exam.
  • Students must be in good standing with the college and cannot be on academic probation.
  • Applicants must meet the Technical Standards required by the program.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year on a first come, first served basis until all seats are filled. The deadlines below reflect the optimal time to submit your application.
  • If the semester in which you are applying is full, you will be placed on an alternate list. Applicants accepted as alternates and not placed during the semester for which they applied will be moved to the top of the list for the next semester. Contact Department Chair Don Gwynn at [email protected] for more information.
  • Optimal application deadlines for EMSP Advanced:
    • Fall Semester: August 1
    • Spring Semester: December 15 (extended to January 5, 2024)
    • Summer Semester: May 1
  • If a deadline ends on a weekend, the due date will end on the next business day.
  • We will accept applications past the deadline if seats remain available.

To view the Advanced EMT Level 1 Certificate Plan, click here. Successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate leads to certification as an Advanced EMT. This curriculum includes 19 College Credit hours and a total of 640 contact hours, 544 of these hours within EMSP program courses.

To view the Paramedic Level 2 Certificate Plan, click here. Successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate leads to certification as a Paramedic. This curriculum includes 45 college credit hours and a total of 1584 contact hours, 1440 of these hours within EMSP program courses.

To view the Emergency Medical Services Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree Plan, click here. Successful completion of the Associate Degree of Applied Science leads to licensure as a Paramedic. This curriculum includes 60 college credit hours and a total of 1776 contact hours, 1328 of these hours within EMSP program courses.

All courses in the Level 1 certificate apply toward the Level 2 certificate. All courses in the Level 2 certificate apply toward the Associate Degree Award. Students need not repeat courses or complete competency evaluations unless more than two years passes between awards and admission to the next level, or the student is transferring from another institution

  1. Activate your ACC email account. All correspondence regarding your application will be sent to your ACC email address. For information on how to set up your ACC email account, please see this page.
  2. Complete the program-required immunizations and retain a copy of your immunization form. If you already took the EMT course through ACC, skip this step.
  3. Review the mandatory online Information Session. Print and keep a copy of the post-test confirmation email.
  4. You must be CPR certified through The American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers (BLS). Review the CPR requirements and a list of places where certification can be obtained.
  5. You must hold either a National Registry or a State of Texas EMT Certification. If you are currently enrolled in an EMT certification course, you may submit an official roster with your name on it.
  6. Go to the CastleBranch website and click the link “Place Order.”
  7. Enter UL64im in the “Package Code” field. After entering your personal information, the system will prompt you to upload your 1-page immunization form for each of the four required immunizations. The cost to set up the account is $40.
  8. Next input code UL59im in the “Package Code” field. The system will prompt you to upload the following application documents:
    • Information Session Post-Test confirmation email, signed
    • CPR Certification – American Heart Association (BLS)
    • EMT Certification
  9. Documents are approved when you receive a green check next to the requirement. All items must be approved in CastleBranch before your application will be accepted.
  1. After completing the steps above for CastleBranch (green checks = clearance), complete the application for the EMSP Advanced program.
  2. Applications will not be accepted in person until further notice. Follow the instructions on this page to submit your application remotely.

Provisional Admission Information

Admission to the EMSP program is provisional until the following clinical requirements are met. Do not take action on these items until instructed by the department:

If you have concerns about events in your background, you may contact the Health Sciences Compliance Coordinator Lisa Enloe at (512) 223-5867 or [email protected].

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