Emergency Medical Sciences

EMS students with simulator
EMS students with fire truck

Emergency Medical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technicians and paramedics provide assessment, care and transport to patients in and out of the hospital setting. EMTs and paramedics function under physician medical direction and serve our communities, working for local ambulance services, paid and volunteer fire departments and other health care organizations. Hospitals and industry also hire EMTs.

The Hinds Community College Emergency Medical Sciences department offers:

  • EMT Course
  • Paramedic Program

EMT Course Information

Hinds Community College offers the EMT course each fall and spring semester. EMT is the entry-level and foundational course in emergency medical sciences, a one semester course.

Students may choose either the afternoon or evening course, depending on availability. Students should apply early to ensure availability, but applicants are considered until the late registration deadline for the respective semester in which the student plan to enter the program.

Students completing the EMT course are eligible to take the EMT National Registry exam.

Paramedic Program Information

Hinds Community College offers a full-time day program option for Paramedic training. EMT and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II are prerequisites for the Paramedic program and must be taken within the last five years; a score of C or better is required in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

The paramedic program is a 1-year program, beginning each August and completing the following July. The paramedic class meets on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each week from 8-4:30. Contact the Department of Emergency Medical Technology for the upcoming year's schedule.

The Hinds Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (COAEMSP).

CAAHEP Contact Information
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

COAEMSP Contact Information 
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
Fax (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Admission Information for EMT Course

  • Application for admission Hinds Community College Hinds CC Application for Admission.
  • Application for selection to the EMT Course Application for Selection to EMT Course.
  • Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript, GED equivalency transcript, or college transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, except Hinds Community College.
  • ACT composite score of 17 (If taken before October 1989 - 14); EMT-Basic students eligible for the Public Service Option may substitute a COMPASS test score of 70 in reading for this requirement; the Public Service Option requires an employer letter verifying employment in the field of emergency medical service, fire service, law enforcement, child service, or health care. Students must be 18 years old by the date of program completion.

Admission Requirements for Paramedic Program

  • Application for admission to Hinds Community College Hinds CC Application for Admission.
  • Application for selection to the Paramedic Program Application for Selection to Paramedic.
  • Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript, GED equivalency transcript, or college transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, except Hinds Community College.
  • ACT composite score of 17 (If taken before October 1989 - 14).

Prerequisite to the First Clinical Course

  • Must have completed all pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or better.
  • Science courses taken prior to admission must have been completed with a grade of C or better, within five years of entering the first paramedic class.
  • EMT - Basic registration is a pre-requisite to Paramedic. Students must submit a current copy of National Registry registration (copy of the National Registry card) as an admission requirement.

All requirements must be sent to:
Nursing/Allied Health Center, Office Of Admissions, 1750 Chadwick Dr., Jackson, MS 39204-3490

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