Emergency Medical Services Professions

Associate of Applied Science Degree. Certificate. Classes at KC-Longview.

About the program:

Be on the front lines of saving lives with an Emergency Medical Services Professions Certificate from Kilgore College. As first responders to accidents and disasters, EMTs keep people alive until they are transported to a hospital.  Kilgore's Emergency Medical Services Professions Program prepares students for diverse careers in the medical field. The program teaches you many life saving skills, required for the fast-advancing world of EMS (Emergency Medical Services). The graduates work at numerous fire departments, private EMS services and hospitals. The student has the choice of completing a certificate or a degree.

2019 EMSP Student Data Percentages
Pass Rate 80%
Retention/Attrition Rate 100%
Job Placement 100%

2018 EMSP Student Data Percentages
Pass Rate 100%
Retention/Attrition Rate 100%
Job Placement 100%

CoAEMSP Pass Rates/Retention/Job Placement for 2017 Percentages
NREMT/State Written Exam Pass Rate 92.3%
Program Retention Rate 72.2%
Positive Job Placement 100%


  • EMSP 1471 Anatomy & Physiology
  • MDCA 1313 Medical Terminology
  • EMSP 1501 EMT – Basic
  • EMSP 1360 EMT-Clinical

Course information:

NOTE: For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.  If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.


The Kilgore College EMS 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 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350


To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992

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Emergency Medical Services Professions

Cost of the EMSP Program

Tuition and Fees: www.kilgore.edu/tuition-fees

Type of Program In-District Out-of-District
Certificate $6,000 $10, 500
Degree $6,200 $11,000 
  • Textbooks and supplies are not included in tuition prices.

​​Approximate Total Cost Per Semester:

(textbooks, tuition, fees & supplies)

EMT Certificate:

  • First Semester: $2,200 (In-District) - $2,700 (Out-of-District)
  • Second Semester: $1,100 (ID) - $1,700 (Out-of-District)

Paramedic Certificate:

  • First Semester: $2,000 (In-District) - $3,000 (Out-of-District)
  • Second Semester: $1,100 (In-District) - $1,600 (Out-of-District)
  • Third Semester: $1,300 (In-District) - $2,100 (Out-of-District)
  • Fourth Semester: $1,300 (In-District) - $2,100 (Out-of-District)

Books: $1,500

Additional Fees:  

Vaccination Tests: $400

  • Tuberculosis Test (Annually)
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis B (3 injections and a titer test)
  • Tetanus (Every 10 Year)
  • Flu Vaccine (Each Year

*Registration Health Fee: (every semester) ─ 6 semesters @ $125 = $750

  • Liability Insurance: $70
  • Lab Fees ─ 11 @ $25 each = $275
  • FISHDAP-Basic and Paramedic: $168
  • ITLS ─ EMSP 1149: $30
  • ACLS ─ EMSP 2135: $20
  • PALS ─ EMSP 1147: $20

TOTAL: $1,333

Background Check – Drug Screen   

  • DATCS: $140

(Drug Test $16 for 5 semesters; Background-$30 per certificate)

Board Exam – Licensing Fees

(Paid after class is completed) State fees paid only if student wishes to work as EMT at that time:               

National Registry (written), State of Texas Fingerprint
State of Texas License Fee: $200-300

Uniform and Supplies (By second week of class)         

  • Shirt: $40
  • Pants: $70
  • Boots-Shoes: $150
  • EMS Program Patch: $6
  • Stethoscope: $150
  • BP Cuff: $50
  • Pen Light: $10

TOTAL: $476

Where graduates of the program work
  • Longview Fire Department
  • Champion EMS
  • Marshall Fire Department
  • Titus County EMS
  • East Texas Medical Center EMS

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Emergency Medical Services Professions:

Eddie Bernaldez
Program Director
Emergency Medical Technology
(903) 236-2012
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg.(LVHDX), 313
Monica Brock
Clinical Coordinator, Instructor
Emergency Medical Technology
(903) 236-2016
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg., 317 (LVHDX)
Mike Smith
Emergency Medical Technology
(903) 236-2022
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX), 315
Jennifer Williams
Emergency Medical Technology
KC-Longview Hendrix Bldg. (LVHDX)