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Apply to EMSP/EMT

The EMSP department will not accept any incomplete applications.

All applicants seeking acceptance into the EMSP program must meet and adhere to the following:

  1. All new and transfer students must complete the OC admissions application and gain acceptance to the college before applying to the program.
  2. All applicants must have completed or be able to complete all required vaccinations within the allotted time periods.
  3. All applicants must pass a Criminal Background Check.
  4. All applicants must pass a Urine Drug Screen.
  5. All applicants must adhere to the Odessa College EMSP uniform policy.
  6. All applicants will be required to obtain an AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers "CPR" card.
  7. All applicants must maintain health Insurance during all clinical activities.
  8. All applicants must pass a participation physical and be able to perform all tasks listed in the TDSHS functional Job description.
  9. All applicants must be accepted into the EMSP Program before they are allowed to register for any EMSP courses.

Applying to the program

  1. All applicants should print and read the EMSP Application Instruction Letter prior to applying for the program.
  2. All applicants must complete the EMSP Program Application at the Emergency Medical Services Professional office or at one of the Odessa College extension centers.

                Bring copies of all immunizations records, certifications, and other documents.

               (Please contact us for special arrangements if you are unable to apply in person)

Program Specific Requirements

          Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

  1. All applicants must be at least 17 years of age
                   ( student cannot achieve actual certification until the age of 18 )

          Paramedic (Level 1 Certificate)

  1. All applicants must be currently certified as a Texas EMT-B or higher
  2. All applicants must be able to complete the Level 1 Certificate Program with a 2.0 cumulative GPA

           AAS Emergency Medical Services Professional

  1. All applicants must be able to complete the AAS Program with a 2.0 cumulative GPA


Application to the Odessa College Emergency Medical Services Professional program is competitive.

Applications will be accepted at any time during the year. However, if the application is more than 90 days old before the desired program entry date, student must contact the EMS department and update all relevant information. All active applications on file will be reviewed and letters of acceptance will be provided approximately 30 days prior to the beginning of class. All documentation necessary for program admission must be submitted to the EMSP Department before an applicant can be accepted.

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