Oct 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Panola College Catalog 
2023-2024 Panola College Catalog

Emergency Medical Sciences

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The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program will challenge students to learn the crucial skills needed to perform in emergency medicine. We take students with minimal to no medical knowledge and train them to assist people in their most critical time of need. EMT’s and Paramedics are trained to handle events such as heart attacks, strokes, internal bleeding, diabetic problems, and traumatic injuries.

EMT’s and Paramedics help people in critical situations that are often life-threatening and stressful. It is a fast-paced, exciting and rewarding environment, but can be intensely emotional. Quality training and the ability to focus on the human aspects are essential.

Advance Coordinator

Miranda Hagans

Health and Natural Sciences Building
Carthage, Texas
(903) 693-1153


Dennis Roach II - Adjunct

Jeremiah Barnard - Adjunct

Mission Statement

EMS Program provides quality initial and continuing education in Emergency Care to the citizens and industries in our service delivery area, by evaluating quality of instruction through employer surveys, student feedback, student examinations, and advisory board input.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic: “To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.” 

Job Outlook

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (accessed 3/22/20), employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, or acts of violence, will continue to create demand for EMTs and paramedics. Demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas will also continue.

Growth in the middle-aged and elderly population will lead to an increase in the number of age-related health emergencies, such as heart attacks or strokes. This, in turn, will create greater demand for EMTs and paramedic services. An increase in the number of specialized medical facilities will require more EMTs and paramedics to transfer patients with specific conditions to these facilities for treatment.

EMTs are used in a variety of employment settings such as fire departments, ambulance services, EMS agencies, hospital emergency departments, and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, EMTs play a role in clinics, summer camps, wilderness adventure organizations, lifeguarding and ski patrol. Whether you train to be an EMT as your primary employment or as a supplement to your career, the skills and knowledge you gain as an EMT will serve you for a lifetime.

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