The EMS program is intended for students who wish to receive a high quality education experience and desire to dedicate themselves to careers in emergency medical services. Lone Star College–CyFair provides the educational and clinical background necessary to become eligible for certification/licensure at the EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic levels.
Paramedics are highly recruited in Texas, with an average of 2,800 openings per year and a growth rate that exceeds the state average. Municipal fire/EMS services typically provide their employees with annual salaries ranging from $24,000 to $38,000, depending on experience. Private EMS agencies offer their employees annual salaries ranging from $24,000 to $36,000. Annual starting salaries for certified EMTs range from $18,000 to $24,000.
Certification/licensure is not automatic; the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) administer all certification examinations upon completion of a DSHS recognized educational program. Completion of the CFC EMSP program does not guarantee eligibility for DSHS/NREMT certification/licensure. Criminal background checks are conducted by DSHS as part of the screening process. Candidates with concerns about their background should contact the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin.
The LSC-CyFair Office of Financial Aid offers various forms of financial assistance. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more details and to apply for financial assistance and scholarship opportunities. The priority filing date for financial aid is April 1, preceding each fall semester.