Paramedic

Paramedics are the highest level of medical providers in the EMS system. The Paramedic course teaches students how to read EKGs, start IVs, administer over 70 medications, use advanced airways, and be the team leader on EMS calls. The course is geared toward students wanting to work on an ambulance or for a fire department. The training is also beneficial to those who want to work in law enforcement (tactical paramedics) or pursue medical school.

Students who successfully meet all of the graduation requirements will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the Paramedic National Registry Exam. Once certified by NREMT, students are eligible to apply to the State of Texas and receive their State of Texas EMT-Paramedic certification.

Applicants must have NREMT for EMT prior to enrolling in a Paramedic course and apply for an EMT certification with TDSHS.

Upcoming Paramedic Courses

Course Number Start Date End Date Format Meets
2215 9/24/22 12/9/23 Hybrid Th 9:30a-5p
2209 11/5/22 4/13/24 In-Person T/Th 6p-10p; Alt Sat 9:30a-5p
2216 10/22/22 12/16/22 Hybrid M 9:30a-5p
2303 01/14/2023 08/10/24 In-Person T/Th 6p-10p; Alt Sat 9:30a-5p
         

Course Requirements

To enroll, Paramedic Course applicants must:

  • Be currently certified as an EMT-Basic with NREMT; must obtain State of Texas EMT-Basic certification by the start of clinical rotations
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED, and meet the 10th grade reading and writing level
  • Pass a background check and randomized drug screen
  • Submit required student documentation by clinical start date including but not limited to:
    • A valid state ID or driver’s license
    • A current American Heart Association CPR card
    • Fingerprint card
    • Functional Physical Form signed by a medical provider stating the student meets the requirements of the job description for Paramedic
    • Proof of required immunizations
  • Purchase the course uniform, textbook, BP cuff and stethoscope, and other fees associated with above documentation requirements