Paramedic Programs

Career Coach buttonOur selective admission Paramedic Program teaches basic and advanced life support procedures. Certified paramedics are the primary care providers in advanced level ambulances and fire departments.

Successful completion of this program entitles you to sit for the National Registry examination and apply for certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

This 5-semester program lasts 16 months and is one of 12 programs in Texas which has earned National Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Prerequisite: Current Texas EMT Certification

Our Program Outcomes

  National Registry First Time Pass National Registry Overall Pass Retention Placement: Graduates who sought jobs or furthered education
2014 88% 96% 70% 100%
2013 97% 97% 66% 100%
2012 88% 100% 62% 100%



Evening Program

An evening based paramedic program is available in the Fall semester, starting in late August and ending in December of the following year.

The application deadline for the program starting Fall 2016 is June 16, 2016. This program is limited to 24 students.

Fire Department Shift Program

In the Spring semester, we offer a program based on fire department shifts A, B or C. These courses meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on affected shift days, Monday through Thursday for 16 months, ending in May of the following year.

The application deadline for the program starting Spring 2016 is October 15, 2015. This program is limited to 16 students.

Our full-time program is no longer being offered at this time.

Specialized Courses

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Check the TCC Registration Calendar for course registration deadlines and check for course availability on WebAdvisor.

You must meet selective admission requirements before the first day of class.

Learn More About Our Program

Read our Paramedic Programs General InformationListen (PDF will open in a new window)



Jeff McDonald, Coordinator EMS Program

Health Sciences Department
Northeast Campus
Building NHSC, Room 1131
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756


Updated December 10, 2015


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