This specialized admission program teaches basic and advanced life support procedures. Certified paramedics are the primary care providers in advanced level ambulances and fire departments.
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
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- Introduction to Advance Practice
- Patient Assessment and Airway Management
- Trauma Management
- Medical Emergencies
- EMS Operations
- Special Populations
- Assessment Based Management
- Clinical Experience (3 semesters)
- Practicum/Field Experience
You must meet specialized admission requirements before the first day of class.
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.
Learn More About Our Program
Jeff McDonald, Coordinator EMS Program
Health Sciences Department
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 November 13, 2015