Paramedic Programs

Career Coach buttonThis specialized admission 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 the student to sit for the National Registry examination and apply for certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

This five-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

Specialized Courses

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

All students must meet specialized admission requirements before the first day of class.

Program Schedules

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 2013 is July 3, 2013. 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 deadlinefor the program starting Spring 2014 is November 1, 2013. This program is limited to 16 students.

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

EMT Intermediates

EMT intermediates who have not completed a college-based program may transition through the Intermediate portion of the program by meeting the specialized admission requirements for the Paramedic program.

After identifying intent for EMT intermediate transition, first semester clinical rotations will be waived.

EMT intermediates who have completed a college-based program and can show a college transcript indicating a passing grade ("C" or better, in most cases) in Introduction to Advanced Practice, Patient Assessment and Airway Management, Trauma Management, and appropriate clinicals, may begin the program with Cardiology. Others must follow the process for non-college based programs. 

Learn More About Our Program

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

 

Contact

Debra Krebs, Dental Hygiene and Emergency Medical Services Advisement
Northeast Campus
Building NFAC, Room 1109
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054
817-515-6245
debra.krebs@tccd.edu

Jeff McDonald, Coordinator EMS Program
817-515-6448
jeff.mcdonald@tccd.edu

Health Sciences Department
Northeast Campus
Building NHSC, Room 1131
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054
817-515-6435
817-515-6054
health.sciences@tccd.edu

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350

 

 

Updated August 28, 2013

 

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