The Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic Program at Texarkana College was established in 1972 with the first class of paramedics graduating in 1973. The program is fully accredited by Texas and Arkansas Departments of Health and recognized by the National Registry of EMT’s.

The Emergency Medical Technology/Paramedic Program offers applicants the options of pursuing a certificate/license as:

Candidates for the programs are expected to be proficient in communication skills, math, science, computer, and learning skills as well as to have the physical and mental abilities to practice in the emergency medical services (EMS).

The Emergency Medical Technology program at Texarkana College prepares qualified applicants to be members of the emergency medical services team. The various preparation levels allow the applicant to choose basic or advanced knowledge and skill development. Successful completion at any level entitles the individual to receive a certificate of completion from Texarkana College and to be eligible for application to challenge the State and/or National certifying exams.

The American Medical Association and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians require individuals pursuing an EMT career to be in good physical health, having good vision and color discrimination, and hearing. The EMT should also have the strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 100 pounds, manual dexterity, and be eligible for a driver’s license.

The EMT program conducts all levels of courses according to the National Standard Curriculum as recommended by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is approved by the Texas and Arkansas Health Departments. The Emergency Medical Technology Programs offer applicants the option of pursuing a certificate at the EMT or paramedic level, or an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Technology. Clinical experience, including ambulance and hospital, is individualized.

Every student must attend a mandatory Information Session.

There is a limit of 25 per session, so please register early by calling the Health Sciences Enrollment Management Specialist at 903-823-3351.

The Texarkana College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP) suspended the Letter of Review (LoR) on November 24,2015. Upon review of the most recent documentation submitted, the CoAEMSP determined the Paramedic program sponsored by Texarkana College located in Texarkana, TX has met all requirements for reinstatement of the Letter of Review (LoR) effective January 15, 2016.

PERIOD FIRST ATTEMPT
PASS RATE
CUMULATIVE WITHIN 3 ATTEMPTS CUMULATIVE WITHIN 6 ATTEMPTS RETENTION JOB PLACEMENT
Aug. 2013 – Dec. 2014 38% 56% 69% 100% 63%
Aug. 2014 – Dec. 2015 60% 60% 70% 57% 29%
Jan. 2016 – Dec. 2016

IN PROGRESS

To learn more, please contact us.

Karen Holt
Health Science Enrollment Management Specialist
(903) 823-3351
email
Gini McDonald
EMT Academy Enrollment Management Specialist
(903) 823-3393
email
James Smith
EMT Coordinator
(903) 823-3411
email
Courtney Shoalmire, MNSc, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
(903) 823-3142
email