Emergency Medical Technology Admission Requirements

EMT / Paramedic Program Admission

Please contact Karen Holt, Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist for information and assistance in applying and registration.

  1. Submit an ApplyTexas higher education application and indicate EMT or Paramedic as your major and the date of desired enrollment.
  2. Submit an official high school transcript or GED scores and transcripts from all other colleges attended. Graduates of the EMT program must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to be eligible to challenge the state/national certification exams.
  3. Attend a personal guidance interview with the Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist located in the Patterson Health Sciences Center. An appointment is advised and can be obtained by phoning 903-823-3351.
  4. Provide verification of Current EMT or Advanced EMT certification/licensure in the state where paramedic licensure will be sought, if applying to the Paramedic program.
  5. Submit documentation of successful completion of an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider course. Card/Certificate must not expire prior to the expected date of graduation. Initial and renewal courses are available from the Texarkana College Continuing Education Division.
  6. Current physical exam documented on the Health Sciences Physical examination form. Note: Must be completed no more than 6 months prior to enrollment; however, EMT Admission Committee may request an updated physical exam.
  7. Hepatitis B Series documented three (3) injections taken on the Health Sciences Physical Examination form or physician’s report. Note: if you have questions, contact the EMT Program Coordinator.
  8. Negative Drug Screen. Directions on when and where to get the drug screen will be provided by the enrollment specialist.
  9. Return the admission checklist to the Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist with an original signature and date.

Re-Admission Procedures

Candidates for readmission to the EMT or Paramedic programs must complete the re-admission procedures. Re-admission into the programs may be considered on an individual/space available basis. Any student who is dismissed from the program due to professional and/or ethical violations is not eligible for re-entry. In addition, any student who has had a clinical failure due to unsafe clinical practice is not eligible for re-entry into the program. Re-enrollment must occur within 12 months after leaving the program. If the request for re-entry is greater than one year, the student will be required to re-enter as a beginning student.

Steps for Re-Admission

  1. EMT: Current Application for Admissions; current physical exam; current negative drug screening; and current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provided dated no more than six (6) months prior to enrollment.
  2. Paramedic: Current Application for Admission; current physical exam; current EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certificate; current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider dated no more than six (6) months prior to enrollment.
  3. EMT and Paramedic:
    1. i. Inform Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist that you have been enrolled in the EMT Program previously.
    2. ii. Complete the Health Occupations Application for Re-Entry Counseling form.
    3. iii. Have a personal guidance conference with the Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist.
  4. A candidate for re-admission may be required to complete some remedial work.

To learn more, please contact us.

Karen Holt
Health Science Enrollment Management Specialist
(903) 823-3351
Blaine Jones
EMT Program Director
(903) 823-3412
Courtney Shoalmire, MNSc, MSN, RN
Dean of Health Sciences
(903) 823-3142