EMT / Paramedic Program Admission
Please contact Karen Holt, Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist for information and assistance in applying and registration.
- Submit an ApplyTexas higher education application and indicate EMT or Paramedic as your major and the date of desired enrollment.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Negative Drug Screen. Directions on when and where to get the drug screen will be provided by the enrollment specialist.
- Return the admission checklist to the Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist with an original signature and date.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- EMT and Paramedic:
- i. Inform Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist that you have been enrolled in the EMT Program previously.
- ii. Complete the Health Occupations Application for Re-Entry Counseling form.
- iii. Have a personal guidance conference with the Health Sciences Enrollment Specialist.
- A candidate for re-admission may be required to complete some remedial work.