Paramedic Certification Program

Arkansas, Texas, and National Registry

This program is designed for students who already hold certification from the state of Arkansas or Texas to be a certified/licensed EMT.

Designed to prepare the EMT for Paramedic certification/licensure. Individualized clinical experience is designed to meet the needs of the person who is employed full-time. The state and national credentialing examinations, hosted at the end of the courses, are optional and are subject to credentialing agencies rules and regulations concerning applications and fees.

Prior to issuance of a completion certificate, the transfer student must submit an official transcript of previous college courses indicating successful completion of equivalent prerequisite courses. Other prerequisites include: current EMT certification/licensure and current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider completion.

This 12-month certificate program is designed to prepare the EMT for Paramedic certification / licensure in Arkansas, Texas, and National Registry. Individualized clinical experience is designed to meet the needs of the person who is employed full-time. The state and national credentialing examinations, hosted at the end of the courses, are optional and are subject to credentialing agencies rules and regulations concerning applications and fees.

Prior to issuance of a completion certificate, the transfer student must submit an official transcript of previous college courses indicating successful completion of equivalent prerequisite courses. Other prerequisites include: current EMT certification / licensure and current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider completion.

 

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
EMSP 1338
Introduction to Advanced Practice
3   EMSP 2444
Cardiology
4
EMSP 1356
Patient Assessment & Airway Management
3   EMSP 2434
Medical Emergencies
4
EMSP 2306
Emergency Pharmacology
3   EMSP 2330
Special Populations
3
EMSP 2361
Clinical – Paramedic I
3   EMSP 2362
Clinical – Paramedic II
3
Total 12   Total 14

 

Third Semester Hours      
EMSP 1355
Trauma Management
3      
EMSP 2243
Assessment Based Management
2      
EMSP 2305
EMS Operations
3      
EMSP 2364
Practicum – EMT
3      
Total 11      
Total Hours 37      

 

Please be advised that licensure for this program includes a criminal background check.  If you have a question about this action, please speak to the division dean.

Paramedic Course Descriptions

Program Information

Gainful Employment

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To learn more, please contact us.

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

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