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.

Resources

First Semester Hours
EMSP 1338
Introduction to Advanced Practice
3
EMSP 1356
Patient Assessment & Airway Management
3
EMSP 2306
Emergency Pharmacology
3
EMSP 2361
Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
3
Total 12
Second Semester Hours
EMSP 2444
Cardiology
4
EMSP 2434
Medical Emergencies
4
EMSP 2330
Special Populations
3
EMSP 2362
Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
3
Total 14
Third Semester Hours
EMSP 1355
Trauma Management
3
EMSP 2243
Assessment Based Management
2
EMSP 2305
EMS Operations
3
EMSP 2364
Practicum (or Field Experience) – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
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

EMSP 1338 Introduction to Advanced Practice
EMSP 1355 Trauma Management
EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment and Airway Management
EMSP 2243 Assessment Based Management
EMSP 2305 EMS Operations
EMSP 2361 Clinical-Paramedic I
EMSP 2330 Special Populations
EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology
EMSP 2362 Clinical-Paramedic II
EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies
EMSP 2444 Cardiology
EMSP 2364 - Practicum

Program Information

Gainful Employment

Have questions about this program, the costs involved and what job prospects may exist in the marketplace?  Check our Gainful Employment report.

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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