Emergency Medical Technician  (EMT Basic)

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – EMS

Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.

The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. https://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/qicriminal.shtm

Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your EMS prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”

This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.

Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.

The Emergency Medical Services certificate program prepares students for careers in pre-hospital emergency medicine and enables graduates of the program to work as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and Paramedics in a variety of settings, such as fire departments and public and private ambulance services. This program is a combination of general education and EMS courses including class lectures, skills, and clinical hours in the hospital and the ambulance.

To be successful these professionals must demonstrate:

  • High level of ethics and morals
  • Desire to provide the best possible medical care
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent physical conditioning
  • Ability to work well on a team and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Strong math and science background

Information on Protective Services Testing.  Want to be a highly skilled, qualified individual who can handle simple to life-threatening emergencies? If so, the Navarro College EMS program is for you.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) curriculum includes a combination of class lectures, skills, and clinical hours in the hospital and the ambulance. Navarro College’s EMS programs meet Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and The National Registry of EMT required for certification eligibility. Upon successful completion of the emergency medical services programs (EMT or Paramedic certificates) students must be eligible to challenge TDSHS’ required national Registry of EMT/Paramedic certification examination. A criminal background check and a drug screening is required of all Protective Services students enrolling in programs. An applicant convicted of a felony and/or misdemeanor offense may or may not be eligible for participation and/or state certification. Any applicant who has drug screening returned as questionable or positive, must follow the program’s policies of speaking with a Medical Review Officer and may or may not be dismissed from the program.

The Navarro College EMS program is accredited by:

Texas Department of State Health Services EMS and Trauma Systems
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78765-3199
Office: (512) 458-7111

The Navarro College Paramedic program is accredited by Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP).

8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088
Office: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 4703-8992


Students pursing the Paramedic program should check with Financial Aid regarding details of Aid for mini semester classes and shift program offerings. Program registration requirements, length, and mandatory uniforms can be obtained from the College’s website or the Protective Services Office.

EMT Program Brochure (PDF)


See the Navarro College Catalog for degree plans for:

A.A.S. in Advanced Paramedic
EMT Basic Certificate (Institutional Certificate)
Paramedic Certificate


See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings at www.navarrocollege.edu/courses


EMS services
Hospital Emergency departments
Industrial Health and Safety departments
Public Safety agencies


EMT Basic Certificate


More information on how to request academic non-credit to credit awards (.pdf)
National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)


Fall program (August  – December)

Day or Night classes available

DAYS: Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
NIGHTS: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Spring program (January – May)

Day or Night classes available

DAYS: Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
NIGHTS: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Summer program (June – August)

Day classes only

OPTION 1: Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
OPTION 2: Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



Dean’s Office
Waxahachie Campus

Program Coordinator
Waxahachie Campus


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