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Dean’s Office
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NOTICE TO STUDENTS REGARDING LICENSING

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 potential Paramedic License prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.” https://www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/qicriminal.shtm

 

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.

Emergency Medical Services at NC


The Emergency Medical Services 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.

The Emergency Medical Technician Certificate prepares students to function as entry level EMTs. Certificate degree plan only. 

 

The Paramedic program prepares students to function as entry level paramedics.  A.A.S. and Certificate degree plans

Program Mission


To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Program Approval and Accreditation


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

 

 

CAAHEPThe Navarro College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

 

 

 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

 

To contact CoAEMSP:

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

Program Outcomes


Paramedic Program Outcomes - Retention Rate & Job Placement Rate

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM OUTCOMES – RETENTION RATE & JOB PLACEMENT RATE

Paramedic ClassNREMT WRITTEN NREMT SKILLS
SuccessfulAttemptedSuccess %SuccessfulAttemptedSuccess %
2013-2014131776%161794%
2014-2015101283%1212100%
2015-201691182%1111100%
2015-2016151694%1616100%
2015-2016151694%1616100%
2016-2017161984%1919100%
2016-20171616100%1616100%
3-YEAR TOTAL9410788%10610799%

Paramedic Program Outcomes - Program Comprehensive Final & Program Final Skills Exam

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM OUTCOMES – PROGRAM COMPREHENSIVE FINAL & PROGRAM FINAL SKILLS EXAM

Paramedic ClassPROGRAM COMPREHENSIVE FINAL PROGRAM FINAL SKILLS EXAM
SuccessfulAttemptedSuccess %SuccessfulAttemptedSuccess %
2013-20141717100%1717100%
2014-20151212100%1212100%
2015-20161111100%1111100%
2015-20161616100%1616100%
2015-20161616100%1616100%
2016-20171919100%1919100%
2016-20171616100%1616100%
3-YEAR TOTAL107107100%107107100%

Paramedic Program Outcomes - NREMT Written & Skills

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM OUTCOMES – NREMT WRITTEN & SKILLS

Paramedic ClassRETENTION RATE JOB PLACEMENT RATE
StartedCompletedSuccess %FinishedJob PlacementJob Placement%
2013-2014191789%171694%
2014-20151212100%1212100%
2015-2016151173%1111100%
2015-2016191684%1616100%
2015-20161616100%1616100%
2016-2017231983%1919100%
2016-20171616100%1616100%
3-YEAR TOTAL13811686%10710699%

Paramedic Program Outcomes - Graduate Survey & Employer Survey

PARAMEDIC PROGRAM OUTCOMES – GRADUATE SURVEY & EMPLOYER SURVEY

Paramedic ClassGRADUATE SURVEY EMPLOYER SURVEY
FinishedSentSent %FinishedSentSent %
2013-20141717100%1717100%
2014-20151212100%1212100%
2015-20161111100%1111100%
2015-20161616100%1616100%
2015-20161616100%1616100%
2016-20171919100%XXX
2016-20171616100%XXX
3-YEAR TOTAL107106100%7272100%

Essential Functions of the Profession


To be successful, emergency medical services 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

Program Enrollment Requirements


Navarro College EMS programs meet the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and The National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) requirements for certification eligibility. Upon successful completion of the EMT certificate program or the Paramedic program (certificate or A.A.S. degree), students must be eligible for TDSHS’s required National Registry of EMT/Paramedic certification examination.

 

Requirements to become enrolled in the program include:

– TSI completion

– Criminal Background check

– Drug screening

– Health assessment by a physician

– Up-to-date vaccination

– Mandatory attendance at orientation

– Complete enrollment package provided at the time of registration

 

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 a drug screening returned as questionable or positive, must follow the program’s policy of speaking with a Medical Review Officer and may or may not be dismissed from the program.

Application Process


Steps to Enroll

  1. Apply for Admission to Navarro College
  2. Complete EMS Enrollment Requirements

EMS Enrollment Requirements

  1. Navarro College ID number (after you apply for admission to NC)
  2. TSI requirements
  3. Immunizations

A.  The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards Listen require that all students in health-related programs complete the following immunizations before applying to programs where patient contact is a component.

B.  If you know you will be registering for our Emergency Medical Technician program within the next year, you will need to start these now because some will take up to 7 months to complete the series.

C.  In order to be eligible to apply, you will need to have proof that you have completed the following immunizations:

Hepatitis B* – 3 series

Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP) – within last 5 years not to expire during the program

Rubeola/Measles, Mumps, Rubella/German Measles (MMR)*

Varicella* – 2 series

Influenza (flue shot), current season

D.  *Notes: Titers showing positive immunity to the diseases will be acceptable. Record must display IgG and lab values and ranges

E.  Tuberculosis Skin Test (Chest x-ray when positive skin test) or Quantiferon Tb Gold Test

Post Registration Requirements

1. You will need to be prepared to meet the following additional requirements – before the first day of class – if you are accepted to the EMS program:

CPR Certification (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider)

Physical Exam

Criminal Background Check

Health Insurance

2.  You will learn more about these requirements after you have successfully registered for the current semester and you have received your EMS packet. Mandatory orientation dates are provided in the EMS packet after registering with a program.

3.  Drug Screenings include urine and/or hair follicle samples.

Careers in EMS


  • Ambulance EMT or Paramedic
  • Firefighter
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Medic
  • Ski Patrol Medic
  • EMS Instructor
  • Critical Care or Flight Paramedic

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Gainful Employment


The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.

 

Paramedic Certificate (PDF)

 

EMT Basic Certificate

Degree Plans Offered


EMT Basic Certificate6 credit hours
Paramedic Certificate35 credit hours
Advanced Paramedic (AAS)60 credit hours
OFFERED ON CAMPUS: Waxahachie
PATHWAY: Public Service

Course Catalog


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View Course Descriptions found in the College Catalog

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DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS

Complete your degree and begin your career
or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION

Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dean’s Office
Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.6441

 

Program Coordinator
Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.6447

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