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WHY STUDY EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN AT NC?

Want to be a highly skilled, qualified individual who can handle simple to life-threatening emergencies? If so, the Navarro College EMT 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.

 

EMT Program Brochure (PDF)

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.

EMT FALL PROGRAM

August – December

Day or Night classes available

Day Classes: MW | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Night Classes: TWTh | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

EMT SPRING PROGRAM

January – May

Day or Night classes available

Day Classes: MW | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Night Classes: TWTh | 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

EMT SUMMER PROGRAM

June – August

Day classes only

Option 1 Classes: MW | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Option 2 Classes: TTh | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 – NREMT Written & Skills
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 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 – Retention Rate & Job Placement Rate
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 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 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 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.

Program Cost & Aid

Tuition & Fees

$1,100 (approximate amount) – Tuition is based on Out-of-District rates.

If you live In-District (Navarro County), tuition may be less. Malpractice insurance, drug testing, and background check fee is included in the cost.

 

Additional Certification fees 
– TDH application fee ($64)
– National Registry EMT exam fee ($70)
– Fingerprints fee ($41.45)

 

EMT Textbooks
– Approximately $180
– Prehospital Emergency Care 10th Edition
– Skills Packet

 

Uniforms
– Navy blue polo shirt with EMS logo (approx. $20) – available at the NC Bookstore
– Dark blue EMS pants with belt loops
– Black belt
– Black shoes
– Navy blue jacket (approx. $34) – available at the NC Bookstore
– Stethoscope
– Medical shears
– Pen light
– Safety glasses
– Gloves (one box)

Financial Aid

Please visit the Financial Aid Office website for information on how to apply and what types of aid are available.

Scholarships

Please visit the Scholarships page for information on how to apply online.

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

Registration for EMT Program

1.   Registration must be completed with the Fire/EMS Department in Building D on the Waxahachie Campus.

 

2.  Submit shot records and register

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:

A.  CPR Certification (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider)

B.  Physical Exam

C.  Criminal Background Check

D.  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.

Uniform Guidelines

EMT Uniform Guidelines

Uniforms are required to be worn daily throughout the program. Navarro College EMT uniform consists of:

 

– Navy blue polo shirt with EMS logo

– Dark blue EMS pants with belt loops

– Black belt

– Black shoes

– Navy blue jacket

– Stethoscope

– Medical shears

– Pen light

– Safety glasses

– Gloves (1 box)

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

 

EMT Basic Certificate

Course Descriptions

EMSP 1160 Clinical Emergency Medical Technician Basic

A health-related, work-based learning experience that helps enable the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. PreReq: CPR. CoReq: EMSP 1501 

 

 

EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technical – Basic

Introduction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-basic. Includes all the skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized services. Prerequisites: Healthcare provider CPR and required Immunization. Co-requisites: EMSP 1160

 

OFFERED ON CAMPUS

Waxahachie

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
EMT Basic Certificate6 credit hours

NEXT TERM: SUMMER 2ND 6-WEEK

April 16 - July 11Summer Registration | Payment due by July 11 at 5 p.m.
July 11 (2nd 6-Week term)Classes start
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.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Dean’s Office, Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.6441

Program Coordinator, Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.6447

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.