Program Length
Five semesters


Potential Salary Range
$21,980 – $53,920


The Paramedic Program is intended for students who are interested in helping and treating patients to the highest level of care outside of the hospital by providing information and skill training to initiate and maintain treatment for medical, trauma, and cardiac emergencies. Prospective students should have interest in pathophysiology of disease, mathematical competence and be able to function effectively in a dynamic work environment. A paramedic must:

  • Be a confident leader who can accept the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in the position.
  • Have excellent judgment
  • Be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient.
  • Be self disciplined
  • Be able to develop patient rapport and utilize communication unique to diverse multicultural groups and ages.

The Paramedic is the highest level of emergency responder training. The Paramedic diploma offers a comprehensive course of study that prepares the graduate to sit for the EMT and Paramedic certification examinations as well as meeting the requirements for the A.A.S. degree. Information on Protective Services Testing.

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


Paramedic Program Brochure (PDF)


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


See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings:


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


Paramedic Certificate


National Association of State EMS Officers (NASEMSO)


Fall program (August  – July)

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Spring program (January 2014 – February 2015)

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., shift class


National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
International Association of EMT and Paramedics
Texas Ambulance Association Inc.
Paramedics Make Good Nurses
Beyond Paramedic | Paramedics transitioning into long term health care
Can paramedics challenge nursing exams?
EMT and Paramedic Burnout
The Paramedic to RN Program – An online degree giving Paramedics an alternative career choice
Paramedic to RN?
The Changing Role of a Paramedic
Paramedics Stepping out of the ambulance and into an ER




Dean’s Office
Waxahachie Campus
Program Coordinator
Waxahachie Campus


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**Tuition cost reflects a 15-credit hour semester for in-district students for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Cost does not include lab fees, additional fees, books, or supplies. Program costs are approximate and cost is subject to change.
Download the full Fall 2016 tuition chart here.