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WHY STUDY PARAMEDICS AT NC?

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.

 

Paramedic Program Brochure (PDF)

PROGRAM SCHEDULE
FALL PROGRAM
(Aug 2018 – Dec. 2019)

C Shift

SPRING PROGRAM
(January 2018  – March 2019 )

A Shift

EVERYDAY CLASS
(September 2018  – May 2019 )

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.

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 (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of 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%

Gainful Employment

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 1161 Clinical – Emergency Technology/Technician

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. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, NREMT, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237 

 

EMSP 1162 Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician

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. Pre-Requisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, NREMT, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237, EMSP 1161, Co-Requisites EMSP 2434, EMSP 2205 

 

EMSP 1162 Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technician

A study of accounting for merchandising,notes payable, notes receivable, valuation of receivables and equipment, and valuation of inventories in a manual and computerized environment. Prerequisite: ACNT 1303 or program coordinator approval.

 

EMSP 1338 Intro to Advanced Practicum

An exploration of the foundations necessary for mastery of the advanced topics of clinical practice out of the hospital. At the completion of this course, the student will understand the roles and responsibilities of a paramedic within the EMS system and apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology and pharmacology to assessment and management of emergency patients. They will also be able to properly administer medication; communicate effectively with patients; and understand the medical/legal and ethical issues relating to EMS practice as well as the issues impacting the wellbeing of the paramedic. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, NREMT, Co-Requisites: EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306

 

EMSP 1355 Trauma Management

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with traumatic injuries. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to integrate the pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, BIOL 2401/2404, NREMT, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, Co-Requisites: EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237

 

EMSP 1356 Patient Assessment/Airway Management

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills required to reach competence in performing patient assessment and airway management. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to take a proper history and perform a comprehensive physical exam on any patient, develop a patient-care plan, communicate with others, and establish and/or maintain a patient airway, oxygenate, and ventilate a patient. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, Co-Requisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 2306

 

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

 

EMSP 2137 Emergency Procedures

Instruction in a laboratory environment concentrating on development of practical medical skills and critical thinking abilities. Students will master a variety of skills appropriate to their training level by a combination of practice; use of mannequins, actors or other students, and stage scenarios. Required verifications of specific skills may be included. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306

 

EMSP 2143 Assessment Based Management

The capstone course of the EMSP program. Designed to provide for teaching and evaluating comprehensive, assessment-based patient care management. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to integrate path pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for patients with common complaints. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237, EMSP 1161, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2205, EMSP 1162, Co-requisites EMSP 2366

 

EMSP 2205 Emergency Medical Service Operations

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence to safely manage the scene of an emergency. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to safely manage medical incidents, rescue situation, hazardous material and crime scenes. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338. EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237, EMSP 1161, Co-requisites: EMSP 2434, EMSP 1162 

 

EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures II

Instruction in a laboratory environment concentrating on development of practical medical skills and critical thinking abilities. Students will master a variety of skills appropriate to their training level by a combination of practice; use of mannequins, actors or other students, and stage scenarios. Required verifications of specific skills may be included. : Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, Co-requisites: EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330.

 

EMSP 2306 Emergency Pharmacology

A comprehensive course covering all aspects of the utilization of medications in treating emergency situations. The course is designed to complement cardiology, special populations, and medical emergency course medication in emergency situations. Students will demonstrate understanding of the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinectics, indications, contraindications, possible side effects, and common drug interactions of a variety of medication used in out-of-hospital medic care. Prerequisites:TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, Co-requisites: EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356.

 

EMSP 2330 Introduction to Populations

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of ill or injured patients in nontraditional populations. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients, diverse patients, and chronically ill patients. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, Co-requisites: EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2237.

 

EMSP 2366 Clinical – Emergency Medical Technology/Technical

A health-related, work–based learning experience that helps enable the student apply specialized occupations theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.
Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237, EMSP 1161, EMSP 2434, EMSP 2205, EMSP 1162, Co-requisites EMSP 2143.

 

EMSP 2434 Medical Emergencies

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to help reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with medical emergencies. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement a treatment plan for the medical patient. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, EMSP 1355, EMSP 2444, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237, EMSP 1161, Co-requisites: EMSP 2205, EMSP 1162.

 

EMSP 2444 Cardiology

A detailed study of the knowledge and skills necessary to reach competence in the assessment and management of patients with cardiac emergencies. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to integrate patho-physiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression, and implement a treatment plan for the cardiac patient. Prerequisites: TSI Complete, CPR, BIOL 2401/2404, EMSP 1501, EMSP 1160, EMSP 1338, EMSP 1356, EMSP 2306, EMSP 2137, Co-requisites: EMSP 1355, EMSP 2330, EMSP 2237.

OFFERED ON CAMPUS

Corsicana  |  Midlothian

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
Advanced Paramedic (AAS60 credit hours
Paramedic Certificate35 credit hours

NEXT TERM: SPRING 16-WEEK & 1st 8-WEEK

November 6 - January 10Registration
Payment due by January 10 at 5 p.m.
COLLEGE CLOSED FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS: DECEMBER 21 - JANUARY 1
January 16 - 17Late Registration
Payment due by January 17 at 5 p.m.
January 16Classes 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.