EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAMS
- EMS Website
- EMT Program
- Paramedic Program
IN THIS SECTION
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Corsicana Campus | (903) 875-7481
Waxahachie Campus | (972) 923-6447
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Paramedic Program Schedule & Admission
Orientation is mandatory. Orientation dates TBA
PROGRAM / CLASS
|August 2021 - July 2022
|8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|October 2021 - May 2022
|M/T/W/Th/F||8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
|January 2021 - May 2022
|8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.|
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.
STEP 1: Apply to Navarro College
- Apply for Admission to Navarro College
- Complete EMS Enrollment Requirements*
- Must have EMT Basic Certificate Certification
- Must have EMT National Registry
- Must complete one of the following pre-requisites:
- BIOL 2401 (Anatomy & Physiology I) or
- BIOL 2404 (Anatomy & Physiology)
*EMS Enrollment Requirements
- Navarro College ID number (after you apply for admission to NC)
- TSI requirements
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
STEP 2: Paramedic Program Registration
Registration must be completed with the Fire/EMS Department in Building D on the Waxahachie Campus. Students are encouraged to contact this office as soon as possible for full registration requirements at (972) 923-6447.
- See EMS Department for Enrollment paperwork
- Submit shot records and register
STEP 3: 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.