EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PROGRAMS
- EMS Website
- EMT Program
- Paramedic Program
IN THIS SECTION
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Waxahachie Campus | (972) 923-6441
Waxahachie Campus | (972) 923-6447
Please use the form below to get more information about the programs at Navarro College. A member of our Recruiting staff will be in touch with you shortly. We hope to assist you in any way that we can.
Paramedics at NC
Name of Department: Emergency Medical Services
Name of Department Chair/Program Director: Chris Waller
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.
Patient Care Technician
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
The 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
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088
Office: (214) 703-8445
Fax: (214) 4703-8992
To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
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
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.
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 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