Health Professions

Frequently Asked Questions

How is each program organized (curriculum, schedule, etc.)?

The EMT is a 6 credit hour (211 face-to-face hours) entry-level program. The summer session (one semester) will consist of didactic/lab and clinical components. Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 800 am - 500 pm and Wednesdays from 800 am - 1200 pm. The paramedic program is a 41 credit hour advanced level program (1140 face-to-face hours) and meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (semester 1), and Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (semesters 2-3). The curriculum contains 13 didactic/lab courses, two clinical, and 1 practicum. Candidates must have completed or be EMT certified to be considered for entry into the program

How many patient care experience hours do they earn during the program?

EMTs complete 40 hours of EMS and hospital training. At the paramedic level, students will complete 480 EMS and clinical hours.

When seeking employment, how soon are they usually employed after completing the program?

Within 3 months of National and Texas certification.

When employed as an EMT or Paramedic, how much flexibility does each job offer?

There are countless schedule options available to certificates - part-time, full-time, hourly scheduled, shift schedules, weekends only, nights only, etc.

When in the program, have students been able to hold jobs in the evening?

Yes, evenings, weekends, and none-class days.