Associate of Applied Science


The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergency patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the National Registry (NREMT) exam. Upon successful NREMT exam completion, the student is able to apply to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for a Texas Paramedic License to practice in the state of Texas. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350.

Faculty advisor: Miranda Hagans, (903) 693-4024,

Semester III (Summer I)

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