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Paramedicine

Welcome to MCC’s Paramedicine Program. Paramedics work primarily in prehospital settings (ambulance & air medical programs) under the supervision of an emergency physician. Paramedics provide life-saving interventions for adult and pediatric patients with medical and trauma emergencies. The program includes prehospital field internships, hospital clinical rotations, classroom, skills lab, and simulation training.

Students may complete the 18-month Certificate program or the 2-year Associate Degree program. All graduates are eligible to take the National Registry examination.

Mission Statement

The mission of EMS/Paramedic Education is to prepare students to provide competent, compassionate patient-centered care in prehospital and emergency settings. The curriculum prepares Paramedic and EMT students with the cognitive and psychomotor emergency medical training to successfully complete the National Registry examination and meet the Texas requirements to become a certified EMS professional.

Admission Requirements

  • Apply to McLennan and submit all required information (including all previous high school and college transcripts and ACT/SAT/TSI Assessment scores) to Highlander Central.
  • AAS/Paramedicine and Paramedic Level 2 certificate applicants must have a current Texas EMT certification (see below: Paramedicine Level 1 Certificate).
  • Paramedicine Level 2 and Paramedicine AAS applicants must complete the Texas Success Initiative examination (TSI). All required developmental courses must be completed before enrolling in the program.
  • Students must complete a conference with an EMS faculty advisor. Call Justin Lawson at (254) 299-6504. You may also e-mail questions to jlawson@mclennan.edu.
  • The AAS/Paramedicine and Paramedicine Level 2 Certificate Programs begin in January each year.
  • The Paramedicine Level 1 certificate (EMT program) is one semester in length and is offered each semester.

Students must maintain a minimum grade of B in all EMSP courses in order to continue in the program. Students who fail to successfully complete all program requirements will not be eligible to take the National Registry examination.

Data Retrieved from 2018

88%

Overall National Registry Cognitive

100%

Overall National Registry Psychomotor

50%

Retention Rate

100%

Positive Placement

Accreditation and Licensing

McLennan Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendationof the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.caahep.org

Title IX

Concerns dealing with TITLE IX and other non-specified Civil Rights Issues contact:

Drew Canham, Title IX Coordinator Vice President, Student Success
McLennan Community College
Administration Building, Room 408
1400 College Drive
254-299-8645
FAX: 254-299-8654
dcanham@mclennan.edu or
titleix@mclennan.edu

McLennan Community College provides equal opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.
http://www.mclennan.edu/employees/policy-manual/docs/E-XXXIV.pdf

A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission to and participation in career and technical education programs. La falta de conocimiento del idioma inglés no será un impedimento para la admisión y participación en programas de educación técnica y profesional.

McLennan Community College se compromete a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades a todas las personas y no discrimina a ninguna persona independientemente de la raza, color, religión, origen nacional o étnico, género, discapacidad, edad, condición de veterano, información genética, orientación sexual, identidad de género, embarazo u otra categoría legalmente protegida en sus programas educativos, actividades o empleo. Para obtener información sobre el cumplimiento de esta política de no discriminación por parte dea institución, comuníquese con vicepresidente Éxito Estudiantil, 1400 College Drive, 254-299-8645, titleix@mclennan.edu.

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.