Do you want to advance your Emergency Medical Service (EMS) career to the next level? The TEEX Paramedic Program is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Based on the National Standard Curriculum core competencies, this course meets or exceeds minimum hours and content established by DSHS.
This slower paced night course includes:
- 153 hours of online co-requisite courses
- 280 hours of classroom lectures and hands-on skills
- 600 hours of field/clinical internship experiences
Students successfully completing didactic and clinical components of this program will be eligible to receive a course completion certificate and take the National Registry Cognitive and Psychomotor exams.
A fast track paramedic program, EMS135, is also available.
Please note: Background checks are required for clinical and field rotations. Certification by the Texas Department of State Health Services or other certifying entity is independent of the TEEX EMS program and its training.
All classes are pending approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- 17 years of age (must be 18 to become certified)
- Valid driver's license
- High school diploma or GED
- Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR card
- A negative tuberculosis (TB) test within six months of the class start date
- Proof of two measles - mumps - rubella (MMR) vaccinations
- TDAP (proof of vaccination within last 10 years)
- Be in the process of completing (or have completed) the hepatitis-B vaccination three-shot series
- Varicella (chicken pox), proof of two vaccinations at any time or proof of disease
- Current flu vaccination
- Current criminal history background check covering the last seven years
- Proof of health insurance coverage
- Have meningitis vaccination (10 days prior to the 1st day of class) if under the age of 30
- Current EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, AEMT certification
- A copy of the EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or AEMT certification must be faxed to (979) 458-3533 prior to the start of class
- Will be required to submit to a drug screening
You will be required to purchase the course textbooks (co-requisite online and didactic). Currently, the class is using the Jones & Bartlett / AAOS textbooks:
- Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets - 8th Edition (2 volume set)
- Calculations for Medication Administration Paramedic
- Anatomy and Physiology Paramedic 2nd Edition
- Pathophysiology Paramedic
- Essential Medical Terminology - 4th Edition
- Sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff)
- Pocket mask with a one-way valve
These are available at most medical supply stores.
All EMS students attending a TEEX EMS program course at any level will be required to purchase and wear uniforms. Uniforms will consist of:
- a light blue Class B uniform shirt
- navy blue uniform-style pants
- closed-toe black polishable boots or shoes (non-tennis type).
You can also purchase as many t-shirts as you would like to be worn under the Class B uniform shirt; these can be worn during skills practice. These items can be purchased from Barker Productions online at barkerproductions.com or by visiting the gift shop in building 11 of the Brayton Fire Training Field.
- Clinical shirts and ID's will be provided to you and are part of your course fees
Class attendance is an essential part of the education
process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class
sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a
minimum of 90% of the didactic hours as a component of successful course
completion. This means you are allowed to miss a maximum of 28 hours of
classroom time to still be eligible to continue to the next phase of training. During
the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements,
for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsAdvanced airway management +Advanced patient assessment +Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) +Cardiac monitoring +Fluid therapy +Medication administration +Trauma/Shock +Medical emergencies+Hazardous Materials (HazMat)+Pharmacology
Individuals who wish to pursue a career as a paramedic and are certified as:
- Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT- B)
- EMT- Intermediate
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+ACE+CE through Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
This course meets three to four days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and every other Tuesday) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The total hours for the class are 1033 hours and are divided into:
- 153 hours of online co-requisite*
- 280 hours of didactic/lecture
- 240 hours of clinical rotations
- 360 hours of ambulance internship
The hospital and ambulance rotations are completed after the classroom portion of the class. You will have up to six months after the last day of class to complete all clinical, and ambulance internship requirements.
*The online co-requisite courses are:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Calculations for Medication Administration
- Medical Terminology
Access to these co-requisite online courses will be given prior to the start of classroom activities, once payment of 10% of the course fee is made. This 10% deposit is non-refundable.
The TEEX EMT-Paramedic programs have been approved for Semester Credit Hours through the American Council on Education (ACE). ACE recommends, in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 23 semester hours in Health Science, Allied Health, Emergency Medical Care or Paramedical Science.
Government ProgramsPost 9/11 GI Bill Benefits® For information contact Veteranservices@teex.tamu.edu or call (877) 833-9638