LP Research Resources January 23, 2018

Hill College Texas EMT Paramedic Program


Hill College, Texas EMT paramedic training program offers EMT training students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of EMT paramedic, including a paramedic training technical certificate program. The college offers the programs at their Cleburne, Texas Campus and their Hillsboro, Texas Campus.

Program Information

EMT-Basic and Advanced EMT Certificate of Completion are a total of 34 semester hours. The Basic training program is 6 of the 34 hours. EMT-Basic courses are offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer) with day and evening classes available. This course is one semester in duration.

Cleburne Campus course schedules: Day course offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 0900-1700. Evening courses offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1800-2200

Hillsboro Campus course schedules: Fall & Spring evening courses currently on Tues., Wed., Thurs., from 1800-2200 & occasional Saturdays. No classes held on Sunday.  Summer courses will be held three days a week from 0900-1700, and occasional Saturdays.

The school does not hold the Advanced EMT level of training. It is a part of their paramedic training program.

Paramedic Course Information

The Paramedic Certificate of Technology program consists of a total of 53 semester hours (this total includes he completed 34 semester hours of training for the EMT-Basic and Advanced EMT Certificate).

EMT Paramedic ~ The day course is offered at the Cleburne campus and starts every fall semester. It runs for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The course meets every “C” shift excluding Sundays from 0900-1700.

The night courses in Cleburne and Hillsboro have staggering entry dates. Check back regularly for dates.

The Cleburne night course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays from 1800-2200 and one Saturday a month from 0900-1700. It runs four semesters long.
The Hillsboro night course is shift based on “B” shift and meets from 1800-2200.  Saturdays are 0900-1700, no courses held on Sundays.

An Associate Degree of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services consists of a total of 65 total semester hours, the previous 53 hours of completed paramedic training are applied to the total.

Additional Information

Fall registration for paramedic training courses must be completed by July; Summer paramedic training applications must be completed by April. While fees may vary, the approximate costs are:

For EMT Basic the total cost will be averaged @ $1,000.
For Paramedic, average cost per semester is $900-1,300.
This does not include the cost of books, lab fees, uniforms, and other fees that may be applicable.

Prior to entering the paramedic training courses, a student must complete an approved EMT Basic Course and basic clinicals. These courses are offered through the college as well.

EMT Training – Basic course requires general stationary, a stethoscope, a syphgmomanometer (a blood pressure cuff), a pen light, and pens.

Program Prerequisites

For acceptance into both the EMT program and the paramedic training program, students must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. Potential paramedic students must also pass an 11-panel drug screening test, criminal background check and have an updated complete immunization record submitted.

Students must first be accepted into the college before being admitted into either program. All application guidelines are outlined by the admissions department.

Contact Information

For more information about the programs, you can call the school at 817-641-9887 or contact the EMS program Coordinator Diedra Blankenship at dblankenship@hillcollege.edu.