LP Research Resources December 8, 2016

North Central Texas College Paramedic Program

The North Central Texas College EMT paramedic training program offers students the necessary courses for certification at the highest level of EMT paramedic. A training Certificate in Paramedicine program and an Associate of Applied Science in Paramedical degree is offered through North Central Texas College.

The Emergency Medical Technology campus of North Central Texas College is located at 1500 North Corinth Street in Corinth, Texas. The campus is just off highway 35E. The Atrium Medical Center of Corinth is located within a block of the campus.

Program Prerequisites  
  • Student Information Form
  • Pass a Drug Screen: must be paid for by the student
  • CPR Card (online courses not accepted)
  • Pass a Physical Examination
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Proof of Health Insurance
  • TB screening
  • EMT-Basic certification (for the paramedic program)
  • Copy of current Driver’s License

Potential students are required to attend an Advisement Session in order to be considered for admission to the EMT program. After attending the Advisement Session, students must complete the PAX testing process. To be accepted into the program, the candidate must possess one of the top thirty highest scores from the PAX test.

Entrance into the paramedic education program is offered on a first come first serve basis and due to the popularity of the program, the college recommends early registration.

A student will only be registered for EMS classes if they have all of the required forms and certifications turned into the EMS department. Paperwork that is sent in to the office prior to the day the student registers for courses will not be accepted! Documents must be with the individual at registration.

Program Schedule  

The paramedic training program offered through North Central Texas College starts in both the spring and the fall semesters. Classes take place in the evenings from 6 to 10 pm. The amount of time it takes to complete the program depends on the track the student decides to take, either the certificate or the degree track. Clinical rotations take place at fire departments and hospitals in the area.

  • EMT Basic The EMT Basic Courses  are offered every fall. (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) and Spring  (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) semesters. Please check the current course schedule for days and times. Clinicals are scheduled around your work and school schedules.
  • EMT-P – The Paramedic Courses start every Fall and Spring semesters during the evening hours of 6 p.m.-10 p.m.   Clinicals are scheduled around your work and school schedules. In order to sign up for the Paramedic program, the student must be a certified EMT-B.
Application Information

North Central Texas College offers online registration in order to apply to the school. NC uses the ApplyTexas system for their online application. This is a state maintained system that allowing potential students to apply to multiple schools throughout the state of Texas with a single application. The application can be accessed from the North Central Texas College home page. Information packets, scholarship information and cost lists can also be downloaded for further information.

Additional Information

Upon completing certification or degree coursework, students will receive a Certificate of Course Completion. This is necessary in order to work as an EMT in Texas and to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification licensure examination.

RN-Bridge to Paramedic Program

North Central Texas College also has emergency medical certification for register nurses, physician’s assistants, respiratory therapist, and licensed nurse practitioners. The prerequisite is that they individual be currently licensed within 36 months work experience and a college degree - Preparation of the R.N., R.R.T., L.P.N, or P.A. (Licensed to Practice in Texas) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certification. Once the courses are completed, students must successfully complete an EMS internship in fieldwork. Students meeting these requirements are eligible for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

Contact Information  

For more information, you can contact the department of Emergency Medical Services at 940-498-6237.
You may also contact one of the two Program Coordinators and Instructors.

Suzanne Stiles: (940) 498-6254 or e-mail: sstiles@nctc.edu
Strider Floyd(940) 498-6254 or e-mail: sfloyd@nctc.edu