LP Research Resources September 28, 2016

North Harris Montgomery Community College Paramedic Program

North Harris Montgomery Community College has a program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to paramedic.

North Harris Montgomery Community College is a part of the Lone Star College System. The college system offers emergency medical service degrees on three campuses, CyFair, Montgomery, and North Harris. Kingwood and Tomball also offer some EMS courses. The main branch of the Lone Star College System is located at 5000 Research Forest Drive in Woodlands, Texas.

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Program Information

North Harris Montgomery College EMS program provides paramedic training by way of an associate’s degree or a certificate degree for training. The LSC-CyFair campus provides multiple EMT-Basic courses with variety of schedules to meet the various needs of students.

The EMT-Basic program covers anatomy and physiology, initial patient survey and triage, airway management, oxygen therapy, and treatment of bleeding, shock, cardiac arrest, automated external defibrillation, fractures, spinal injuries and other medical emergencies. These courses prepare the student for further EMT training as a paramedic, including the education needed to take the National Registry exam (NREMT).

The paramedic course will take approximately two years to complete and students are only accepted in the fall for the advanced EMT training program.

Program Prerequisites

All program candidates must meet the state requirements of being 18 years of age and having completed high school, with a diploma or GED. The program also requires English and Math courses completed prior to entrance into the EMS program or satisfactory scores on placement exams.

Students interested in the EMS courses offered at North Harris Montgomery Community College must first apply for and be accepted into the Lone Star College System. Students may then fill out a formal application in order to pursue an advanced paramedic degree. The application portfolio will need to include copies of relevant transcripts, a resume, copy of EMT-Basic certification or required coursework, immunization records, negative TB test document, copy of AHA health care provider level CPR card, and a completed health history form and physical examination.

Acceptance into the paramedic training program will depend on results from a background check which is completed by the college and paid for by the student. Students may also need to submit to a drug test, show proof of medical insurance, and be updated on immunizations.

Contact Information

For further information you may contact the Department Chair and Program Director, Kim Miller at kimberly.e.miller@lonestar.edu or Phone: 281-290-5906.