LP Research Resources January 23, 2018

South Plains College EMT Paramedic School

South Plains College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to paramedic. South Plains College is located at 819 Gilbert Drive, in Lubbock Texas. Courses for the EMS programs take place in a variety of locations. However, in order to apply to any of the EMS programs offered through the school, applications must be submitted at the main office on the Reese Campus.

Program Information

The Paramedic program offered through South Plains College consists of EMT-B training courses and EMT training on through to Advanced EMT levels resulting in a paramedic certification. The courses count towards 21 college credit hours for those wishing to pursue an associate’s degree. Both night and day courses are available to accommodate different student’s needs. It is recommended to apply to the program at least three months in advance of the semester in which you wish to start. You can complete registration online for faster admission.

Program Prerequisites

To be accepted into the EMT training programs, students must first go through an enrollment process to be accepted into the college. Additional enrollment requirements include:

  • must have a valid driver’s license
  • have a high school diploma or the equivalent
  • must be 18 years of age
  • pass a physical examination
  • must have current immunization records
  • must pass drug screening –  and stay drug free
  • may not have received a dishonorable military discharge
  • must hold a current CPR card

Additional requirements for the paramedic program include Certification as an EMT Basic through the state of Texas, must be TSI complete in reading examinations, and have a completed student file on record, which includes the information sheet, copy of CPR card, and immunization records. If accepted into the paramedic program, students will be subject to a criminal background check prior to their clinical rotations.

Contact Information

For more information about the program, you may contact Jerry Findley, the program director, at jfindley@southplainscollege.edu or by phone at 806-716-4635.