South Texas College is located in McAllen, Texas. The address of the school is 3201 W. Pecan. Pecan Boulevard is highway 495, just outside of the city. Las Palmas Park and Municipal Park are within walking distance of the campus.
EMT and Paramedic Program Information
South Texas College offers a paramedic certificate program and an associated degree program. To complete the associate degree a student will have to complete additional general education requirements. The certificate program consists of two years of classes including the summer. The first semester (fall) consists of 15 credit hours, the second semester (spring) consists of 12 credit hours, the summer session is four credit hours, the third semester is eight credit hours and the final semester is consists of 10 credit hours. The last two credit hours in the final semester is a practicum course. This is a total of 51 credit hours.
Tuition costs per credit hour are $131 for in district students, $164.50 for out of district students, and $202 for out of state residents.
To apply to the paramedic training program the following requirements must be met:
- Must meet all of the education requirements of the college
- High School Diploma or GED
- Must be 18
- For the degree option: students must take and pass a state mandated general knowledge examination such as the THEA, ACCUPLACER, ASSET, or COMPASS
- For the certificate option: complete a placement test and score a C or better for classes taken
- Copy of Texas driver’s license
- Submit completed application packet
- meet specific requirements for clinical practices (vaccinations, hepatitis B, criminal background check, drug screening)
- Before applying, must participate in the mandatory EMT program advisement and hospital orientation
Students are accepted into the program on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information about the program you can contact the EMT program office at 956-872-3178.