Vernon College is located in Wichita Falls, Texas, with locations in Vernon, Texas as well. The campus in Wichita Falls is right off highway 82/277 and is located near Sikes Lake and Sikes Center. Hamilton Park is just down the road and Midwestern University is nearby as well.
The EMT Paramedic training program offered by Vernon College will take approximately two years to complete. The total number of credit hours to complete the program is 39. This includes clinical courses in which the student will work as an unpaid employee at one of the local hospitals. These clinical rotations will give students in the program hands on experience in the field. An Associate in Applied Science Degree takes 62 semester hours.
In order to be accepted into the paramedic program a student must have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age. Students must be accepted into the college before they will be able to be accepted into the program, the first step in the application process is to complete the Vernon College admission procedures. Next, students will need to complete an application for the EMS department. Evidence of a physical examination along with all immunization records must be submitted. A criminal background check will need to be submitted before a student is able to start any of their clinical rotations. A drug screen may be required as well.
For more information about the Emergency Services Programs offered through Vernon College you may contact Al Garcia, Program Coordinator at 940-696-8752 ext. 3233.