Paramedic

Online program designed to prepare you to become a licensed Paramedic in Texas

Program Overview

Texas EMS School’s online Paramedic program will prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s Paramedic exam and an exciting career as a Paramedic.

The Paramedic program consists of four components – online coursework, hands-on Skills Labs, Clinical & Field Experiences, and a Capstone Field Internship.

Online Coursework

The Texas EMS School online learning environment emphasizes content, not class time. The Paramedic program is developed using adaptive learning technologies that assess what you already know and only provide homework assignments for areas in which you are struggling. That means that you can move forward as you master concepts and spend more time on content that addresses your weaknesses.

The online coursework for the Paramedic program should be completed within 16 months, however many students complete the work in a shorter period of time. All components of the program – including coursework, hands-on skills labs, clinical & field experiences, and capstone internship – must be completed within 18 months.

If you have a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet access, you have the basic tools you need to get started.

Hands-On Skills Labs

During hands-on Skills Labs, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your Paramedic psychomotor skills. You’ll also have access to our skills training library, online resources, and experienced Paramedic instructors to help you feel confident in your Paramedic skills.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll be required to attend a minimum of three, Skills Labs. Skills Labs typically take place over two days at Texas EMS School’s training facility in Abilene, Texas. Additional locations may be available from time to time. Contact our Student Support Team to find out about dates and locations that may work best for you.

Clinical and Field Experiences 

You’ll participate in Clinical Experiences & Field Experiences at leading hospitals, clinics, and ambulance services in Texas. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice in real-life situations, while guided by experienced EMS and medical personnel.

Capstone Internship

You’ll serve as the Lead Paramedic on an ambulance at a 911 ambulance service in Texas, while providing direction to your peers and practicing at the highest level of EMS Care.

What You'll Learn

The Texas EMS School Paramedic program is designed to prepare you to meet the challenging demands of the EMS career field, and to prepare for the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic cognitive and psychomotor skills exams.

NREMT Cognitive Knowledge

The Paramedic program is designed to prepare you for the NREMT Paramedic cognitive exam and for an exciting career as a Paramedic. The Paramedic program consists of the following courses:

  • BIOL 2401: Anatomy and Physiology
  • EMSP 1310: Introduction to Advanced Practice and Public Health
  • EMSP 1320: Patient Assessment and Airway Management
  • EMSP 2355: Clinical & Field Portfolio
  • EMSP 1330: Pharmacology
  • EMSP 1340: Trauma Management and Life Support
  • EMSP 1350: Special Populations
  • EMSP 2410: Medical Emergencies
  • EMSP 2420: Cardiology
  • EMSP 2330: EMS Operations
  • EMSP 2140: Assessment Based Management
  • EMSP 2145: Career Lab
  • EMSP 2250: Capstone Field Internship

NREMT Psychomotor Skills

This course covers the proper order, procedure, and practice required to master skills from the National Registration of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic psychomotor exam.

You’ll learn how to perform the following Paramedic psychomotor skills with confidence:

Patient Assessment-Trauma Skills

  • Scene Size-Up
  • Primary Survey/Resuscitation
  • History Taking
  • Secondary Assessment

Cardiac Management Skills

  • Dynamic Cardiology
  • Static Cardiology

Oral Station – Scenario A & B

  • Scene Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Patient Management
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Integration (verbal report, field impression, and transport decision)

Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario

The Integrated Out-Of-Hospital Scenario (IOOH) will reflect either a pediatric, geriatric or adult patient. The candidate will be provided with a professional paramedic partner and evaluated on their ability to manage a call, lead a team, effectively communicate, and maintain professionalism throughout the simulated patient encounter.

Quick Facts

Program Cost

$6500

Cost includes:

  • Textbook
  • Online course access
  • Navigate 2 Premier Access
  • FISDAP Skills Tracker/Scheduler
  • Skills Lab fees
  • ID badge
  • Uniform patch
  • Background check
  • Drug screen

Payment plan available. $100 discount for advance payment.

Upcoming Courses

  • November 2020
  • January 2020
  • March 2020

How It Works

Step 1:

Online
Coursework

You’ll complete online coursework where you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary for your new career as a Paramedic.

Step 2:

Hands-On
Skills Lab

You’ll attend hands-on Skills Labs where you’ll have opportunities to learn, practice, and demonstrate skills necessary to enter the field as a Paramedic.

Step 3:

Clinical & Field Training

You’ll participate in Clinical & Field Experiences at leading hospitals, clinics, and ambulance services to put your skills into practice in real-life situations.

Step 4

Capstone Internship

You’ll serve as the Lead Paramedic on an ambulance at a 911 ambulance service in Texas, while providing direction to your peers and practicing at the highest level of EMS Care.

Online Coursework

Online Coursework That Works Around Your Schedule.

Hands-On Skills Lab

Skills Lab

During the hands-on Skills Labs, you’ll have an opportunity to practice, receive feedback on, and demonstrate your ALS and Paramedic psychomotor skills. You’ll have access to equipment and training scenarios during these skills labs to help prepare you for the field and for your NREMT Paramedic Psychomotor Examination.

To complete this portion of the program, you’ll have to attend a minimum of three Skills Labs conducted by Texas EMS School. Contact a student services advisor to find out about dates and locations that may work best for you.

Upcoming Skills Lab Dates

  • January 2021
  • March 2021
  • May 2021

Clinical & Field Training

Hands-On Training Designed to Work Around Your Busy Schedule

You’ll participate in Clinical Experiences in the Hospital and Pre-Hospital setting at various types of locations and first-responder organizations in Texas. Check the map of clinical sites available to find the location nearest to you. During this phase of the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience and have an opportunity to put your skills into practice through real patient contact, while guided by experienced healthcare professionals.

The Axon Paramedic program includes competency based requirements for the field and hospital setting. Once eligible to complete these experiences, you will be guided through the process of where and how these opportunities can fit your schedule.

You will also complete a capstone field internship in which you will be the Lead Paramedic on a functioning 911 ambulance with your own crew to help guide you. This will give you the opportunity to put into practice all that you have learned throughout the program.

If you are currently employed by a fire department, first-responder organization, ambulance service, or other healthcare organization; you may be able to complete some of your experiences through your employer. Contact a student services advisor for details.

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Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

This program has been approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and meets the requirements for licensure as a Paramedic in Texas.

CAAHEP

The Axon Education Consortium Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.