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About the Paramedic Program

The Paramedic Program at Lone Star College-CyFair is designed for any certified EMT-Basic interested in becoming a Paramedic. The Paramedic course teaches anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, advanced airway management, intravenous therapy, cardiology ECG interpretation, and pharmacology. EMT-Basic training consists of coursework and hands-on experience designed to prepare students to administer care in emergency situations. Upon successfully satisfying all course completion criteria of Paramedic Program, the student will be eligible to sit for the National and State certification examination conducted by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. If you are interested in an degree plan that will help you make a difference in your community, then we are interested in you. Enrollment for Lone Star College-CyFair begins with an appointment with an academic advisor to ensure you meet academic eligibility requirements.

Accreditation Status

The Lone Star College-CyFair EMS Professions Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Contact CAAHEP:
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992
Program Statistics 2013 2014 2015 2016
National Registry Written Exam Results 89.7% 100% 100% 96%
National Registry Practical Exams 87.2% 100% 100% 100%
Program Retention rate 71.9% 60% 62.5% 71.4%
Positive Job Placement rate 97.5% 100% 89.5% 88%

All results can be verified by the Annual Report submitted to CoAEMSP.


The following course options must be completed before entering the EMS Academy at LSC-CyFair:

  1. ENGL 0304 or ENGL 0364 or
  2. ENGL 0306 and ENGL 0374 or
  3. MATH 0306 or a higher level Math course 

OR Satisfactory scores on placement exams. Your scores must be approved by the advisor before you register. If your scores are not within the acceptable range you can also take above noted English or Math courses to fulfill the requirements. This is subject to advisor approval. English and Math requirements must be met before you start any of our EMS Certification Courses.

Applying to the Program

After receiving approval from an academic advisor, students will need to apply to the Director of the EMS Professions Program for a position in the EMS Academy. Enrollment for each class is limited to 25 students. The demand for these positions is high, and positions are awarded to the first 25 candidates who submit a complete application packet. The following must be submitted with the completed application packet for the Paramedic Program:

  • Physician physical and verification of required immunizations 
  • A criminal background check with no negative findings
  • Payment for a drug screen from an approved LSC vendor
  • Copy of Texas Department of State Health Services EMT Basic certification
  • College transcripts from any previous college

Mandatory Program Orientation Session and Clinical Orientation Sessions will be held in August 2018. Exact date, time and location will be sent to you in your acceptance letter. YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSION. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Students who have prior college credit for advanced courses at the Paramedic level should speak with the Director of the EMS Professions Program as special circumstances may be applicable to your enrollment.

The completion of paperwork for the application packet can take up to a month or longer.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for students. The four most common types of aid are grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. Visit the Lone Star College–CyFair Financial Aid Department to learn more. The office is located in Room 144 of the Learning Center at LSC-CyFair. They can be reached by phone at 281.290.3200. Information may also be requested at cfcinfo@lonestar.edu.

Veteran Assistance

The Veteran Affairs office is located in Room 142-C of the Learning Center at LSC-CyFair.
Phone: 281.290.3200
E-mail: cfcinfo@lonestar.edu

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