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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
727.210.2350
www.caahep.org
Contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org?

 

Program Statistics 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
National Registry Written Exam Results 89.7% 100% 100% 96% 93.8%
National Registry Practical Exams 87.2% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Program Retention rate 71.9% 60% 62.5% 71.4% 65.5%
Positive Job Placement rate 97.5% 100% 89.5% 88% 88.2%

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

Requirements

The following course options must be completed before entering the EMS Associate Degree Program 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. This is not required for the certificate program.

Applying to the Program

After receiving approval from an academic advisor, students will need to apply to through Castle Branch for a position in the EMS Academy. After receiving approval from an academic advisor, students will need to complete a Application Packet and submit it to the EMS Professions Department through Castle Branch prior to the application deadline. Enrollment for each class is limited to 25 students. Below are links to the information packet and application packet. Please read them carefully to understand the requirements and submission process.

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. Some immunizations require dates and some require titers (blood work).  Confirm with the application packet what is needed. 
    • MMR x2
    • Varicella (Chicken pox) x2
    • Hepatitis B Titer
    • Hepatitis C screening
    • TB Skin Test within last 6 months
    • Tdap within the last three years
    • Current year flu shot
  • A criminal background check with no negative findings
  • Payment for a drug screen by an approved LSC vendor
  • Proof of current health insurance
  • Picture of a government issued ID
  • Current AHA Basic CPR training
  • Copy of EMT Certification
  • Information sheet (in the documentation packet)
  • College Transcripts

It is the student’s responsibility to continually check back on their Castle Branch account to ensure that the information submitted is accepted.  After all requirements are met and cleared by Castle Branch and the application period has closed the student will receive an email acceptance letter.  This letter will be sent to the email address on the information page submitted.  Once they receive the emailed letter they will follow the instruction on the letter to register. The school code for the paramedic application is LD29 Paramedic (school year). So it should look like this LD29 Paramedic 2018-2019.

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 ORIENTATION SESSIONS. 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.

Changes to the Program

The LSC-CF EMSP program is moving to a hybrid format of teaching. All didactic courses will consist of both face to face and online course work. With the change in format we will also be changing the hours of the program. We will continue to have two cohort of students. The new days and hours will be as follows: Tuesday and Wednesday 0800-1500 or Tuesday and Wednesday 1300-1900. This is for the classroom only. Clinical assignments will continue to be made by signing up after clinical orientation.

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

Other Links

The websites below are also excellent sources of information.