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EMT-Paramedic Program Earns National Recognition

LSC-CyFair's Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic ProgramLone Star College-CyFair’s Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program recently earned national recognition under the leadership of Director Kim Miller.

LSC-CyFair’s program has received a full five-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP.)

“We are honored to have been awarded initial accreditation by the CAAHEP,” said Dr. Ted Lewis, dean of science and public services. “This distinction places our program among the elite Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic programs in the state.”

Beginning in 2013, any paramedic student seeking certification must graduate from an accredited institution, said Miller. LSC-CyFair is one of only 19 programs in Texas with this accreditation (along with LSC-North Harris).

“In the letter of accreditation, CAAHEP commends our EMT-Paramedic program and recognizes its ‘substantial compliance with the nationally established accreditation standards,’” said Lewis. “I am very proud of the commitment and dedication of our faculty to educate the best prepared emergency medical technicians and paramedics.”

LSC-CyFair has been preparing students to serve their community in this rewarding career since 2005. Upon graduation of this intense two-year program, students are also eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians® Paramedic examination and apply for state certification/licensure as through the Texas Department of State Health Services.

For information on LSC-CyFair’s program, go to LoneStar.edu/ems-dept-cyfair.