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Advanced Paramedic Course Information

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 2018
National Registry Written Exam Results 89.7% 100% 100% 96% 93.8% 93%
National Registry Practical Exams 87.2% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Program Retention rate 71.9% 60% 62.5% 71.4% 65.5% 80%
Positive Job Placement rate 97.5% 100% 89.5% 88% 88.2% 95.5%

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

Requirements

You must first apply at Lone Star College-CyFair through the online application process.

  1. If you are seeking the Paramedic Certificate you must be certified as an EMT and complete the application process outlined in this document. See a Workforce advisor on campus to ensure you have met eligibility requirements. Admission to the certificate program does not require college readiness.
  2. If you are seeking the AAS Degree you must see a Workforce advisor on campus and to ensure you have met academic eligibility requirements. The AAS degree plan requires college readiness, as defined in the college catalog.

Applying to the Program

Please review the Information packet below for the step by step process to apply to our program. Our application process has changed. To submit your application use the following link Lonestarcompliance.com

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

The demand for these positions is high, and positions are awarded to the first 25 candidates who submit a complete Clinical Documentation (Application) Packet. The following must be submitted as part of a completed Clinical Documentation packet:

  • Physician physical (on the approved LSC form) 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 by an approved LSC vendor
  • Proof of current health insurance
  • Picture of a government issued ID
  • Current AHA Basic CPR training
  • Information sheet (in the documentation packet)
  • Once accepted into the program the candidate will receive directions on purchasing and completing a random drug screen. A negative drug screen is a requirement to attend any clinical activity.

The time and dates for the Mandatory Program Orientation Session are still TBA.

Application Deadline for Fall 2022-2023 Paramedic Classes will be June 1, 2022. 

Information Packet and Application

Applications will be available beginning February 1, 2022.  Please attend an information session for more details.

Program Format

The LSC-CF EMSP program is a hybrid format of teaching and learning. All didactic and lab courses will consist of both face to face and online course work. We offer two cohort of students. All students will attend Monday online presentations and one day, either Tuesday or Wednesdays, on campus lab days. 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.

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