We are providing a hybrid delivery format for our paramedic program to accommodate the needs of working EMS professionals. This delivery model will be a combination of online and face-to-face education. The hybrid format is aimed to reduce time in class by allowing the students to participate in lectures online, on their own time. Time in the classroom will be focused heavily on skills practice, simulation training, and overall hands-on practical application of what is learned during online lecture. In addition to the hybrid delivery model, classroom time will be scheduled using the standard shift-schedule that is used by most fire and EMS agencies around the region.
In addition to applying for Weatherford College the details listed below will also be required to obtain acceptance in the Weatherford College Paramedic Program.
The Texas Administrative Code and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards requires students attending clinical rotations be immune to MMR, Varicella, & Hepatitis B. This requirement can be met by:
- MEASELS, MUMPS, RUBELLA (MMR) VACCINE: Proof of 2 MMR shots or a positive MMR titer. (This test is known as a MMR IgG titer)
- VARICELLA (Chicken Pox) VACCINE: Proof of 2 Varicella shots or a positive Varicella titer. (This test is known as a Varicella IgG titer)
- HEPATITIS B VACCINE: Proof of 3 Hepatitis B shots or submit a positive Hepatitis B titer. (This test is known as a Hep B surface Ab titer)
**A titer report must be dated within six months prior to the program start date. **
- TETANUS DIPHTHERIA/PERTUSSIS (TDAP) VACCINE: Proof of 1 received within the last 10 years.
- TUBERCULIOUS SKIN TEST: Proof of 1 received within the last year or Chest X-ray within the last 12 months. (Must stay current throughout the program)
- FLU SHOT: Proof of 1 received for the current year/season. (Must be current throughout the program)
- MENIGITIS VACCINE: Proof of 1 received. (Not required if you are over 22 years of age)
- COVID-19 VACCINE: Proof of 2 Moderna, 2 Pfizer, or 1 Johnson & Johnson or Proof of 1 Moderna or 1 Pfizer Bivalent
WEATHERFORD COLLEGE DOES NOT REQUIRE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE. HOWEVER, PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED BY THE CLINICAL ROTATION SITES AFFLIATED WITH THE WC EMS PROGRAMS. NO EXEMPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR ANY REASON IN RELATION TO THE VACCINE.
Proof of a current BLS Basic Life Support level from the American Heart Association (AHA). NO OTHER CPR CERTIFICATE/CLASS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Online CPR is not acceptable. CPR Certificate must stay current throughout the program.
Show proof of National Registry EMT Card and/or Texas DSHS EMT Certificate. All Paramedic students will be required to have a Texas DSHS EMT Certificate before the start of clinicals.
Paramedic graduates find employment with ambulance providers, emergency departments, fire departments, and industrial safety.
EMT is the entry point for the Emergency Medical Services Profession, and is a required certification for State Firefighters, and is required for entry into the paramedic program.
Paramedic is the highest level of licensure in the Emergency Medical Services Profession. Many departments today employ only paramedics creating a demand that all-but guarantees a job to all graduates.
- Dave Jackson Paramedicine Scholarship - For students Enrolled in the paramedic and EMS Programs
- Dr. Trevor Mabery Scholarship
- Weatherford College Grants
- More information can be found on the Scholarship page.
The Weatherford College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.
EMS Academy Paramedic Graduate Outcomes
Number of students enrolled
|Number of students completed||14||12||6||15||24||20|
|Percent completing program||93%||100%||67%||93%||96%||83%|
Overall Pass Rate
EMS Program Coordinator