Overview

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.

Requirements

Paramedic candidates must be physically fit to be able to lift and move patients are required by EMS employers.

Career Options

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.

Related Programs

Scholarships

  • 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.

Accreditation

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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org
 
To contact CoAEMSP:
214-703-8445
Fax: 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Program Goals

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

  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Retention
Number of students enrolled
15 12 9 16 25
Number of students completed 14 12 6 15 24
Percent completing program 93% 100% 67% 93% 96%
National Registry
Overall Pass Rate
100% 91% 100% 100% 100%
Employment
After Graduation
100% 91% 100% 100% 100%

Paramedic

    Paramedic Certificate
    Number of Credits
    41

    Contact

    Samantha Grimsley
    EMS Program Coordinator
    sgrimsley@wc.edu
    817-598-6394