Paramedic Schools in Texas

This article will provide you with a list of paramedic schools in Texas where you can get admissions information, send applications, and graduate from in order to get a job in the Lone Star State as a working EMT Paramedic.

  • And please note: If you’ve already graduated school and are serious about passing the NREMT exam, you can find online EMT and Paramedic practice tests that will try to help you pass the examination on your first attempt.

Do Note: This list now contains a collection of accredited and non-accredited paramedic programs.

Paramedic Schools in Texas

Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their programs:

Abilene Fire Department – Abilene, TX
4242 East Lake Rd
Abilene, TX 79601

Alvin Community College – Alvin, TX
3110 Mustang Rd
Alvin, TX 77511

Amarillo College – Amarillo, TX
PO Box 447
2201 S. Washington
Amarillo , TX – 79178

Angelina College  – Lufkin, TX
PO Box 1768
3500 South First Street
Lufkin , TX – 75902

Austin Community College  – Austin, TX
3401 Webberville Rd
Austin , TX – 78702

Blinn College – Bryan, TX
8441 State Highway 47
Clinical Building 1, Suite 3535
Bryan , TX – 77807

Brazosport College  – Lake Jackson, TX
500 College Drive
Lake Jackson , TX – 77566

Central Texas College  – Killeen, TX
6200 W CTE
Killeen , TX – 76549

College of the Mainland – Texas City, TX
1200 Amburn Road
Texas City , TX – 77591

Collin County Community College  – McKinney, TX
2200 West University Drive
McKinney , TX – 75070-8001

Cypress Creek EMS
7111 Five Forks
Spring, TX 77379

Dallas College – Brookhaven
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
3939 Valley View Lane
Building X 1072
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Dallas College – El Centro
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
3939 Valley View Lane
Building X 1072
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Del Mar College – Corpus Christi, TX
101 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

El Paso Community College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
PO Box 20500
10700 Gateway East
El Paso, TX 79925

El Paso Fire Department
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
6800 Delta Dr
El Paso, TX 79105

EMTS Academy and St David’s Round Rock Medical Center Paramedic Program Consortium
1555 University Blvd
Suite 401B
Round Rock, TX 78665

Galveston College  – Galveston, TX
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston , TX – 77550

Grayson County College  – Denison, TX
6101 Grayson Drive
Denison , TX – 75020

Hill College  – Hillsboro, TX
2112 Mayfield Parkway
Cleburne, TX 76033

Houston Community College System – Houston, TX
555 Community College Drive
Houston , TX – 77013

Howard College – San Angelo TX
3501 North US Hwy 67
San Angelo , TX – 76905

Kilgore College – Longview, TX
300 South High Street
Longview, TX 75601

Lamar Institute of Technology – Beaumont, TX
802 E. Lavaca
PO Box 1006
Beaumont, TX 77710

Laredo College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
One West End Washington Street
Ruben Garcia Allied Health Bldg
Laredo, TX 78040

Laredo Fire Department – Laredo, TX
616 E Del Mar
Laredo, TX 78045

Life EMS Academy/El Paso ESD 2 Consortium
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
6500 Boeing Drive
Bldg L Suite 217
El Paso, TX 79925

Lone Star College, Cy Fair  – Cypress, TX
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress , TX – 77433

Lone Star College-Montgomery
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
3200 College Park Dr
Ste 120
Conroe, TX 77384

Lone Star College, North Harris  – Houston, TX
2700 W. W. Thorne Drive
Houston , TX – 77073

McLennan Community College – Waco, TX
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708

Midland College – Midland, TX
3600 N Garfield
Midland, TX 79705

Navarro College  – (Waxahachie Campus), TX
1900 John Arden Drive
Waxahachie , TX – 75165

North Texas Community College – Mount Pleasant, TX
1500 North Corinth Street
Corinth , TX – 76208

Northeast Texas Community College
2886 FM 1735 Chapel Hill Road
Mount Pleasant, TX 75456-1307

Odessa College  – Odessa, TX
201 W. University Blvd
Odessa , TX – 79764

Panola College  – Carthage, TX
820 W Panola
Carthage , TX – 75633

Paris Junior College – Paris, TX
2400 Clarksville Street
Paris , TX – 75460

PERCOM/Kilgore College Consortium – Abilene, TX
PO Box 3744
Abilene , TX – 79604

San Antonio College  – San Antonio, TX
1300 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio , TX – 78212-4299

San Jacinto College, North Campus  – Houston, TX
5800 Uvalde Road
Houston , TX – 77049

School of EMS
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
Program Director located at 2850 Scherer Dr, Suite 500, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Main Campus
115 Jordan Plaza Blvd, Suite 200
Tyler, TX 75704

South Plains College  – Lubbock, TX
819 Gilbert Drive
Lubbock , TX – 79413

South Texas College – McAllen, TX
1101 E. Vermont
PO Box 9701
McAllen , TX – 78501

Tarrant County College (Northeast Campus) -Hurst, TX
828 West Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054

Temple College – Temple, TX
2600 South First Street
Temple , TX – 76504

Texarkana College – Texarkana, TX
2500 North Robison Rd
Texarkana, TX 75599-0002

Texas Engineering Extension Service – College Station, TX
301 Tarrow
College Station , TX – 77840

Texas Southmost College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520

Texas State Technical College-Abilene
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2082 Quantum Loop
Abilene, TX 79602

Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1902 North Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550

Trinity Valley Community College
1551 S.H. 34 South
Terrell, TX 75160

Tyler Junior College  – Tyler, TX
PO Box 9020
1400 Fifth Street, Hwy 64 East
Tyler , TX – 75711

The University of Texas Health Science at San Antonio  – San Antonio, TX
4201 Medical Drive, Suite 120
San Antonio , TX – 78229

Victoria College  – Victoria, TX
Allied Health Building
2200 E. Red River
Victoria , TX – 77901

Weatherford College  – Weatherford, TX
225 College Park Drive
Weatherford , TX – 76086

Wharton County Junior College  – Wharton, TX
Dept of Vocational Science
911 E. Boling Hwy
Wharton , TX – 77488

The accrediting organization for EMT Paramedic training education in the United States is the CoAEMSP (Committee on Accreditation of EMS Education Programs), which operates under the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).  Beginning on January 1, 2013, graduation from an accredited paramedic program will be required for those seeking certification through the National Registry.  Do note, however, that it is not necessarily a requirement that you graduate from an accredited program to find a job as a EMT or paramedic.

And here, click on a school listed below to be taken directly to the college or university’s official homepage:

Other Things You Should Know

Paramedic Schools in the state of Texas

It’s vital that anyone interested in becoming a paramedic know that the career of EMTs and paramedics is unequivocally on the rise.  The truth is that, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to rise 23% from 2012 to 2022.  That is much faster than the average for other career fields, and it should give EMS students peace of mind knowing that they are entering a career field that is on the rise, rather than on the decline.

Now, let’s quickly discuss education. EMTs and paramedics must complete a postsecondary educational program.  What does that mean, you might ask?  Postsecondary education just means that in order to work in EMS, you will need to complete a paramedic training and education program following your graduation from high school (or GED equivalent).

As far as paramedic salary is concerned, the pay rate for EMTs and paramedics can vary quite a bit.  This is mostly due to region, as someone working in Texas is likely to may more money annually and per hour than a paramedic in the mid-west, for example.  Still, the median salary for EMTs and medics, according to the BLS, is $31,020.

Strong EMT and paramedic traits are essential to the job, as well.  A lot of discussion goes into how much you can lift, or how educated or trained you are, but at the end of the day, patients (be it in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Midland) want to feel like you understand their pain and concerns, and that you care about their well being.  And if you work in EMS, you really and truly should care about people.

Here are a few qualities that are important to possess as a paramedic in the state of Texas:

Are You Compassionate – Do you care about your patients?  Can you sympathize and even empathize with them?  Are you a people person?

Interpersonal Abilities – Just like any other job, you have to be able to work well with others.  Can you work well with your fellow medics on the job?  Can you take direction well?

Problem-Solving Skills –  Sometimes, problems will arise.  Do you have a good, strong sense to decipher what a patient is saying if you don’t speak his or her language?  If a decision must be made quickly, can you do it under pressure?

Listening Skills – It’s very important to really and truly listen to your patient.  That’s the number one way you can solve their problem or pain: by completely listening to, and then assessing, their problem.

Speaking Skills – Patients can sometimes be very concerned, confused, or scared by EMS professionals.  Are you able to convey, through your speaking skills, the steps the patient is about to undergo to help ease their pain?

Physical Ability – The job of an EMT or paramedic is tough.  And there will be times when you need to lift a patient to safety, or simply move him or her on a stretcher or simply carry heavy equipment up and down stairwells.

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