Jul 03, 2022
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions and the Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
The Paramedic degree will provide individuals with advanced level knowledge and skills associated with pre-hospital care during illness and traumatic iniuries.The paramedic renders basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene of their injuries or illnesses and continues this treatment while transporting these patients to the hospital.
Admission, Retention, and Graduation Requirements
Admission Requirements (General)
A student desiring to pursue the associate of applied science degree in Emergency Medical Services must:
- Apply, meet the general admission requirements, and be accepted by Northeast State Community College.
- Indicate Emergency Medical Services as the desired major on the Northeast State application form.
- See a faculty advisor from the Health-Related Professions area prior to registering for classes and obtain faculty approval to register.
- Complete all required learning support courses prior to making application for the Emergency Medical Services program.
Emergency Medical Services Program Application Requirements
A student who has completed the above referenced requirements is eligible to apply for admission to the Emergency Medical Services program. The student must be currently licensed as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician by the State of Tennessee. To apply for admission into the Emergency Medical Services program, the student must complete and return to the Emergency Medical Services Program Director a “Request for Admission into the Emergency Medical Services Program” form. The student should attach to the form a current transcript of all the college courses taken.
Admission to the Emergency Medical Services Program
- Appear for a personal interview with the Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic Program Advisory Committee whose membership consists of:
- Dean of Health-Related Professions
- Program Director of the Emergency Medical Services Program
- Representatives from the local communities of interest
- Emergency Medical Services Program Medical Director
- Vice President for Academic Affairs (ex officio)
- A representative from the State Division of Emergency Medical Services
- A psychologist
- A local EMS Service Director
- A registered nurse from a local healthcare facility
- A current Emergency Medical Services student
- Demonstrate knowledge and competence in the basic knowledge and skills of an AEMT and possess the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation.
- Submit evidence of good moral character. Such evidence shall be two recent (within the preceding 12 months) original letters from medical professionals attesting to the applicant’s personal character.
- Successfully complete the Advanced EMT assessment examination and hold a current Tennessee license as an AEMT.
- Transfer students: individuals who have attended other colleges and desire to transfer into the Northeast State Paramedic program will be considered on an individual basis. Transfer requests should be directed to the Dean of Health-Related Professions. Transfer students must meet the same standards and criteria as others desiring to pursue an Associate of Applied Science degree in Paramedic at Northeast State.
A student who has been dismissed or has withdrawn from the Emergency Medical Services program may be readmitted. The following apply:
- Only one readmission to the Emergency Medical Services program is permitted. This readmission must occur within a one year time frame.
- A student must apply to the Emergency Medical Services Program Director for readmission at least one semester before the desired date of return.
- A student must request readmission in writing and appear before the Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic Program Advisory Committee.
- A student repeating an Emergency Medical Services course must repeat both the didactic and clinical components of the course.
- A student may be readmitted only if space is available.
- If additional readmissions are sought, the entire admission requirements must be completed.
To remain in good standing once admitted to the Emergency Medical Services program, the student must:
- Adhere to Northeast State, Emergency Medical Services program, department, and clinical affiliate policies.
- Maintain a “C” or better in each Emergency Medical Services course.
- Satisfactorily complete the didactic, clinical, and/or skills requirements of each Emergency Medical Services course. Failure in either segment will result in a grade of “F” for the entire course.
- Submit to the Emergency Medical Services Program Director written evidence, on the appropriate form, of a physical examination taken within the past six months showing the applicant is in good physical health and possesses no physical disabilities that would impede the applicant’s ability to fulfill the functions and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Services. Any limitations in the individuals ability to perform adequately will require additional documentation.
- Exhibit safe clinical behavior.
- Demonstrate professional, ethical, and legal conduct.
- Purchase professional liability insurance ($1,000,000/$3,000,000).
- Maintain CPR certification.
- Sign a statement prior to admission indicating he/she is drug free and submit to a drug test if requested by the Dean of Health-Related Professions at any time during the program. A positive drug test is grounds for immediate dismissal.
- Students must comply with policies of clinical affiliates concerning criminal background checks and must assume associated costs.
Program graduation requirements include the successful completion of all courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each course.
General Education Courses
Emergency Medical Services Program is a selective admission program. Completing the general education requirements does not guarantee admission.
For Further Information
Darren Ellenburg, Associate Professor
Program Director, Paramedic Education
Connie Marshall, R.T. (R)
Dean Health-Related Professions