Texas Paramedic Programs

National EMS Academy

Become a Paramedic

Paramedics are healthcare professionals providing the highest level of care available outside of a hospital. Paramedics work under the supervision of a physician through written protocols or online guidance to extend advanced life support care to the sick and injured.
Paramedics are trained in all aspects of pre-hospital emergency care.

During a medical transport, the paramedic is responsible for the safety and well-being of the patient. Paramedics may work on ambulances, in industrial settings, and on aeromedical transport teams. The National EMS Academy is an accredited satellite site under the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services (TEEX) EMS program. 

National EMS Academy

Additional Skills You Will Learn

In addition to basic EMT skills, paramedics also:

  • Start intravenous lines
  • Administer a wide variety of medications
  • Insert advanced airway devices
  • Read electrocardiograms
  • Use manual defibrillators and cardiac pacemakers
  • Perform other advanced skills delegated by the medical control physician

Paramedic students must take or show proof of passing a college-level survey A&P course or a full-year A&P course.

National EMS Academy

Course Schedule

Classes in Beaumont, TX meet twice a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on an alternating schedule: Mon./Tues. one week and Wed./Thurs. of the next week. The course spans 14 months.

Classes in San Antonio, TX meet three times a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays every other week. The course spans 14 months.