The Panola 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
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

staroflifeThe Emergency Medical Technologies Program prepares students to work in a variety of health care facilities as Emergency Medical Technicians. Upon successful completion of the course and NREMT testing, graduates work at numerous fire departments, private EMS services, and hospitals. Emergency Medical technician is an exciting field where each day offers new challenges. The program teaches you many life saving skills, required for the fast-advancing world of EMS (Emergency Medical Services).

The program offices and classrooms are located in the Health and Natural Science Building, office 2103, classroom - room 1118, Panola College, 1109 W. Panola St., Carthage, Texas.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply to NREMT . Upon successful completion of NREMT testing, students may apply to Texas Department of State Health Services for state certification.

Admission Criteria

High School Diploma All students must have a high school diploma or GED, or be a senior and enrolled in high school.

CPR AHA CPR-Health Care Provider is a requirement before completing the course and beginning clinical rotations (if applicable). CPR is included as part of the course information and ALL students will be held accountable for this information. 

Healthy Screening Evaluation For students participating in clinical rotations, all students must undergo a baseline physical examination. Students will be given these forms during the first day of class. A baseline physical exam evaluates a student’s current healthy status. This is crucial in the unlikely event of a Blood Borne Pathogen exposure for which the student will require follow-up screening and evaluation. The student MUST also provide proof of immunizations as outlined in section 150.00 Immunizations of the policy and procedures manual. Contact the Program Director for a list of the required immunizations.

Drug Screen All students will have a drug screening done prior to starting class. This is included in the Emergency Medical Technology program fees.

Criminal History All students will have a background check done. This is at the students expense. Students who have a history of a Felony or a Class B Misdemeanor or higher should contact their instructor or course coordinator. In order to become certified the student’s criminal history must be evaluated if they have a history of an aforementioned conviction. Failure to report this criminal history can result in either certification probation or decertification. Criminal histories will be evaluated by National Registry and then again by DSHS. Passing one does not necessarily mean you will pass the other.