So you have decided to pursue a career as a certified EMT Paramedic? If you are a NREMT or TX certified EMT, scroll down this page to learn more!

 

If you are not already certified as an EMT, please CLICK HERE for your pathway to Paramedic.

If you live in a state other than Texas and are thinking about taking our program, click here for information on certification and licensing rules in your state.

How does it work?


3 PART PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

Part 1:  First, complete online coursework and proctored final exams.

Part 2: Then, complete seven 2-day skills learn/testing sessions in TX or MO.

Part 3: Last, complete clinical rotations at PERCOM clinical sites across the US.

In summary, our hybrid/online Paramedic Program is comprised of audio lectures with real Instructors, instructional videos, live weekly online chat rooms, and live “in-person” training/testing sessions at PERCOM Paramedic skills and clinical locations.

PARAMEDIC Program Requirements

Must Have:

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent
  • Valid Government Issued Identification Card
  • Valid NREMT or TX-EMT Certification
  • Valid AHA BLS Provider Certification
  • Nothing in the personal criminal background preventing work as a medical professional.

Other PARAMEDIC Program Requirements:

  • Class signup At EMSTesting.com & PlatinumPlanner.com (Included In Tuition)
  • Paramedic Textbooks (NOT Included In Tuition)
  • Internet Access
  • Web Cam, Mic & Speakers
  • Watch With Second Hand
  • Stethoscope
  • Certification Fees not included
  • Travel/accommodation fees for skills & clinicals

Nationally Accredited Program

PERCOM EMS Medical Education Consortium’s Paramedic Program is proud to announce the following Outcomes Report for the last report cycle required by CAAHEP for items in which preliminary reports are available and reported to CAAHEP for the graduating year 2020:
 

NREMT Written Exam Pass Rate = 81.8%

Program Retention = 70%

Job Placements = 77.6% (however some graduates did not return the survey)

Students who did not reply to surveys or provide the information by other means to the school regarding post-graduation employment are not included in this average.

3 COURSE PROGRAM

Anatomy & Physiology Course
~ College Level A&P I & II Accepted but must pass A&P Final Exam
~ Co-Requisite to Paramedic 1 Course
~ Fees Not Included In Tuition
~ Can be completed prior to full Paramedic Program enrollment, or while going through Paramedic 1 course

AEMT/Paramedic 1 Course
~ Pre-Requisite for Paramedic 2 Course
~ Challenge Option Available for AEMTs
~ Over and Above National Registry AEMT Level

Paramedic 2 Course
~ Among the Highest Pass Rates in the Industry
~ Highest Quality Proprietary Curriculum vs. Competitors
~ Not Publishers “Course in a Can”

 

Home-Based Paramedic Class System

Attend online Paramedic class from the comfort of home! Our online coursework and chat rooms can be accessed from your smartphone, tablet, or pc/laptop.

Open Enrollment

Full enrollment into the online Paramedic Program is typically within five to seven business days after sign-up. However, this varies depending on background check processing time. The 10-month coursework and 20-month program deadlines begin the day you are officially enrolled, as well as a weekly attendance requirement to login PERCOMCourses.com.

Online Paramedic Course & Final Exam

Course Available 24/7

Our exclusive online Paramedic course content is a combination of open book exams, audio lectures, presentations, instructional videos, and homework assignments.

The Final Exam is given live by a PERCOM Exam Proctor by utilizing online webinar software from your home or office. This method allows the Proctor to explain the rules and administer the examination from within a secure, online environment.

LIVE “Hands-on” Sessions

Regularly scheduled skills labs consist of seven 2-day long live lab events: 5 Practice Labs; 2 Testing Labs. If regularly scheduled skills labs do not fit your personal schedule, then private sessions averaging 8 hours can be purchased and scheduled around your availability.

The session begins with familiarization of materials and equipment used specifically by Paramedics, and then quickly moves into the “hands-on” skills training with fellow students. Furthermore, the dates for these sessions are posted on the PERCOM Events Calendar 10-12 months in advance.

Students are able to begin attending their Skills Sessions after completing the Paramedic 2 Course Final Exam. Therefore, start checking the school calendar for dates posted months in advance to start planning travel arrangements (if necessary).

Clinical Rotations & 1st Patient Contact

Utilize the nation’s largest Paramedic training clinical network, and also signup your local EMS provider or hospital inside a Regional Training State!

Clinical Coordinator ON STAFF to assist with your clinical scheduling!

Pre-Clinical Checklist:

  • Physical form completed by your physician or clinic
  • Copies/proof of the required immunizations
  • Possibly other forms depending on clinical location
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen within 30 days of rotations
  • TB skin test within 6 months of rotations

Patient Contact

Your first contact with real patients in an advanced level begins! Track your clinical hours using PlatinumPlanner.com.

  • 96 Hours of EMS Experience Rotations
  • 128 Hours of Emergency Room Rotations
  • 24 Hours Operating Room Rotations
  • 16 Hours of Labor & Delivery Rotations
  • 16 Hours of ICU Rotations
  • 8 Hours of Respiratory Therapy Rotations
  • 8 Hours of NEO ICU Rotations
  • 8 Hours Cardiac Unit Rotations
  • 8 Hours Cath Lab Rotations
  • Final Field Internship – 144 Hours & 20 Successful Team Leads

TOTAL:456 Hours

Certify as National Registry EMT-P

Once all Paramedic Program requirements have been completed & the student has received their Paramedic 2 Course Completion, they will then be ready to take the National Registry (NREMT) Cognitive Exam.

Scheduling the NREMT Cognitive Exam and Psychomotor Exam(not included in this program)  is online and administered at a local Pearson VUE Testing Center.

Paramedic FAQs

How does the Paramedic Program work?

Our Paramedic Program is a self paced, 20 month max, CoAEMSP/CAAHEP accredited, National Registry of EMTs approved, and TX licensed online-based/in-person training program.

The first half of the program is completely online. Each student has up to 10 months to complete P1 and P2 online courses, homeworks, research exams, and final exams to qualify for the 2nd part of the program.

The last 10 months starts with a seven, 2 day skills training and testing sessions that are in person at one of our approved training facilities. The remainder of this time is used to complete at least 456 hours of clinical shifts in the hospital and on an ambulance.

Once completed, the Paramedic student will receive an official Couse Completion certificate and will be marked "Eligible to test" in the NREMT database.

At that point, the student is ready to sit for the NREMT written exam for certification, which is needed for the state license in TX and many other US states.

Do I need any other certificates before enrolling?

Yes, you must be either actively certified as an EMT with NREMT or in the state of Texas prior to enrollment.

This course is not an entry level course.

Can I get credit if I am an ARMY medic/other trained medical professional?

Information for possible students looking for waivers based on past experience. This applies to people like ARMY medics, MARINE/NAVY corpsmen, previously licensed EMTs, RNs, etc.

POLICY FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT OR ADVANCED PLACEMENT 

PERCOM and its cooperative programs do not believe that students who have completed other training opportunities should automatically have to “redo” work.  Based on that premise, there may be times when the Coordinator or Program Director may choose to grant advanced placement for existing licenses, certifications or completed courses obtained by students from other approved programs, educational institutions, or military programs.  Any credit granted will require verifiable documentation provided by the student or through student acquisition methods to be placed in the students file if he/she is accepted into the PERCOM EMS Academy.  Not ALL “proofs” will be accepted as meeting the standards set by state and national authorities or by the PERCOM administrative staff, and PERCOM reserves the right to approve or disapprove any request for advanced placement for any specific portion of training for any reason.  Examples of potential placement based on produced documentation of proof of existing certifications, licensures or prior training and educational opportunities are listed below.  Situations not covered in this document will be evaluated for possible approval by PERCOM administration on a case by case basis.  Potential advanced placement will be worded as “waiver” in this document.

*NOTE: PERCOM DOES NOT ACCEPT TRANSFER “CREDITS”FROM OTHER SCHOOLS OR COLLEGES AND DOES NOT GRANT “CREDITS” FOR COURSES COMPLETED IN ITS ACADEMY.  A TRANSCRIPT WILL BE GENERATED FOR PARAMEDIC GRADUATES OUTLINING HOURS GRANTED AS COMPLETED FOR EACH COURSE LEVEL AND WILL DELINEATE ANY ADVANCED PLACEMENT GRANTED AS “C” ON THE TRANSCRIPT. 

Paramedic1/AEMT/Intermediate

Waiver of some or all homework assignments may be granted based on production of the following documents or items.  However, students remain responsible for the information presented over these items in the course and in text and may see testing of the information in the form of Research Exam questions, skills exam scenarios, Final Exam questions or other methods.  The Coordinator will choose which, if any, assignments will be waived based on produced documentation.  However, standard norms are also listed.  *Note:  No students will be exempted from passing the Final Exam or Testing Skills Session under any circumstances.

 

Anatomy and Physiology Waived

  • Proof of completion of college level human Anatomy and Physiology class(es) with a grade of “C” or higher

 

All Homework Assignments Waived EXCEPT Drug Calculations HW

  • Proof of prior AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification that is expired less than 5 years
  • Copy of current RN, PA, MD, DO licenses
  • Students who have proof of completing Nursing, Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner or Medical School may also be exempt if a transcript or other proof of successful completion is produced.  This does NOT apply to EMS personnel, who must produce evidence of current certification.
  • For students whose AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification has lapsed GREATER than five years, students must present proof of prior AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification with a documentable resume outlining EMS 911 experience while certified of at least one year in the field.  However, students remain responsible for the information presented over these items in the course and in text and may see testing of the information in the form of Research Exam questions, skills exam scenarios, Final Exam questions or other methods.
  • Students who are 68W or its equivalent in other branches of the military who can show documentation of successful completion of advanced training courses through the military that meet or exceed the requirements set in curriculum and are equivalent to the requirements for EMT-Intermediate 85 education and training in the areas of shock pathophysiology, treatment, and management, trauma pathophysiology and advanced field management, and advanced airway management may be eligible for this waiver.  Students must also produce curriculum outlines proving equivalency if they are not already on file in the PERCOM office and accepted.

Clinical and Field Rotation Waivers

  • Proof of prior AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification that is expired less than 5 years
  • Proof of completion of clinical or field rotations from another state licensed EMS education program for AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification within the last 3 years IF the student is able to produce proof of course enrollment in that school and copies of ALL clinical and field rotation records for review for potential credit.  These records must meet State rule and PERCOM minimum requirements for credit in PERCOM’s program toward course completion.  (Student clinical or field rotation completion from another program greater than 3 years old will NOT be granted exemption.)
  • For students whose AEMT/Intermediate or Paramedic certification has been expired GREATER than five years, students must produce proof of prior EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic certification with a documentable resume outlining EMS 911 experience at that level while certified of at least one year in the field.
  • Students with approved existing healthcare licenses, such as RN (or certain military medical positions who are at least EMT certified), who work in the hospital or field environments and have produced a verifiable resume that incorporates proof of ER, emergency care and duties to include standard AEMT/Intermediate skills access such as IV therapy, phlebotomy and medication administration by various routes may be exempted from having to rotate in the hospital environment, with the exception of OR for the purpose of intubations. However, the Clinical Program reserves the right to incorporate those hours into all EMS exposure environments.  SOME of these students may be able to produce evidence of documented job experiences and exposures that meet or exceed any that he/she would receive in standard EMS education field or hospital rotation sites. These records will be individually reviewed for possible waiver of Paramedic1/AEMT clinical and field rotations.  However, if the student is enrolled in Paramedic 1 (and is not planning to stop at the AEMT level in the PERCOM program), the Clinical Coordinator must also review the documentation and have a voice in the overall decision as many of these students will have OR time or other rotations “packed” into later Paramedic 2 Practicum sessions.  This will remain at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator and Program Director.
  • Certified or licensed students from other healthcare disciplines who may be eligible for waiver of clinical and/or field rotations MUST work in an active healthcare environment and MUST have access to IV therapy, phlebotomy and intubation as part of their skills set for their employment.  This must be documented by a physician or administrator in the place of employment or duty station on letterhead and produced for approval by PERCOM administration. However, these students MUST hold an active EMT certification.

*Note:  All students listed above in this section may have experience and training that will allow them to successfully demonstrate adequate minimum performance on skills testing by attending only a skills Testing Session.  Students may do this at their option, or at their own peril, as students who fail that session will be required to attend one or more Practice Sessions and then another Testing Session. Only 3 total sessions are included in the course cost, so a rescheduling plus processing fee will be charged for each session over and above the budgeted amount prior to the student being allowed to participate in non-budgeted sessions, either Practice or Testing.

Students who are exempted from attending Practice Sessions due to waivers MUST be working in an environment that allows them access as part of their job duties to IV therapy, phlebotomy and intubation and will be required to have these skills verified on live patients in their environment by a licensed physician or Paramedic instructor.  This will not constitute as the student being a “clinical student”, and the student will be the responsibility of his/her employer.

Paramedic 2

The Program Director, in cooperation with the Lead Medical Director for the Paramedic Program, reserves the right and has the ultimate responsibility for reviewing and providing final determinations regarding ANY waivers for any portion of the Paramedic 2 didactic, skills, or clinical and field rotation portions of the program.  Any information received from potential students requesting waivers at this level will be forward to that Program Director for approval or denial.  Approval or denial will be given by the PERCOM Program Director by message or email to the student or potential student and any approvals or denials for students who join the program will be kept documented in the student file.  The Clinical Coordinator will NOT approve or disapprove any such requests for this level except as directed by the Paramedic Program Director.

Anatomy and Physiology Waived

  • Proof of completion of  college level human Anatomy and Physiology class(es) with a grade of “C” or higher

Below this line are more in depth details about the each part of the Paramedic Program.

 

Online Paramedic Program Student Requirements

Each student will be required to meet a certain standard of performance to stay enrolled in this course. These requirements are as follows:

  • Maintain valid American Heart Association BLS Providers certification
  • Maintain valid TX or National Registry EMT certification
  • Complete online course didactic and final exam in 5 months
  • Complete entire Paramedic 1 program in 9 months (if testing for AEMT certification)
  • Complete entire Paramedic 2 program in 11 months
  • Maintain an 80% Grade Average
  • Login to PERCOMCourses.com website and visit course, NEWSFEED, or Message Box at least ONCE A WEEK
  • Read and Monitor ANNOUNCEMENTS via PERCOMCourses Message Box
  • Participate in 6 Advanced Chat Room class sessions
  • Successfully complete 2 Hands-On Skills Practice sessions (Paramedic 1), and 3 Hands-On Skills Practice sessions (Paramedic 2)
  • Successfully complete 2 Hands-On Skills Testing sessions (1 session per course)
  • Successfully complete all clinical hours and patient contacts (if testing for AEMT certification)
  • Successfully complete Exit Interview Via Webinar With MD (Paramedic 2)
  • Maintain a Professional Attitude & Behavior throughout the program

Items Included in Tuition

  • Background Check
  • 7 PERCOM Scheduled Skills sessions
  • Clinical Fees, Student Shirt & Name Badge, & Malpractice Insurance
  • EMSTesting.com Class Fee
  • PlatinumPlanner.com Fee

Required Items NOT INCLUDED in Tuition

  • 10 Panel Urine Drug Screening
  • Primary Textbooks – Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets 8th Edition 2 Volumes
  • Textbook – Basic Arrhythmias with 12 Lead ECG, 8th Edition
  • Textbook – Anatomy & Physiology For The Prehospital Provider (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) 2nd Edition
  • Stethoscope
  • Wrist Watch with Second Hand
  • Highspeed Internet Access
  • Computer with working webcam, microphone, and speakers
  • Re-Testing Fees
  • Specialty Scheduled Skills Sessions
  • Additional Exam Prep Materials
  • Physical Form completed by your Physician or clinic
  • Copies and/or proof of current immunizations required for program
  • Health Insurance (can be short term policy for the term of enrollment)

Paramedic 2 Course Information

PERCOM EMS Medical Education Consortium

Course Description

This course is designed and kept up-to-date with current National Registry standards for Paramedic certification. To be eligible to enroll in Paramedic 2, the student must first complete the pre-requisite courses, Paramedic 1 and A&P. Paramedic 1 Challenge Program students enrolling in Paramedic 2 must complete the A&P requirement before scheduling the Pharmacology Qualifying Exam.

The course curriculum is available online at PERCOMCourses.com, and is a mixture of video, presentation, article type lessons spread across approximately 27 different chapters. At the end of the online didactic, the student’s knowledge is tested by a National Registry level standardized Final Exam. This exam is given online with a live test proctor through the use of a web meeting room (aka. webinar). This same webinar system will be used to attend live instructed chat room sessions and MD Round Table sessions.

The Paramedic 2 Program is self-paced and allows only 11 months to fully complete.

The student will have 5 months to complete the following:
  • Online Didactic (approx. 27 Chapters)
  • Homework Assignments
  • Research Exams
  • Advanced Chat Room class sessions
  • MD Round Table Chat Room class sessions
  • Pharmacology Qualifying Exam
  • Cardiology Qualifying Exam
  • Paramedic 2 Final Exam
The remaining 6 months, the student will complete the following at a minimum:
  • Three 2-Day Skills Practice Sessions (Live Instructor, Sites in TX & MO)
  • One 2-Day Skills Testing Session (Live Instructor, Sites in TX & MO)
  • 96 Hours of EMS Experience Rotations
  • 128 Hours of Emergency Room Rotations
  • 24 Hours Operating Room Rotations
  • 16 Hours of Labor & Delivery Rotations
  • 16 Hours of ICU Rotations
  • 8 Hours of Respiratory Therapy Rotations
  • 8 Hours of NEO ICU Rotations
  • 8 Hours Cardiac Unit Rotations
  • 8 Hours Cath Lab Rotations
  • Final Field Internship – 144 Hours & 20 Successful Team Leads
  • Exit Scenario Interview via Webinar with Medical Director

PARAMEDIC 2 COURSE TUITION: $3,750

Paramedic 1 Course Information

PERCOM EMS Medical Education Consortium

Course Description

This course is designed to be above and beyond the current National Registry standards for Advanced EMT (AEMT) certification. To be eligible to enroll in Paramedic 1, the student must be a certified EMT either with the National Registry or the state of Texas.

EXISTING AEMT’s! Click Here for the Paramedic 1 Challenge Program!

The course curriculum is available online at PERCOMCourses.com, and is a mixture of video, presentation, article type lessons spread across approximately 26 different chapters. At the end of the online didactic, the student’s knowledge is tested by a National Registry level standardized Final Exam. This exam is given online with a live test proctor through the use of a web meeting room (aka. webinar). This same webinar system will be used to attend live instructed chat room sessions with fellow students.

The Paramedic 1 Program is self-paced and allows up to 9 months to fully complete if the student is going on to test for certification at the AEMT level.

Paramedic Program Students will move up to the Paramedic 2 Course after completing the Paramedic 1 Final Exam.

The student will have 5 months to complete the following:
  • Online Didactic (approx. 26 Chapters)
  • Homework Assignments
  • Research Exams
  • Advanced Chat Room class sessions
  • Paramedic 1 Final Exam

At this point, Paramedic Program students must postpone all rotation requirements until finished with the Paramedic 2 Final Exam, unless the student plans to test NREMT-Advanced. The Hands-On Skills Labs can be done while completing the Paramedic 2 coursework, or after, but must be completed before attending Paramedic 2 Skills Labs.


If testing for NREMT-A (AEMT) certification, the student will have the remaining 4 months to complete the following:
  • Two 2-Day Skills Practice Sessions (Live Instructor, Sites in TX & MO)
  • One 2-Day Skills Testing Session (Live Instructor, Sites in TX & MO)
  • Clinical Requirements for PERCOM’s AEMT Course

PARAMEDIC 1 COURSE TUITION: $3,750

Anatomy & Physiology Course Information

NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION

DISCLAIMER! Students may take this A&P program required here on this webpage before enrollment in the AEMT or Paramedic programs if they choose. However, they must enter this course ID when setting up the course on Navigate 2 to be able to take the correct exams and correlate the grade report with PERCOM. The course ID is F563F5.

Description

The Paramedic Program requires that each student complete, or have previously completed, college level Anatomy & Physiology I & II courses. Since many students have already completed this requirement prior to enrollment at PERCOM, we do not include this in the tuition.
 

If you have already completed A&P I & II, at registration time you will provide a copy of your transcript to prove this, and will allow you to skip the course portion of A&P. You will still be required to complete the associated A&P Final Exam via the “Navigate 2” system online to gain full credit towards this requirement

Please NOTE: The cost of this course is covered if you purchase the textbook with the course access code as listed below.  It is delivered through a separate course platform provided by Jones and Bartlett in their Navigate 2 system. You just have to produce the grade sheet in .pdf format to your instructor using the approved homework upload feature to prove you passed the course (or passed the final exam if Challenge approved by Program Director) for credit.

 
For Students Who HAVE NOT Completed A&P I&II Previous to Enrollment:
  • Purchase of New Textbook that contains Navigate 2 Access – Cost Range $60-$90 *Prices Vary Online*
  • Complete course and Final Exam in Navigate 2
  • Submit your Final grade report to your assigned instructor
For Students Who HAVE Completed A&P I&II Previous to Enrollment:
  • Purchase Navigate 2 Access – Cost Range $50-$60 *Prices Vary Online*
  • Complete Final Exam in Navigate 2
  • Submit your Final Exam grade report to your assigned instructor

 
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Anatomy & Physiology For The Prehospital Provider (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) 2nd Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1449642303

Each new print copy of Anatomy & Physiology also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data.

World-Class Medical Content to properly assess and manage a patient, a prehospital provider must have a solid foundation in human anatomy and physiology.

Anatomy & Physiology for the Prehospital Provider, Second Edition, uses a systemic approach to building this foundation. It begins by providing an overview of the basic systems of the human body and then explores each system in detail chapter by chapter, delivering a thorough discussion on the system’s anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. With clear, accessible language and informative illustrations, the Anatomy & Physiology for the Prehospital Provider, Second Edition is an effective and engaging learning experience.

Strong Application to Real-World EMS Progressive patient case studies evolve throughout every chapter, offering the learner a genuine context for the application of the knowledge presented. This approach shows the learner how all of the information will be used to help patients in the field.

The Second Edition content includes: New section on the basics of chemistry Expanded section on joints Expanded content on muscular physiology Updated illustrations Additional pathophysiology, including cellular injury.


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Anatomy & Physiology for the Prehospital Provider, Enhanced Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

ISBN: 978-1-284-05730-0

Navigate 2 Link

Navigate 2 Advantage Access for Anatomy & Physiology for the Prehospital Provider, Enhanced Second Edition is a digital-only Access Code that unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytic reporting tools.

With Navigate 2, technology and content combine to expand the reach of your classroom. Whether you teach an online, hybrid, or traditional classroom-based course, Navigate 2 delivers unbeatable value. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2.