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EMS offering new shift-based paramedic course

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Are you a working EMT interested in becoming a certified Paramedic? Northeast Texas Community College is offering a convenient hybrid shift-based Paramedic Course (DSHS # 617988).

“There is a serious shortage of paramedics in our area and NTCC is hoping to help fill that gap. We know it is difficult for practicing EMTs to continue their education due to shift work schedules. This program is designed specifically with them in mind,” Russell VanBibber, NTCC EMS Faculty, said.

The class will meet based off the 24/48 shift schedule. The first class day will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 18. It will met on Tuesday and Wednesday one week then Monday and Thursday for two weeks, rotating.

The eligibility requirements state you must be a Current Texas or National Registered EMT or AEMT. There is not a transition outlet from AEMT to Paramedic aligned with this course. You must take to full course to be eligible to complete the program.

NTCC’s paramedic program is accredited by CAAHEP (CoAEMSP program 600504). Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.  Grants, scholarships and workforce funding opportunities are available.

For more information, contact VanBibber at or 903-434-8269 and leave voicemail. You can also learn more at

The NTCC Campus will be closed from December 17, 2021 – January 3, 2022, however VanBibber will be happy to answer questions by e-mail or appointment during that time.

“I look forward to hearing from prospective students and would love to help guide you through the process. This is an excellent opportunity for career advancement,” VanBibber said.

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