What Sets Us Apart
- Get Certified Faster: Our EMT-Paramedic program is fast-paced—52 weeks—which gets you through to your certification in about half the time of a typical community college paramedic program.
- Spend Less Money: Although costs vary, our course costs less than most community college paramedic programs.
- Class Schedule Built Around Shift Work: Our class schedule works around a rotating shift schedule to better accommodate currently working EMTs or Advanced EMTs. We have class every fourth day (except Sundays) from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
- Better Outcomes: , From 2014–2018, 100% of our graduates passed the NREMT written and practical exams and went on to become credentialed as EMT-Paramedics. Additionally, 100% of our graduates successfully gained employment in the EMS field after credentialing. Our 2016–2017 course had a 72% retention rate. 89% of our graduates passed the NREMT on their first try and 94% of our graduates passed within three attempts. 100% of our graduates are now working as paramedics for area EMS and fire departments.
- Outstanding Education: Our classroom teaching model is energetic, hands-on, with a scenario-based, learner-driven focus.
- Exceptional Faculty: Our faculty is recognized for providing an exceptional level of education. Our teachers have years of experience in progressive, cutting edge 911 systems, critical care transfer, flight medicine, and medical residency instruction.
- Top Rated Clinical Environments: Students complete clinical rotations at top rated Level II trauma centers, pediatric specialty centers, and a nationally recognized EMS system.
What Students Learn
This course prepares students to take and pass the National Registry Paramedic psychomotor and cognitive exams. Students who successfully complete this course qualify to take these credentialing exams, and if they pass, apply for certification with the Texas Department of State Health Services. While there is no guarantee of employment, our past graduates have consistently found exciting career opportunities in the greater Houston area as a paramedics.
Students who successfully complete this course can receive 39 college credits towards an Associate’s degree in EMS Professions.
- Students must be currently certified as EMT-Basics through the Texas Department of State Health Services in order to begin this course.
- Students must complete an application process, which includes a written exam component and an interview. Application cost is $75 and is non-refundable.
- Clinical sites require a background check, drug screen, and proof of immunizations (list available on request). In general, if a student was able to successfully get their state EMT certification, they shouldn’t expect any problems with their background check.
- If you’re concerned about your background check, you should contact the Texas Department of State Health Services to determine if you would be eligible to receive your EMT-Paramedic certification at the successful completion of this course.
- This course has limited seats, and selection is competitive. We are looking for the “best of the best.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the prerequisites?
Students must be currently certified as a EMT-Basic or Advanced EMT in good standing with the Texas Department of State Health Services.
If you hold an EMT certification in another state, visit the Texas DSHS page for information on reciprocity.
What do I need to apply?
Application starts by registering here.
Once we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule testing. Entrance testing involves two tests which measure your EMT Basic knowledge, reading, writing, and math abilities, and predicts your ability to succeed in the EMT course. These tests cost $75.
If you meet the testing threshold, you will be invited back for an interview. Interviews are scored with a rubric by the interviewers.
Successful applicants will be offered a spot in the class.
Are scholarships available?
The Cypress Creek EMS Scholarship fund provides partial scholarships at various levels based on merit to a select group of students. After being accepted to the program, candidates will receive information on the scholarship application process.
Scholarship applications will include an interview, an essay, letters of recommendation, and an application form.
Can I use GI benefits?
Unfortunately, we do not participate in the FAFSA program and you cannot use your GI Bill benefits for this course.
Course Cost: $3,700
20% discount available for partner first responder agencies, military/veterans, and related community volunteers.
- Online testing platform/online learning management system
- AHA ACLS provider course
- National Registry psychomotor examination (as part of class).
Additional costs (not included):
- Class and clinical uniforms
- National Registry test application fees
- Texas DSHS paramedic application
- Texas FAST finger printing (if applicable)
- Diagnostic equipment (i.e. stethoscope, pen light, BP cuff, etc.)
- Physical and immunizations
- Food during clinical rotations
- Transportation to and from class or clinicals
- Background check
- Drug screen
All plans require a $500 deposit to reserve class spot.
Payments can be made as two payments:
- $1,800 due at start of class (includes deposit and payment plan fee).
- Balance due at 60 days from start of class.
CCEMS employees are eligible for payroll deduction. Contact your HR manager for details.
Students who withdraw from the class for any reason are eligible for refunds, which are calculated based on the student’s last day of attendance.
- Only payments eligible for refund will be refunded.
- Five calendar days prior to the first day of class: 100%
- Within first 15 calendar days of class: 50%
- During the 16th through 20th calendar days of class: 25%
- After the 20th calendar day of class: No refund
- If the student is dismissed or terminated from the course for failure to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards or for gross misconduct: No refund.