Paramedic Program

Preference Deadline: April 14
Application Closes: July 31


Hinds Community College offers a full-time day program option for paramedic training. EMT and Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II are prerequisites for the Paramedic program and must be taken within the last five years; a score of C or better is required in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.

Our Paramedic program is a one-year curriculum, beginning each August and completing the following July. The paramedic class meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays of each week from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Contact us for the upcoming year’s schedule.

Paramedics are in high demand throughout the country. Completing our program can open doors for your career and give you the stable, full-time employment you’re looking for. Whether this is a new career opportunity or a transition for you within the medical industry, Hinds CC can help you get where you want to go.

  • Nursing & Allied Health

Important Program Information

Refresh Your A&P and Microbiology Courses

Did you take and pass your A&P and Microbiology courses more than 5 years ago? You can refresh your expired BIO sciences for a fraction of the cost and time required to repeat the traditional courses. We offer Proficiency Courses online, which are designed to be completed in a short period of time and at your own pace! For more information, please contact a Nursing/Allied Health counselor at 601-376-4807.

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Technical Certificate
Sample Curriculum
Course Hours
Anatomy and Physiology I, Lecture & Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II, Lecture & Lab 4
Emergency Medical Technician 7
Total Hours 15

1st Semester

Course Hours
Foundations of Paramedicine – Lecture & Lab 3
Concepts of Airway and Respiratory Medicine – Lecture & Lab 3
Concepts of Cardiovascular Medicine – Lecture & Lab 4
Practicum I 4
Concepts of Traumatic Medicine – Lecture & Lab 3
Total Hours 17


2nd Semester

Course Hours
Practicum II 5
Concepts of Neurological Medicine – Lecture & Lab 3
Concepts of Reproductive Medicine – Lecture & Lab 3
Medical Emergencies of the Secondary Assessment – Lecture & Lab 4
Concepts of EMS Operations 2
Total Hours 17


3rd Semester (Summer)

Course Hours
Practicum III 6
Paramedic Capstone – Lecture & Lab 4
Total Hours 10
Total Hours for Technical Certificate: 61*
*Includes all Prerequisites and Orientation (2 hrs).
Course Hours
English Composition I 3
Public Speaking I OR Interpersonal Communication 3
General Psychology 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total Hours 12
Total Hours for Associate of Applied Science: 73

Admission Requirements

  • Application for admission to Hinds Community College.
  • Application to the Paramedic Program.
  • Applications will be available from March 1st thru July 31st. 
  • Validation of high school graduation by official high school transcript or high school equivalency transcript (GED®, HiSET®, TASC™, or Mississippi Competency-Based High School Equivalency). (For currently enrolled high school students, an updated transcript, validating high school graduation, will be required prior to beginning the program.)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, except Hinds Community College.
  • ACT composite score of 17 (If taken before October 1989 – 14).

Prerequisite to the First Clinical Course

  • Completion of the Emergency Medical Technical course (7 credit hrs) and Anatomy and Physiology I & II with labs (4 semester hrs each)
  • Must have completed all pre-requisite courses with a grade of C or better.
  • Science courses taken prior to admission must have been completed within five years of entering the first paramedic class.
  • EMT – Basic registration is a prerequisite to the Paramedic program. Students must submit a current copy of the National Registry registration (copy of the National Registry card) as an admission requirement.

All requirements must be sent to:
Office of Admissions
Nursing/Allied Health Center 
1750 Chadwick Dr.,
Jackson, MS 39204-3490

Selection Process

  1. Applications will be available from March 1st thru July 31st.
  2. Preference will be given to applicants who complete the application procedure by April 15th for fall admission.
  3. Individuals who have submitted all required admission documents by the specified deadline will be considered for program admission based on a rating scale that includes: ACT composite score; ACT Math and Reading subscores; and highest previous certificate or degree; and military experience. Individuals can also receive points if they have completed any of the following courses with at least a grade of “C”:
    • ENG 1113 – English Composition I or ENG 1114
    • PSY 1513 – General Psychology
    • SPT 1113 – Public Speaking I or SPT 2173 – Interpersonal Communication
    • BIO 2511 – Anatomy and Physiology I, Laboratory and BIO 2513 – Anatomy and Physiology I, Lecture
    • BIO 2521 – Anatomy and Physiology II, Laboratory and BIO 2523 – Anatomy and Physiology II, Lecture
  4. Applicants selected for admission into the program must attend a program orientation session.
  5. Applicants not selected for a class may reapply for subsequent classes by submitting a new Application for Selection to the Paramedic Program.

Program Accreditation

The Hinds CC EMS 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.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
Suite 111-3128
301 Lakeview Parkway
Rowlett, TX 75088
P: 214-703-8445
F: 214-703-8992


Thomas Goodwin AAS, CCP, FP-C, NRP
Program Director
Barb McHann AAS, NRP
Clinical Coordinator
Cole McFarland AAS, NRP
Lab Coordinator
Program Entry Navigators
Cooper McCachren
Nursing and Allied Health Center Advisor
Christie Adair
Nursing and Allied Health Center Advisor

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