Paramedic 1 Course Information

PERCOM EMS Medical Education Consortium

Course Description

This course is designed to be above and beyond 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 National Registry or the state of Texas.

Course curriculum is available online at, and is a mixture of video, presentation, article type lessons spread across approximately 26 different chapters. At the end of the online didactic, the students 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.

Paramedic Program Course Signup Options:

Paramedic Sign Up Options

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)
  • One 2-Day Skills Testing Session (Live Instructor, Sites in TX)
  • Clinical Requirements for PERCOM's AEMT Course


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)
  • Maintain an 80% Grade Average
  • Login to website and visit course, NEWSFEED, or Message Box at least ONCE A WEEK
  • Read and Monitor ANNOUCEMENTS via PERCOMCourses Message Box
  • Participate in 3 Advanced Chat Room class sessions
  • Successfully Complete 2 Hands-On Skills Practice sessions
  • Successfully Complete 1 Hands-On Skills Testing session
  • Successfully Complete all clinical hours and patient contacts (if testing for AEMT certification)
  • Maintain a Professional Attitude & Behavior throughout the program

Items Included in Tuition

  • Background Check
  • 3 PERCOM Scheduled Skills sessions
  • Clinical Fees
  • Clinical Student Shirt & Name Badge
  • Clinical Malpractice Insurance

Required Items NOT INCLUDED in Tuition

  • 10 Panel Urine Drug Screening
  • Textbooks
  • Class Fee
  • Signup Fee
  • Stethescope
  • 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 term of enrollment)