Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships, join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group, the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
AC offers programs of study leading to basic and advanced emergency medical technician (EMT) certifications, and an advanced two-year degree program for those seeking to become licensed paramedics. Whichever you choose, you will perform valuable clinical rotations and field internships at various Amarillo-area hospitals and ambulance services. You also will be exposed to cutting-edge pre-hospital and in-hospital medical experiences under direct supervision of some of the finest medical and allied health professionals around. In fact, Amarillo College’s Paramedic Program is the only such program in the Texas Panhandle to hold accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Texas now requires that paramedics not only pass a pre-employment national registry exam, but that they graduate from a CAAHEP-accredited program before they even qualify to sit for the exam. That means AC is the only school in the Panhandle capable of producing professional paramedics.
Professional paramedics and EMTs are at the forefront of the first-responders who jump into action when people need immediate emergency medical assistance. They care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls– performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. It is physically strenuous and can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.
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