Paramedic Certificate

What Follows is the Program Outline

This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of individual courses. Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog. Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

Fall semester, first year

EMS 2220Paramedic I


EMS 2221Paramedic Practicum I


Spring semester, first year

EMS 2230Paramedic II


EMS 2231Paramedic Practicum II


Summer semester, first year

EMS 1201International Trauma Life Support Provider Course (ITLS)


EMS 1203Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support


EMS 2240Paramedic III


EMS 2241Paramedic Practicum III


EMS 2400Pediatric Emerg. for The Prehosp. Prov.


Total Credit Hours:36

Total Credit Hours: 36

Prerequisite Requirements:

  1. The applicant must possess a valid American Heart Association or American Red Cross Healthcare Provider CPR card prior to within 2 weeks of the start of the Paramedic program.
  2. The applicant must have a background check, assume the cost of the background check, and have NO felony convictions listed on the background check.
  3. The applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent (copies are required).
  4. The applicant must hold a current and unrestricted state EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate license.
  5. The applicant will be required to present an EMT-B or EMT-I license and a State Photo ID prior to the Paramedic Entrance Exam test being administered.
  6. The applicant will be required to take a written Paramedic Entrance Exam similar to the EMT-B licensure exam. A passing score will be 80% on a 100-question exam.
  7. The applicant must complete the hands-on practical skills Paramedic Entrance Exam assessment tests (6-8 stations). The scope and grading of the practical skills will be based on the National Registry Skills forms.

    These forms may be downloaded at no cost at Students will be required to pass each skills station with a minimum score of 80%.

  8. The student will be allowed one opportunity to re-test on either the skills or written exam, if necessary to obtain a score of 80%, but will not be allowed to re-test on both tests.
  9. Student must have a physical performed by personal physician and at the student's cost within the past year. The IVCC Health Assessment Form must be used.
  10. Student must have received all required immunizations as outlined on the health assessment form.
  11. All required health information MUST be provided by October 1st before any clinical study begins.
  12. Please contact Nick Fish at 815-224-0267 by July 1st to be placed on the list to be notified of the Paramedic Entrance Exam testing dates and times.

For additional information please consult a counselor at 815-224-0360 or the program coordinator Nick Fish at (815) 224-0267.