Paramedic Certificate

First YearCredits
EMS 2210 Paramedic I-Intro4    
EMS 2211 Paramedic II Pharmacology4    
EMS 2212 Paramedic III Practicum I2    
EMS 2213 Paramedic IV - Medical Emergency I  3  
EMS 2214 Paramedic V - Medical Emergercy II  3  
EMS 2215 Paramedic VI - Paramedic Practicum II  3  
EMS 2216 Paramedic VII - Shock/Trauma  3  
EMS 2217 Paramedic VIII- Special Populations & EMS Operations    3
EMS 1201 International Trauma Life Support Provider Course (ITLS)    1
EMS 1203 Advanced Cardiac Life Support    1
EMS 1204 Pediatric Advanced Life Support    1
EMS 2218 Paramedic IX - Practicum III    5
Year Total: 10 12 11
Total Credit Hours:   33

For additional information please consult a counselor at 815-224-0360 or the Health Professions Division Office at 815-224-0485.

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 the Health Professions Division Office at 815-224-0485 by May 1st, 2018 to be placed on the list to be notified of the Paramedic Entrance Exam testing dates and times.


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