Paramedic Certificate

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
EMS 2210 Paramedic I-Intro4    
EMS 2211 Paramedic II Pharmacology4    
EMS 2212 Paramedic III Practicum I2    
EMS 1203 Advanced Cardiac Life Support  1  
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 1204 Pediatric Advanced Life Support    1
EMS 2217 Paramedic VIII- Special Populations & EMS Operations    3
EMS 2218 Paramedic IX - Practicum III    5
EMS 1201 International Trauma Life Support Provider Course (ITLS)    1
Year Total: 10 13 10
 
Total Units in Sequence:   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 passed (within the past 7 years) Biology 1200 Human Body Structure & Function or it's equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
  3. The applicant must have a background check performed by Illinois State Police. The form will be provided at the Paramedic Exam skills tests.
    The applicant must assume the cost of the background check
    The applicant must have NO felony convictions listed on an Illinois State Police Uniform Conviction Information Act inquiry.
    Random drug screening may also be required at the applicant's cost.
  4. The applicant must possess a high school diploma or equivalent (copies are required).
  5. The applicant must hold a current and unrestricted state EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate license.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 http://www.nremt.org/nremt/about/exam_coord_man.asp#BSkillSheets.
    Students will be required to pass each skills station with a minimum score of 80%.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 (provided at first class).
  11. Student must have received all required immunizations as outlined on the health assessment form, or sign a waiver that he/she is refusing the immunization.
  12. All required health information MUST be provided within the first month of the first semester of the program before any clinical study begins.
  13. Please contact the Health Professions Division Office at 815-224-0485 by May 15, 2012 to be placed on the list to be notified of the Paramedic Entrance Exam testing dates and times.

2/27/13

Program cost, completion, and career information

Paramedic Certificate
Program Completion DataDept of Labor SOC-Codes Relating to this program of study
On-time graduation rate*n/a%29-2041Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
In-field placement rate**n/a%
Median Loan Debt**n/a%
Estimated Program Cost
In-district
$4998
Out of district
$10517
Out of state
$11452
Cost Breakdown
Tuition
In-district
$3405
Out of district
$8924
Out of state
$9859
Course fees
$958
Books and supplies
$635Find out more about these occupations at O*Net Online. Go to http://www.onetonline.org

* Information based on previous Fiscal Year

** Information based on average of past five Fiscal Year

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