The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Paramedic program of study is to provide comprehensive theoretical knowledge, practice simulations, and skills training to prepare graduates for employment as a Paramedic within the healthcare community.
Admission to the Program
High school graduate or equivalent. COMPASS reading score of 81 or higher OR ACT reading score of 18 or higher OR completion of appropriate ENGL 110 prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better. ACT composite score of 20 or above OR have completed 18 or more credit hours of college transfer level courses (110 or higher) taken at ICC or equivalent courses at other colleges with a grade of “C” or better. ICC grade point average (GPA) of a 2.0 or above (if you have attended ICC). GPA of 2.0 or above at the last college attended (other than ICC) OR completion of 18 credit hours of ‘program’ courses at ICC or other colleges with a grade of “C” or better. One year high school algebra with a grade of “C” average or higher OR completion of MAT 094 or MAT 097 or MAT 099 with a grade of “C” or better OR placement into MAT 098 or higher. Requirements upon Program Acceptance: Drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations. Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider. CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.
The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services (coaemsp.org). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL, 33756; (727) 210-2350
3-Year Window Review
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 65
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|COMM 110||COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE ||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ||3|
|3 to 4|
|HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY **|
|PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **|
|BIOL 206||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **||4|
Required Program Courses
|EMS 114||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) ||8|
|EMS 116||TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT ||1|
|EMS 117||ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) ||1|
|EMS 118||PEDIATRIC EDUCATION FOR PRE-HOSPITAL PROVIDERS (PEPP) ||1|
|EMS 120||EMT PRACTICUM ||1 to 3|
|EMS 230||PARAMEDIC I ||7|
|EMS 231||PARAMEDIC II ||7|
|EMS 232||PARAMEDIC III ||7.5|
|EMS 233||PARAMEDIC IV ||6.5|
|EMS 240||PARAMEDIC PRACTICUM I ||3|
|EMS 241||PARAMEDIC PRACTICUM II ||3|
* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** See your advisor to select appropriate BIOL sequence.
Students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements.
Student is eligible for licensure as an EMT after successful completion of EMS 114.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||EMS 114; BIOL 140 or BIOL 205|
|Spring Semester 1||EMS 120; EMS 116; EMS 118; EMS 230; Mathematics/Science or BIOL 206|
|Summer Semester||EMS 231|
|Fall Semester 2||EMS 232; COMM 110; ENGL 110|
|Spring Semester 2||EMS 233; EMS 117; PSY 110; Humanities|
|Summer Semester||EMS 240; EMS 241|
Program Contact Information
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
Illinois Career Cluster
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Pathway: Therapeutic Services, Diagnostic Services
ICC Pathway: Emergency Medical Services
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Certificate of Completion
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)(8 credit hours)
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Paramedic(65 credit hours)
Occupation Bachelor Degree Transfer Options
There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.
Career Cluster Bachelor Degree Transfer Options
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Many other degree completion programs are available.