Academics

More than ever, our state, our country and even our world needs professionals in just about every field of healthcare. Please look through our Health Careers Bookletto see what might be the best fit for you!

Admissions to Health Careers

There are additional steps to follow in order to be admitted to a Health Career program. Select the button below to learn more.

Application Deadlines

Application deadline for most ICC Health Career programs is January 15. Phlebotomy program admits students twice a year — January 15 for Fall semester and October 1 for Spring semester. The Medical Laboratory Technician program admits twice a year — January 15 for Fall semester and October 1 for Summer semester. The Nursing Assistant (CNA) program and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program accepts students every semester and have a separate admission from the other Health Career Programs.

For questions or more information, please contact

Illinois Central College
Health Careers
5407 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
(309) 690-7530

Selection Process

Select the button below to learn more on the Admission Criteria Point Selection for most programs.

Upon Program Acceptance

There are additional steps in order to enroll in Health Career classes. Select the button below to learn more.


Paramedic

The mission of the Illinois Central College Emergency Medical Services Program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Admission to the Program:

High School graduate with GPA 2.6 or higher, or equivalent (i.e. GED of 165 or higher) OR 9 hours of required courses from program sequence with a “C” or higher. Completion of Reading Placement Test with minimum score equivalent to placement into ENGL 110 OR completion of an equivalent college English course ENGL 110 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 9 hours of required courses from program sequence with a “C” or higher Drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations. Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider (HLTH 041 at ICC or equivalent) or American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and BLS Provider. CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.

Accreditation:

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; www.caahep.org

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 64

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3

and
MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE **
and
3 to 4
BIOL 140
or
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY **
or
4
BIOL 205
and
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I **
and
4
BIOL 206PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II **4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
EMS 114EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) 8
EMS 116TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT 1
EMS 117ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (ACLS) 1
EMS 118PEDIATRIC EDUCATION FOR PRE-HOSPITAL PROVIDERS (PEPP) 1
EMS 120EMT PRACTICUM 1 to 3
EMS 230PARAMEDIC I 7
EMS 231PARAMEDIC II 7
EMS 232PARAMEDIC III 7
EMS 233PARAMEDIC IV 6
EMS 240PARAMEDIC PRACTICUM I 3
EMS 241PARAMEDIC 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

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1EMS 114; BIOL 140 or BIOL 205
Spring Semester 1EMS 120; EMS 230; Mathematics/Science or BIOL 206
Summer SemesterEMS 231; EMS 116
Fall Semester 2EMS 232; COMM 110; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 2EMS 233; EMS 117; EMS 118; PSY 110; Humanities/Fine Arts
Summer SemesterEMS 240; EMS 241

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department

Peoria Campus, Cedar 105


(309) 690-7530

Illinois Career Cluster

Health Science

Career Pathway:
Diagnostics Services