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 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
5407 N. University Street
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
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.
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.
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
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 64
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||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|
|HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *||3|
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|
|EMS 233||PARAMEDIC IV ||6|
|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 230; Mathematics/Science or BIOL 206|
|Summer Semester||EMS 231; EMS 116|
|Fall Semester 2||EMS 232; COMM 110; ENGL 110|
|Spring Semester 2||EMS 233; EMS 117; EMS 118; PSY 110; Humanities/Fine Arts|
|Summer Semester||EMS 240; EMS 241|
Program Contact Information
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
Illinois Career Cluster