Academics

Paramedic

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.

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

3-Year Window Review

Outcomes
2013
2014
2015
Average/Total
Graduates
1
6
11
18
Retention
100%
53.8%
81.3%
78.4%
National-Registry Exam (written)
100%
100%
National-Registry Exam (practical)
100%
100%
IDPH Exam (written)
100%
60%
90.9%
83.6%
Positive Placement
100%
50%
100%
83.3%

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 65

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 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 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 *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 7.5
EMS 233PARAMEDIC IV 6.5
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 116; EMS 118; EMS 230; Mathematics/Science or BIOL 206
Summer SemesterEMS 231
Fall Semester 2EMS 232; COMM 110; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 2EMS 233; EMS 117; PSY 110; Humanities
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

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Health Sciences
Pathway: Diagnostic services, Therapeutic Services
ICC Pathway: Emergency Medical Services

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 114) | Human Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 140) | Humanities/Fine Arts | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Introduction to Health Careers (ICC 104) | Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110) | Mathematics/Science | Medical Terminology (HLTH 121)

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Apply to Health Careers | Paying for College | Career Information: EMT and Paramedic | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (8 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

EMT-B

Employment Information

EMT-B $11-12/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paramedic(65 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

EMT-P

Industry Credentials

Paramedic$13-14/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

University of St. Francis Emergency Medical Services to Healthcare Leadership
Methodist College Bachelor of Health Science

Many other degree completion programs are available.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements