Associate in Applied Science
The Paramedic Associate in Applied Science degree is a comprehensive training program focused on the goal of preparing graduates to be competent and confident entry-level paramedics.
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Students will receive training in the assessment, treatment, and transportation of victims. Instruction is provided by experienced faculty in a state-of-the-art training facility with a focus on hands-on experiences using human patient simulators, ambulances, trainers, and other equipment used in the profession.
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 Professions (CoAEMSP).
Network with your peers in the ICC EMS Club. Learn in the field through internships at Peoria hospitals, local ambulance services, and fire departments.
Paramedic, Firefighter/Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Hospital Patient Care Technician (PCT)
if Full Time
64-47 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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Based on 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Paramedic Program?
A licensed Paramedic is the highest level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. Paramedics provide emergency care to victims of medical and traumatic emergencies. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
- High school coursework in English, math, biology, and communications is beneficial.
- Applicants to the program will be required to undergo a drug screen and a fingerprint criminal background check. A physical exam and immunizations will be required following program acceptance.
What Can I Expect as a Paramedic Student?
- Clinical opportunities are provided at all Peoria area hospitals. Field internships/practicums are completed at local ambulance services and fire departments.
- Students will be prepared to sit for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification exam to seek employment as a paramedic.
- Graduates have gone on to work at Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois, area fire departments, OSF St. Francis Hospital, and UnityPoint Health.
- Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the Healthcare Professional to RN program to advance their career and take more responsibility for patient care as a Registered Nurse.
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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.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.