Paramedic Science

PARAMEDIC SCIENCE

Why choose the Paramedic Science program?

Being a paramedic is a very worthwhile job to have. A paramedic helps save lives in the event of illness or injury and gain the satisfaction of assisting others in emergency situations. A paramedic can make a difference and change lives. A person that chooses to become a paramedic is someone who wants to be a public servant and has the gift of compassion and caring. Even the smallest detail can make the difference between life and death.

Are you an emergency medical technician who wants to get to the next level of emergency care and job opportunity? Does the thought of helping others in need give you a sense of accomplishment? Then our Paramedic Science program may be for you. Through clinical and practical instruction as well as a field internship, you'll be prepared to function in the uncontrolled environment of emergency medicine in the pre-hospital setting. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to take the National Certification Exam, and upon passing you can then work as an entry level paramedic. Already have your paramedic certification? If so, taking seven general education courses will allow you to obtain your AAS degree in Paramedic Science.

The Paramedic Science program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Paramedic Science while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Paramedic Science program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Certificates:

Emergency Medical Studies (16.5 credit hours)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Emergency Medical Studies Certificate leads to the Indiana Emergency Medical Technician Certification and National Registry Certification, employment, and/or completion of an associate degree.

Courses you will take      Print official copy

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (66.5 credit hours = 6 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Paramedic Science programs are offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington

Faculty Contact:
Rodney S. Taylor, MBA, EMT-P / PI
Program Chair: Paramedic Science / Public Safety
(812) 330-6122
rtaylor90@ivytech.edu


Program Summary (pdf)

Program Application (pdf)

Please note: Students enrolled in PARM 102 (EMT Basic Training) will be responsible for paying for a background check, drug screen, immunization information, and uniforms.  This cost varies and students will be given additional information during the course.

Columbus (Columbus)
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Charles Sims
  • Program Chair, Paramedic Science
  • 812-374-5221

The Columbus region is not currently taking applications for the Paramedic Science to Associate of Science in Nursing Program (ASN).

Kokomo (Kokomo)
"The [Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo] 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,
1361 Park Street,
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org"


Contact

Mark Fair, program chair
mfair2@ivytech.edu
765-457-0858, ext. 121

  • Paramedic and EMT Program Information
  • Paramedic Application Packet
  • Registration for Emergency Medical Technicians begins concurrent with regular registration each semester; however, registration is not permitted on a late basis. Candidates MUST meet with the program chair to enroll. This is a closed program and registration online is not permitted. A programmatic orientation MUST be attended or the student will be dropped from the course. Dates for the EMT program orientation for 2013 and 2014 are as follows: Fall Semester,  July 26, 2013, 8 a.m. and for Spring Semester 2014, Nov. 8, 2013. Orientation for the Summer Semester 2014 is Friday March 14, 2014.
  • Applications for Paramedic are accepted between Jan. 15 and April 1 each year for the course starting in the following fall. A programmatic orientation is mandatory. For the class forming fall of 2013 the orientation will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday July 11, 2013. Classes are limited to 12 students. Applications are to be picked up at 700 E. Firmin St. Kokomo IN, 46903. NO EXCEPTIONS
North Central (South Bend)

Jon Whitmar BS, FF/NREMT-P, PI
Department Chair, Paramedic Science and Homeland Security/Public Safety

574-289-7001 ext. 6344
jwhitmar@ivytech.edu

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact:
Matthew Shady, Program Chair
260-439-8380
mshady1@ivytech.edu
Richmond (Richmond)

2014 - 2016 Paramedic Student Application Packet

For further information, please contact Mark Fair, Paramedic Program Chair, at mfair2@ivytech.edu or 800-659-4562, extension 1163.

Southwest (Evansville)

Essential Functions of EMT-B/EMT-I/Paramedic Students

Paramedic Science Program Summary

For more information, please contact Chuck Dietrick, Program Chair, at (812) 429-9870.

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
Regional Degree Offerings:
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Contact:

Kevin Price, BS, EMT-P, PI
Program Chair
812-298-2423
kprice67@ivytech.edu

Paramedic Science Application

Application Timeline

The following campuses offer only EMT and Transitional programs:

Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Contact:
Tim Faulk, Chair
(317) 916-7558
tfaulk@ivytech.edu
Northwest (Gary, Michigan City)
Paramedic Science Program Chair

Ryan Parker

rparker10@ivytech.edu

Paramedic Science Program Information

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)

Contact:

Mark Kinkle
Dean, Health Sciences Division

Certificate Program
Emergency Medical Studies (BEMS)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

Completion of the Emergency Medical Studies Certificate leads to the Indiana Emergency Medical Technician Certification and National Registry Certification, employment, and/or completion of an associate degree.

Courses you will take      Print official copy

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives,Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degree Program
Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic Science

Already have your paramedic certification? If so, taking seven general education courses will allow you to obtain your AS degree in Paramedic Science.

The Ivy Tech Community College regions which offer the full Paramedic Science program are accredited or are seeking accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-2350
www.caahep.org

Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the
Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Pkwy, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
(214) 703-8992 (fax)
www.coaemsp.org

  • American Medical Response
  • Indiana County EMS
  • Area Hospitals

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic