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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.

The Paramedic Science program at Ivy Tech is taught by some of the area's finest paramedics. Students will benefit from 360 hours of clinical experience, 400 hours of an internship using hands-on experiences in actual patient care settings.  The curriculum is a careful mix of lecture, demonstration, in-class skill practice sessions and clinical rotations. Through all of these experiences, students obtain the knowledge and skills to allow them to function in the ever changing world of Emergency Medical Services.

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.

Our Graduates

Once our students are eligible for graduation they can take the National Registry Paramedic exams.  Our graudates that successfully pass this exam are working as ambulance paramedics, firefighter paramedics, tactical paramedics, emergency room paramedics, and even wilderness paramedics.  Our graduates are currently working in some of the best hospitals and EMS providers across the state.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.

Certificates

Basic Emergency Medical Studies
(16.5 credit hours)

Degrees

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

When applying to the college you should select “Health Care Support Paramedic Sci” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Support/Specialist  with a concentration in Paramedic Science while you complete the prerequisite requirements. 


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.

Program Locations

Paramedic Science programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

Only EMT

The campuses above offer only EMT and Transitional programs.

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