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Paramedic Science
This program prepares students to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies in pre-hospital and clinical settings. Includes instruction in emergency surgical procedures; medical triage; rescue operations; patient stabilization, monitoring, and care; drug administration; identification and preliminary diagnosis of diseases and injuries; and professional standards and regulations.
Median Paramedic salary in Indiana
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229 Annual Job Openings
projected through 2020
Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2018).

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 Specialist 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.

Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam.  The details and process will be provided at an orientation.  Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.

Our Graduates

Once our students are eligible for graduation they can take the National Registry Paramedic exams.  Our graduates 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.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select our degree below for class and location information. More information is available on this degree option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Basic Emergency Medical Studies
(7.5 credit hours = 1 semester)

Technical Certificates

Paramedic Science
(54.5 credit hours = 5 semesters)

Workforce Certification

EMT Certification


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

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

Gainful Employment Information

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.


The campuses above offer only EMT and/or general education courses to complete the Paramedic Science degree program

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
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

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)