Offered at Main and Centerville Campuses
The Paramedic core option offers an alternative format for completion of the core courses of the Paramedic AAS degree program. This seven-term, part-time program begins in the Summer or Winter term on the Main Campus. Students may enroll on the Centerville Campus in the Fall term of the even-numbered years. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be eligible to take National Registry certification testing.
To apply, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following: ACT, SAT or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142. Current EMT certification is required for admission to this program.
Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to the clinical courses.
The Paramedic Core 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).
Program Learning Outcomes
- Promote safety, well-being, and professionalism in the EMS profession.
- Develop methods to establish rapport with patients, family members, public service professionals, health professionals, and medical providers.
- Integrate anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to properly assess and treat a variety of medical conditions.
- Integrate anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to properly assess and treat a variety of traumatic injuries.
- Use appropriate communication techniques to provide proper documentation and verbal reports for patient care.
- Prepare graduates to enter the workforce as competent and confident entry-level EMS providers.
Program Total: 48 Credits