• 10002589
  • Basic Emergency Medical Studies Certificate (CT)
Ivy Tech Community College - Valparaiso (Satellite at Knox Middle School, Knox)
Ivy Tech Community College
901 S Main Street
Knox, IN 46534
Staff Approved


Paramedic Science Program Standard:A qualified faculty member in paramedic science meets all five of the following criteria:1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree, from a regionally accredited institution, and 2. Completed academic preparation appropriate to the program; and 3. Holds an Indiana paramedic certification; and 4. Holds an Indiana Department of Homeland Security Primary Instructor certification; and 5. Has two years of directly related work experience.

PARM 102, 105 Course Standard:

A qualified faculty member teaching EMT course PARM 102 and 105 meets the course standard through one of two routes:1. Meets the Paramedic Science program standard, or 2. Holds both of the following certifications:? a current EMT or higher certification and? a current Indiana Department of Homeland Security Primary Instructor certification.

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. 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 HealthcareSpecialist 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. 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.


Supplies and fees vary. For more information on Ivy Tech tuition and fees, please visit our website - https://www.ivytech.edu/tuition-aid/tuition-fees/  

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Students must be 18 years old prior to completion of the course, must provide a copy of their high school diploma or GED before the end of the course, and must obtain their American Heart Association (AHA) CPR for Healthcare Providers prior to any clinical observation time. Additionally, students must obtain a physical exam with essential functions and all required vaccinations or titers, a drug screen, through the college-specified vendor, and a national background check through the college-specified vendor. It is possible that a student will be unable to complete the program and/or obtain employment in the field if there are missing or refused vaccinations, or findings on the physical exam, drug screen, or background check.

We accept applications up to 1 week before the course of instruction begins



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  • Day,Evening
  • 16 week(s)
  • 8 academic credit hours
  • 100%

Financial Information

    • $104.00
    • Yes
    • $0.00
    • Yes

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

  • Federal Gift Aid (Pell Grant)
  • Federal Student Loan (Stafford)
  • G. I. Bill
  • Institutional Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Local Gift Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • State Financial Aid (Grants and Scholarships)
  • Work Study Programs
  • No
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