Paramedic Certificate


The Paramedic Certificate is a comprehensive training program focused on preparing graduates to be competent and confident entry-level paramedics.

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Students will receive training in the assessment, treatment, and transportation of patients. Instruction is provided by experienced faculty in a state-of-the-art training facility with a focus on hands-on experiences using human patient simulators, ambulances, trainers, and other equipment used in the profession.

A Quality Education

The Paramedic certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Get Involved

Network with your peers in the ICC EMS Club. Learn in the field through internships at Peoria hospitals, local ambulance services, and fire departments.

Career Opportunities

Paramedic, Firefighter/Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Hospital Patient Care Technician (PCT)


16 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters
40 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office


20 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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How Do I Get Into the Paramedic Program?

A certified Paramedic is the highest level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. Paramedics provide emergency care to victims of medical and traumatic emergencies. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework in English, math, biology, and communications is beneficial.
  5. Applicants to the program will be required to undergo a drug screen and a fingerprint criminal background check. A physical exam and immunizations will be required following program acceptance.

What Can I Expect as a Paramedic Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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