This program prepares graduates to function as a paramedic in advanced prehospital emergency care. Paramedics work under the direction of a physician through written standing orders, radio and telephone communications. They utilize knowledge and skills to manage medical emergencies of acutely ill or injured clients in prehospital settings. Paramedics are primarily employed by rescue and ambulance service providers. They are also employed in clinics, emergency hospital areas, and other health care facilities.
Applications for the certificate program that start each fall must be submitted by the April 15 deadline.
The following criteria are used as a guide for admission.
Meet the Admission requirements of the University.
Graduation from an accredited high school ranking in upper half of the graduating class.
Possess physical and mental health acceptable for performance as evidence by examination by licensed physician.
Program applications can be requested through the department or downloaded via the Internet.
ALL items must be completed by April 15th of each year for fall studies.
Admission to Vincennes University
Be 18 years of age or older.
Application packet including:
State or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NR EMT) Certification.
Limited Criminal History (LCH), which may be obtained by visiting www.state.in.us/isp. Students are responsible for any fees associated with the LCH. Hospital and ambulance providers will require a more extensive criminal background check in addition to drug screening.
Documentation of freedom from Tuberculosis.
HEP A and B
Evidence of physical fitness to function as a paramedic signed by physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant.
Documentation of testing out or successful completion of ENGL 008 and MATH 008, or higher.
One year of experience with a patient care service that has more than 2,000 calls per year.
Two years of experience with a patient care service that has less than 2,000 calls per year.