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2016-2017 Vincennes University Catalog 
2016-2017 Vincennes University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic 6033, C.P.C.

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A Certificate of Program Completion

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.

Admission Requirements

Basic Requirements

Each application is reviewed individually. The following criteria are used as a guide for admission.

  1. Meet the Admission requirements of the University.
  2. Graduation from an accredited high school ranking in upper half of the graduating class.
  3. Possess physical and mental health acceptable for performance as evidence by examination by licensed physician.

Program Requirements

ALL items must be completed PRIOR to application to EMTP course.

  1. Be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Be state certified or nationally registered as an EMT in order to enroll in the Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program. Student must provide a copy of a current valid EMT certification.
  3. Concurrent enrollment in or a grade of C or better in an Anatomy and Physiology elective.
  4. Must possess an American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR card.
  5. Students are required to provide a limited criminal history as part of their entrance requirements. The limited criminal history may be obtained by writing the Central Repository for the Indiana State Police, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 or by completing the form at A money order or certified check must accompany the application, or a credit or debit card is needed for on-line fees. Hospital and ambulance services may require a more extensive criminal background check or drug screening. Students are responsible for the cost of these.
  6. Submit a copy of the immunization records to the Program Coordinator.
  7. Students are required to test and achieve a CPTS score of at least 80 in English, 89 in Reading and 35 in Math.
  8. Experience: Prior to enrolling in the EMTP course, students must provide documentation showing ONE of the following:
    1. TWO years of patient care at a service that has <2,000 runs annually
    2. ONE year of patient care at a service that has 2,000 or more runs annually
    3. Successfully complete EMTB 250  (EMS Experience Course)
  9. Students must pass Entrance Testing held third Saturday every July: (Contact EMS Program Director for information)
    1. Written Exam
    2. Practical Exam (mega-code)
    3. Interview

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