A Certificate of Graduation
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 starts each fall must be submitted by the July 15th deadline.
The following criteria are used as a guide for admission:
- Meet the Admission requirements of the University.
- Possess physical and mental health acceptable for performance as evidenced by examination by licensed physician.
Program applications can be requested through the department or downloaded via the Internet.
ALL items must be completed by July 15th of each year for Fall studies.
- Admission to Vincennes University
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- State or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NR EMT) Certification.
- Concurrent enrollment in or a grade of C or better in Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 111/111L or BIOL 107/107L).
- Students will be required to submit their Vaccines/immunization records, CPR certification, and background checks into a verifying account in order to do clinicals.
- Experience: Prior to enrolling in the EMTP course, students must provide documentation showing ONE of the following:
a. One year of experience with a patient care service that has more than 2,000 calls per year.
b. Two years of experience with a patient care service that has less than 2,000 calls per year.
c. Completion of EMTB 250 - EMS Experience.
- Resume with three letters of recommendation.
- Admission Essay
Upon review of application packets, students will be ranked and selected for admission testing and interview to include:
a. Computer Adaptive Test
b. Patient care scenario
c. Panel Interview