News & Updates

IVC is making some exciting new changes in its paramedic program that will allow qualified applicants to continue working while completing their paramedic studies. 

Effective August 2017, classroom time will be limited to 2 full days a week, leaving 5 other days to study and/or work.  Additional days will not be required until the student is approved for clinical and field experience. 


Application Requirements

  1. The application period is January 2 through July 15. Notification of acceptance will be done by the end of July.
  2. Must be 18 years of age or older at time of projected admission
  3. Proof of 1 year of EMT experience and a current EMT-I or EMT-II card or RN license.
  4. Proof of high school education or GED
  5. Proof of a social security card
  6. Proof of current American Heart Association CPR/BLS certificate as a healthcare provider
  7. Completed IVC assessment testing


Additional Requirements

  1. At least 4 weeks prior to starting EMTP 225, the student must successfully pass a health examination by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. Please contact the Student Health Center for an appointment.
  2. At least 3 weeks prior to applying for the National Registry exam, a criminal background clearance and drug screen must be done. Students who do not pass the background check may not be eligible for the state/national licensure exam.

The Goal of our Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.


More information on the paramedic licensure process can be obtained from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority website:

If you have any additional questions, stop by the department office in Building 3200 or call 760-355-6483.


Paramedic Application


NREMT Cognitive Exam Results for IVC Students:


Degree and Certificate Requirements

The courses and requirements described herein are subject to change. Students should consult a counselor and the appropriate materials, as directed, to receive the most current requirements.


 Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities listed may require additional training or completion of a four-year college/university degree. Students intending to transfer to a four-year college should consult a counselor for specific requirements.

*Standard Occupational Classification Code

Paramedic positions are found in the following areas:

  • Ambulance and Transport Services
  • Fire Stations
  • Acute Care Hospitals


Industry Certification and Licensure


The EMT-I program is a one semester, intensive course that prepares the student to take the National Registry of EMT exams.

This course would be of value to all emergency service personnel, including ambulance personnel, law enforcement, fire services, hospital emergency department, and other rescue personnel. Topics will include roles and responsibilities of the EMT, evaluation and treatment of illness and injury. Procedures for dealing with life threatening emergencies are presented. The student will be able to gain a functional understanding of assessment-based approach to patient care as well as the interventions added to the EMT scope of practice. Hazardous Material training and automated external defibrillation training are included.

This course is approved by the Imperial County Emergency Medical Services Agency and is within the training guidelines of California Code of Regulations.



Imperial Valley College maintains faculty-approved formal course articulation agreements with Imperial Valley high schools and the Imperial Valley ROP (Regional Occupation Program). Courses with articulation agreements follow the California Career Statewide Pathways Templates in the areas of: Administration of Justice, Allied Health Programs, Business, Automotive Technology, Building Construction Technology, Child Development, Computer Information Systems, Health Assistant and Welding.

Students who complete an articulated class offered through a partnering high school or ROP program, receive a qualifying grade in their course, and pass the IVC Credit-by-Exam for the subject area, will be eligible to receive college credit for the articulated corresponding Imperial Valley College class posted to their official transcript. Eligible students will work with the Applied Sciences Office at IVC for the awarding of college credit.

For specific articulation agreements please contact the Applied Sciences Office or the IVC Articulation Officer.


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Department Contacts


Imperial Valley College's Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). ( upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, Florida 22756
Phone: 727-210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Pkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, Texas 75088
Phone: 817-330-0080 (