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EMT & Paramedic (EMTP) Entrance Requirements

EMT 105:
Cleared health, background, and drug screening


EMTP Program:
The paramedic program allows qualified applicants to continue working while completing their paramedic studies. Classroom time will be scheduled for 2 full days a week, leaving the other days to study and/or work. Additional days will not be required until the student is approved for clinical and field experience. IVC's BIOL 090 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Occupations, or the equivalent or higher level Anatomy & Physiology, will now be required. This prerequisite must be fulfilled with a C grade or higher by the Fall semester.

  • The application period is January through July every two years. The upcoming application period is from January 2023 to July 2023. Notification of acceptance is done by the end of July
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of projected admission
  • Proof of 1-year of EMT experience and a current EMT-I or EMT-II card, or RN license
  • Proof of high school education or GED
  • Proof of a social security card
  • Proof of current American Heart Association CPR/BLS certificate as a healthcare provider
  • Successful completion of BIOL 090 - Human Anatomy & Physiology for Health Occupations, or the equivalent.

Students will be notified of admission to the program via email.  There will be an orientation held the first week of class in which all information and requirements will be provided and explained.  Students are asked not to do anything until after the orientation meeting and information is provided. 

Please note that students accepted into the program will be required to pass a health examination, background, and drug screening (information provided the first week of class).

During the last semester of the program and at least 3 weeks prior to applying for the National Registry exam, students will need to update the background check and drug screen clearance. Students who do not pass the background check may not be eligible for the state/national licensure exam. The goal of the 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 levels of an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Responder. 

More information on the paramedic licensure process for National Registry can be obtained from the California Emergency Medical Services Authority website: http://www.emsa.ca.gov/paramedic/default.asp For additional questions, contact the EMS Department Office at 760-355-6483, IVC Campus, Building 3200.

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