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EMT Emergency Medical Technician & EMTP Paramedic Program

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Admissions & Records Office
Building 10; Phone: 760-355-6200 or 6201
Financial Aid Office
to see if qualified for assistance at 760-355-6266
IVC Student Health Center
Located in the Library, S/W side #1536; Phone: 760-355-6128
 Students ready to establish their EMS educational path and have questions, or just need advisement contact the EMS Program Counselor 
Stella Orfanos-Woo, Progam Counselor
Building 100; Phone: 760-355-6543; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Paige Lovitt, Program Counselor
Building 100; Phone: 760-355-6418; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

Earn your EMT Certification in one semester

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The EMT-I Course link http://imperial.curricunet.com/Report/Course/GetReport/2798?reportId=75 is a one semester, 6.5-unit intensive course that prepares the student to take the National Registry of EMT exams. A course is offered every Fall and Spring semester. 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

Additional Resources
California EMS Authority
Imperial County Public Health Department - EMS Agency
National Registry of EMTs
AMR Ambulance Service and/or County Fire Ambulance-truck
California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA)Reach Air Medical Services
American Heart Association
Journal of Emergency Medical Services


The Paramedic Program at Imperial Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) as recommended by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP).

1361 Park Street 
Clearwater, Florida 22756  
Phone: 727-210-2350 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, Texas 75088 
Phone: 214-703-8445


Paramedic Application link: https://www.imperial.edu/administrator/index.php

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. 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 of every 2 years. Upcoming application period is January 2021 - July 2021. Notification of acceptance is done by the end of July
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at 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
  • New Prerequisite: BIOL 090 – Human Anatomy & Physiology for Health Occupations, or the equivalent - required.

 Additional Requirements

Upon admission to the program, the student will be required to pass a health examination by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. This will be required in Summer and prior to the start of EMTP 225. This examination includes a basic physical exam, 2-step PPD Skin Test, and up to date immunizations. The student is to contacts the IVC Student Health Center (SHC) for an appointment and further instructions from our IVC Nurse.  Students may visit their own health practitioner.  However, all student Physical Packet information is channeled through the IVC (SHC) office for the IVC Nurse to review and determined completion for approval.  Upon IVC Nurse approval, please submission EMS Dept. copy with completed documentation to the EMS Staff Support Technician located in the 3200 building.  Requirements are time sensitive and students are notified of deadlines.

A background check and drug screen will also be required through American Databank (ADB). Students log in to http://ivcbackground.com/, create an account, and follow the steps. Results are sent by ADB to the student and the EMS Office.

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.

* Paramedic Application * EMTP Certification * Previous Convictions/Misdemeanors (need info)
* Military Veteran (need info) * Scholarships *Course Descriptions


EMTP Course of Study

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NREMT Cognitive Exam Results for IVC Students

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Paramedic positions are found in the following areas:

  • Ambulance and Transport Services
  • Fire Stations
  • Acute Care Hospitals
EMS Department Contacts
Steve Holt
EMS Coordinator
AHA Training Center Coordinator
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Gail Warner
Dean of Health and Public Safety
Office: 760-355-6275
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EMS& FIRE Staff Support Technician
AHA Training Center Admin.
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Imperial Valley College, EMS Programs 
380 East Aten Road, Bldg 3200, Imperial, California 92251
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday (8am-5pm)
with the exception of holidays, breaks and summer session (Monday-Thursdays)