Upcoming EMS Courses

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The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system. 


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Course Information

Start Date: Unknown at this time.

End Date: Unknown at this time.

Course fee: $5,000.00

     1. The fee includes tuition, books and other fee's during the course.

     2. The fee does not include the cost of uniforms.

     3. The fee does not include the cost of pre-requisites in order to be considered for the course.

Computer/Internet Accessibility: Each student will need a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with broadband internet capability. A significant portion of the course will utilize online resources. It is not recommended the student attempt to use a phone as their only device. 



Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology, essentially equivalent to the Ivy Tech courses APHY 101 and APHY 102 are required prior to the course. Transfer credits are accepted following a review of the course description from the institution where the course was held. The student must have received a "C" or better in the course, to be considered. 

Proof of Vaccinations or Immunity from:

Prior to patient contact, the student must show proof of immunity of the following diseases from a health care provider:

     a. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

     b. Tuberculosis skin test (must have been performed within the past 12 months and must stay current throughout the EMT class.

     c. Hepatitis B

     d. Varicella (Chickenpox) - Harrison County Hospital does not accept proof of disease as immunity. The student must either have a titer or the vaccination.

     e. Tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis (TDaP)

     f. Seasonal influenza

     g. COVID-19 (not determined yet)


     a. Indiana EMT or above (must maintain in good standing throughout course)

     b. Kentucky EMT or above (must maintain in good standing throughout course)

National Incident Management System Courses (NIM)

The NIMS courses listed are free, online courses from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FEMA. Click on the course to go to that courses page. You will need the certificate from each course or a FEMA transcript.





Background Check and Drug Screening

The last part of the selection process will be a national background check and drug screening from the program's vendor. The cost of this will be the responsibility of the candidate.



Anatomy & Physiology - Pre-Paramedic Course

This course is an accelerated anatomy and physiology course, designed as a pre-requisite for the Paramedic course. The content will cover college level material from a two-semester course in one semester. 

Start Date: August 11, 2021

End Date: December 23, 2021

Days: Wednesday and Thursday

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Course Fee: $250, includes textbook and materials

Deadline for Registration: July 9, 2021

Computer/Internet Accessibility: The course will utilize the Canvas Learning Management System. There will be online work to complete before each class as well as quizzes and tests online. It is suggested that a tablet, laptop computer, or desktop computer be utilized. 


1. You intend to apply to the Paramedic program.

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If you have additional questions, contact Mike Hunter at (812) 734-3818 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Information in this posting is subject to change without notice.

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