Students who choose to pursue paramedic training in Indiana will find two schools - one of which has multiple campuses - in the central part of the state offering accredited associate's degree programs. Classroom instruction, lab training, and practicum requirements are included in such programs. Students must also complete general education courses as a degree requirement.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Students in the area of Indianapolis can pursue an Associate of Science in Paramedic Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The program is offered through the IUPUI School of Medicine. Students will spend their freshman year fulfilling basic education requirements in classes like EMT-basic, algebra, sociology, psychology, anatomy and physiology, and communications. Sophomore students may enter the program during the fall or spring semester. Students are required to take classes on pharmacology, pulmonology, trauma, cardiology and contemporary EMS issues. The paramedic coursework can be completed in about a year if students are willing to take courses during the summer.
Ivy Tech Community College
An Associate of Science in Paramedic Science degree program can be completed through Ivy Tech Community College in the city of Indianapolis and at other campuses near the central part of the state, including Kokomo, Columbus, and Bloomington. In about 6 semesters, students can earn this degree by taking classes in basic EMT training, physiology and anatomy, and interpersonal communication. From there, students are educated in trauma, clinical applications, patient assessment, special considerations, and airway management. At the end of the program, students complete an ambulance internship. In total, students must earn at least 66.5 credit hours to complete the program. For students living in other parts of Indiana, there are five additional Ivy Tech Community College campuses that offer this paramedic science degree program.
The road to becoming a paramedic in the central Indiana area requires applicants to first become an emergency medical responder, an emergency medical technician (EMT) and finally an advanced EMT. After completing the educational and licensing requirements for those careers, applicants can then take the 1,110 to 1,300 training and classroom hours necessary for paramedic licensing. After that is completed, practical and written examinations must be passed by the applicant.
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Paramedic Training Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)*|
|Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis||4-year, public; large city||Associate of Science in Paramedic Science|| $9,465 (in-state)
|Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis)||2-year, public; large city||Associate of Science in Paramedic Science|| $4,368 (in-state)
Source: *NCES College Navigator.