Paramedic, AAS

PMED.AAS.C29

Program Overview

The Paramedic program prepares individuals to provide advanced life support in and out of the hospital settings to critically ill and injured persons. To prepare individuals to function in the paramedic role, a combination of educational methods are used in this program, including theory, instruction, demonstration and practice of life-saving skills for simulated and real emergency situations. 

Instruction is provided by physicians specializing in emergency medicine, registered nurses with advanced education in trauma management and paramedics approved by the emergency medical services director. The associate degree curriculum offers the student the opportunity to learn fundamental principles necessary for supervisory roles. This degree typically is not designed for transfer. 

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

All courses must be completed a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

Before enrollment, the student must provide a copy of his/her current Illinois state license. Students also must have an appropriate assessment score and a GED certificate or official high school transcript showing graduation on file at KCC. High school seniors should consult their high school advisor for registration requirements.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child & infant or AED).

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health career programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

Program Eligibility

Program eligibility/application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

PMED 2115Paramedic I

15 Credits

PMED 2215Paramedic II

15 Credits

PMED 2315Paramedic III

15 Credits

Total Credit Hours:45

General education

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

MATH 1414Basic Algebra

4 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Higher level mathematics course can be substituted for MATH 1414.

Total Credit Hours: 62

Suggested Course Sequence

Spring semester

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

MATH 1414Basic Algebra

4 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Fall semester

PMED 2115Paramedic I

15 Credits

Spring semester

PMED 2215Paramedic II

15 Credits

Summer Semester

PMED 2315Paramedic III

15 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 62
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$9,114.00
Course Fees:
BIOL 1564 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology 20.00
ENGL 1613 English I 5.00
PMED 2115 Paramedic I 200.00
PMED 2215 Paramedic II 200.00
PMED 2315 Paramedic III 200.00
625.00
625.00
Books:*
BIOL 1564 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 426.40
ENGL 1613 English I 81.35
MATH 1414 Basic Algebra1 369.20
PMED 2115 Paramedic I 680.55
PSYC 2553 Lifespan Development Psychology 171.60
  SPCH 1553 Introductory Speech   160.80   
1,889.90
1,889.90
Supplies
Uniforms 180.00
Stethoscope & Blood pressure Cuff * 84.15
264.15
264.15
Additional Program Costs
    A2 entrance exam fee (per attempt)   37.00   
Background Check and Drug Screening 68.00
Physical Examination/Tests/Etc. 385.00
490.00
490.00

TOTAL $12,383.05
1 A higher level mathematics course can be substituted for MATH 1414.
* Available for purchase in the KCC Hammes Bookstore and other area retailers.
All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.