Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Certificate (Certificate Program) - 7 Credit Hours
The mission of the Emergency Medical Technician certificate program is to prepare graduates for licensure/certification and employment as an EMT by providing theoretical knowledge, practicing technical skills, simulation, and field practicums, and enhancing professional behaviors.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Admission to the Program:
The student must be a high school graduate or equivalent; ACT scores with a composite of 12 or higher (tested prior to October 28, 1989) or 16 or above (tested October 28, 1989 or later) are recommended; physical examination.
High school recommendations: one year biology
Student is eligible to take the Illinois Department of Public Health - EMT Basic licensure exam, and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians licensure exam after successful completion of EMT 110 and 111.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Summer Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
|Required Program Courses|
|EMT 110||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC I||3|
|EMT 111||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC II||3|
|EMT 120||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC PRACTICUM||1|
|EMT 210||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE I *||6|
|EMT 215||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE II *||3|
|EMT 220||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE PRACTICUM *||3|
* Students meeting class requirements may enroll in these enhanced EMT courses.
Graduates of this program find employment with private and municipal ambulance services, volunteer ambulance services, hospitals, private security/safety agencies, commercial and industrial facilities, and fire departments offering emergency medical services.
For Program Information Contact:
Health Careers Department