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Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 7 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

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.

Program Accreditation:
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

Program Note:
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:
EMT 110; EMT 111

Spring Semester 1:
EMT 120; EMT 210

Summer Semester 1:
EMT 215

Fall Semester 2:
EMT 220


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
EMT 110EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC I 3
EMT 111EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC II 3
EMT 120EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC PRACTICUM 1
CourseNameCredit
EMT 210EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE I *6
EMT 215EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - INTERMEDIATE II *3
EMT 220EMERGENCY 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
Thomas Building
(309)999-4600

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