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Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (Certificate)

33 credit hours.

The Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic is a three-semester intensive program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital and field clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of the program the individual will be eligible to take the Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic licensing examination or the National Registry of EMTs examination.

Completion of the Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic does not guarantee licensure. There are some conditions for which the Illinois Department of Public Health may refuse to issue a license. Please consult with the EMS Program Assistant to avoid license application hindrances.

Individuals who complete the program are prepared for career opportunities in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including, but not limited to, urban and rural ambulance services and/or fire departments; industrial settings; and clinical settings.

Students interested in this certificate are required to meet with the Heartland Community College Program Assistant to Emergency Medical Services, Bob Reynolds, prior to registration to complete the Advanced EMT Certificate Pre-Requisite Checklist* (available in PDF format, 15.9 KB, 1 page).

*Note: You must download and install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ in order to view and print the EMT checklist.

Please read the EMT oath regarding the level of professionalism expected in this profession.

Certificate course requirements

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate, you may apply for employment as:

Job Title SOC Code
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 25-1071.00 53-3011.00 29-2041.00
The total program cost for completing this certificate is $4,488 for tuition and fees and $1,512 for books and supplies.

For privacy concerns, completions are not reported for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Normal time graduation rates (as determined by institution) are not reported (for privacy concerns) for programs with fewer than 10 completers in a given award year. Job placement rates are only reported for those programs that are required to disclose them for accreditation purposes and for which there were ten or more graduates in the most recent academic year. As a program with fewer than 10 completers, the average loan debt incurred by completers of this program is not reported.

Information contained on this Web site is subject to change. Please check with an academic advisor for current course offerings and program requirements. Current students with continual enrollment may graduate under the current program requirements or any program requirements in effect since first enrollment. Students who intend to graduate must meet with an Academic Advisor to complete an "Application to Graduate" form a full semester prior to graduation. This will help ensure that a student meets all graduation requirements. Remember to always check with the school you are interested in attending for specific requirements.