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.
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|