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Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services is a system that provides emergency medical care.

Heartland Community College and the McLean County Area Emergency Medical Services have teamed up to offer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses. Whether you want to acquire the EMT Basic certification or continue on and obtain the EMT Paramedic certification, Heartland and the MCAEMS have the courses that you need.

EMT courses will be offered every fall and spring semester both as a day class and as a night class. The Paramedic course will be offered every fall beginning in 2018.

For questions about becoming an EMT or Paramedic, or the courses, contact Derek Foley, EMS Education Coordinator for MCAEMS, at 309-827-4348 or or contact Travis Wilson, EMS System Manager for MCAEMS, at 309-827-4348 or

We invite you to learn more about the Emergency Medical Services Program.

  • We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL, unless otherwise noted.

    Day Time Room

    Please note:  Beginning October 4, 2021, some information meetings will be held in person on the Normal campus and some will be held virtually via Zoom.  Please look carefully at the meeting(s) that you are interested in.

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    5 pm

    Nursing Program

    Room ICB 1809

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    5 pm

    Work Ready Programs

    Room ICB 1706

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    5 pm

    EMT/Paramedic Programs

    Room NRC 1008

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    5 pm

    Radiography Program

    Room ICB 1813

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    5 pm

    Medical Assistant Program

    Room ICB 1806

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    5 pm

    Physical Therapist Assistant Program

    Via Zoom.  Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for this Physical Therapist Assistant meeting.

    Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:

    EMT/Paramedic - Please contact Travis Wilson at

    Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at

    Nursing - Please watch this brief informational video. Then contact Jennifer O'Connor at

    Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at

    Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at

    Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at

    * Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, Veterinary Assistant, and Recovery Support Specialist.

Emergency Medical Services Video

Emergency Medical Services Video

Video Transcription: Emergency Medical Services Video Transcription (PDF)