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Heartland Community College

Why Emergency Medical Services?

EMS is a field that is exciting, satisfying, and allows you to make a difference first hand in your communities. Working in this field requires rapid and critical thinking, problem solving skills, and compassion.

As an EMT Paramedic you have the opportunity to care for the sick and injured and have a key role in their treatment and care before they arrive at a hospital.

In this role you are a first responder to medical and traumatic emergencies and work closely with other public safety personnel and health care professionals to provide immediate emergency care.

Why Heartland?

There are many reasons to study at Heartland Community College.

  • Affordable
  • Student focused
  • Dedicated instructors
  • Small class sizes
  • Graduate IDPH/NREMT pass rates above the state and national average
  • High job placement rate
  • Supportive environment
  • Pathways to earn your bachelor’s degree

You can find our graduates working in many different areas of public safety such as U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Secret Service, wildland firefighting, flight paramedics, firefighting, and law enforcement. They have also gone on to careers such as nursing, nurse anesthetists, and more.

I want to learn more.


Applying to Heartland

Applying early is encouraged, so you can get the classes you need at the times you want. Visit to apply today!