Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certificate
Paramedics provide emergency medical care for illness and injury at site and enroute to the hospital. Paramedics are trained to provide pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency medical services and medical transport services at the advanced life support level, including administration of intravenous lines, intubation, and defibrillation. Paramedics are employed primarily by fire and rescue departments and by ambulance services. Students entering this program already must have earned the EMT-B or EMT-I license. Completion of this certificate prepares students to take the licensing examination to become an EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic). Courses are offered at associated hospitals in Lake County. Day and evening classes are available.
Recommended Plan of Study
^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.
+ If BIO 124 has been taken, BIO 244 and BIO 245 are not needed. BIO 124 was last offered Summer 2009.
Note: All EMT classes are held at area hospitals or fire and rescue departments. Registration for EMT 111 classes can be self-enrolled with appropriate prerequisites. All other EMT class registration is processed directly through the individual site hosting the class. Space is limited and classes fill up quickly.
For more information, please contact one of the EMS coordinators listed below. For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact department chair, Carol Wismer at (847) 543-2142, or the Biological and Health Sciences division at (847) 543-2042.
North Lake County EMS / VISTA Hospital
EMT-Basic (847) 360-2038 EMT-Paramedic Dave Chase (847) 360-2205
Advocate Condell Medical Center
EMT-Paramedic Brianna Flynn (847) 990-5319 and Karolina Lyp (847) 990-5017
Lake Forest Hospital Northwestern Medicine
EMT-Basic Gregory Fuchs (224) 271-4246 and Autumn Talley (224) 271-5545
NorthShore University Health System/ Highland Park Hospital
EMT-Basic and EMT Paramedic Pam Pauly (847) 480-2812
Round Lake Fire Department
EMT-Basic (EMT Department permission) Battalion Chief, Anthony Carraro (847) 546-2134
Important Financial Aid Information - EMT A.A.S. as well as EMT-Basic and EMT Paramedic certificate programs are not eligible for Title IV aid. Only students who are eligible for benefits under the Illinois Veteran’s grant, Illinois National Guard, or MIA/POW or VA Federal Benefits may receive financial aid for these programs.