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Emergency Medical Technician

EMT Basic (EMT-B) Certificate - C29A

This certificate course prepares individuals to take the state examination required for an entry-level position as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B). The EMT-B course serves as the foundation for continued studies as an Emergency Medical Technician,(see certificate program below) and as a Paramedic (Associate in Applied Science degree options). The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions and a negative drug screen.

Before enrollment, each student must choose to be associated with either Presence St. Mary's Hospital or Riverside Medical Center during training. The hospital of choice does not guarantee acceptance to the program associated with that location.

Program coordinator: Sheila Bernard, email sbernard@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8836

Advising: email advising@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8500

EMT-B (1 course)
Credit hours: 7

  • PMED 1017 - Emergency Medical Technician–Basic* 1

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 7

*Course has prerequisite.

1Before enrollment, the student must have appropriate assessment score; be CPR certified at the "Health Care Provider" level and have a GED certificate or official high school transcript showing graduation on file at KCC. High school seniors should consult their high school advisor for registration requirements. To sit for the IDPH EMT-B test, the student must be at least 18 years of age.


EMT Paramedic (EMT-P) Advanced Certificate - PMED.CRT.C77

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals to take the state examination required for an entry-level position as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT-P). Students completing a certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic may elect to complete an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedic Supervision.

Before enrollment, each student must choose to be associated with either Presence St. Mary's Hospital or Riverside Medical Center during training. The hospital of choice does not guarantee acceptance to the program associated with that location.

Program coordinator: Sheila Bernard, email sbernard@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8836
Advising: email advising@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8500

This certificate is a gainful employment program and KCC is required to provide cost, completion and occupation information about it.

EMT-P (4 courses) 

  • PMED 2115 - Paramedic I*
  • PMED 2215 - Paramedic II*
  • PMED 2315 - Paramedic III*

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 45

*Course has prerequisite.

Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P)Certificate

Course Sequence

Fall
PMED 2115* 15 cr. hrs.

Spring
PMED 2215* 15 cr. hrs.

Summer
PMED 2315* 15 cr. hrs.

Additional Program Information

Before enrollment, the student must show successful completion of the state certification exam for EMT-B, EMT-I or current state license. Students also must have completed KCC's COMPASS test, be CPR certified at "Health Care Provider" level and have a GED certificate or official high school transcript showing graduation on file at KCC. High school seniors should consult their high school advisor for registration  requirements

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions and a negative drug screen. 

Paramedic associate degree program.