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Paramedical Services (AAS.PS)

The associate degree in Paramedical Services is a two-year intensive program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital, and field clinical experiences. The student is awarded an associate in applied science degree upon successful completion of the program and will be eligible to take the Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic licensing examination or the National Registry of EMT's examination.

Completion of the associate degree in Paramedical Services does not guarantee licensure. There are some specific conditions that the Illinois Department of Public Health may refuse licensure. Please consult with Emergency Services Director to avoid licensure hindrances. This program is conducted in cooperation with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Division of EMS and Highway Safety. Program graduates are prepared for career opportunities in the field of emergency medical services to include urban and rural ambulance services and/or fire departments; industrial settings; clinical settings. Students must complete a file with Emergency Medical Services by October 1 of the previous year to enter the Paramedical Services Program. Required documents are: immunizations as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health for Healthcare Providers, current AHA BLS CPR training for the Healthcare Provider, current driver's license or state of Illinois picture ID, high school diploma or GED, physical exam, background check, and drug test. Paramedic students must obtain EMT-Basic licensure, and successfully complete Anatomy and Physiology course BIO 050 or BIO 225 prior to acceptance into the Paramedical program. In addition to tuition and fees, costs for the EMS Paramedical services program include textbooks, supplies, clinical attire, and transportation to clinical sites.

Upon completion of the degree, there will be additional expenses including licensure application fee and testing fee.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit. Lake Land Partnerships


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FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
BIO-225 Human Ana/Phys I
4.0
PSY-279 Human Dev/Life Span  
3.0
AHE-055 Math for Meds  
2.0
EMS-050 Emergency Medical Tech-Basic  
7.5
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.5
Second Semester
EMS-056 Paramedical Services I +++ 
6.0
EMS-065 Paramedic Skills I +++ 
2.0
BIO-226 Human Ana/Phys II
4.0
HED-290 Disease Processes
2.0
ENG-120 Composition I
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
Summer Term
EMS-057 Paramedical Services II ++++ 
9.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 9.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
EMS-062 EMS Pharmacology
2.0
EMS-058 Paramedical Services III
10.0
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
Second Semester
EMS-059 Paramedical Services IV +++ 
10.0
EMS-066 Paramedic Skills II +++ 
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 12.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 69.50