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Paramedical Services (CRT.PS)

This certificate program is designed to provide the student with an in-depth study of pathophysiology, assessment, management and care of patients in the prehospital and out-of-hospital setting. Students successfully completing the classroom skills laboratory, hospital clinical and field clinical requirement 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 certificate in Emergency Medical Services does not guarantee licensure. Program graduates are prepared for career opportunities in the field of emergency medical services, including urban and rural ambulance services and/or fire departments; industrial settings, and clinical settings. This program is conducted in cooperation with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Highway Safety. Students must successfully complete BIO 050 Basic Anatomy and Physiology or BIO 225 Human Anatomy and Physiology I prior to Paramedic courses. 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 BIO 225 and BIO 100 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.


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FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
EMS-050 Emergency Medical Tech-Basic
7.5
SEMESTER TOTALS 7.5
Second Semester
EMS-063 Paramedic I
6.0
EMS-067 Paramedic Skills I
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 8.0
Summer Term
EMS-073 Paramedic II
6.0
EMS-075 Paramedic Internship I
1.0
EMS-077 Paramedic Skills II
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 9.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
EMS-062 EMS Pharmacology
2.0
EMS-083 Paramedic III
6.0
EMS-085 Paramedic Internship II
1.0
EMS-087 Parmedic Skills III
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 12.0
Second Semester
EMS-093 Paramedic IV
4.0
EMS-095 Paramedic Internship III
4.0
EMS-097 Paramedicskills IV
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 10.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 46.50