Find ways to help your community first-hand through the Paramedical Services program! Paramedical Services is an intensive program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital and field clinical experiences. The invaluable skills you will learn in the Paramedical Services program can be applied to several occupations such as clinics, ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, and factories. Work with instructors in person while engaging with state of the art learning tools like augmented reality goggles and high fidelity mannequins. You will also get the chance to learn in a full-size ambulance for training.
The EMS program has also received recognition for quality instruction and has received initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).
Jasmine Ballard – Emergency Services Program Coordinator
This program is conducted in cooperation with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Systems and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Division of EMS and Highway Safety. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s examination. You must complete a file with the Lake Land College Emergency Services office with the following items: current EMT Basic License, current AHA BLS CPR certification card, current diver’s license or Illinois state picture ID, immunizations as required by The Illinois Department of Public Health for Healthcare Providers, high school diploma or GED equivalent, physical exam, background check, and drug test. Consult the Emergency Medical Services Programs Coordinator for specific requirements of this program.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Standard V: Fair Practices; Publications and Disclosure
The classes will cover the Illinois state objectives as well as experience and real-world scenarios targeted toward local settings. You will even be given the opportunity to train on the equipment in their respective stations, allowing them to gain knowledge and skills specific to their situations.
The program incorporates a full sized training ambulance for real world simulation as well as high fidelity mannequins and our new addition augmented reality goggles. You will will complete clinical opportunities in a variety of patient care settings alongside trained preceptors. You will also complete certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS).
Admission into the program requires a current state of Illinois EMT-Basic license and verification of completion of an anatomy and physiology course.
****Admission may be granted by the program director license pending with verification of passage of the NREMT EMT-Basic examination.
Lake Land College paramedic does not currently have a process in place for advanced placement for students with a current EMT-I, RN or MD certification.
Lake Land College paramedic program does not allow the transfer in of other paramedic courses from other colleges or universities.
Lake Land College does have a board policy 06.14 that allows for course credits for licensure or certifications. The policy allows for prospective students to submit a copy of a current EMT-Basic, or Paramedic license for credits on their transcript.
Upon completion of the degree, there will be additional expenses including licensure application fee, written testing fee and psychomotor testing fees.