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Emergency Medical Services (NDP.EMS)

The certificate in Emergency Medical Services includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital, and field clinical experiences. The student is awarded a certificate upon successful completion of the program and will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician's examination.

Completion of the certificate in Emergency Medical Services does not guarantee licensure. There are some specific conditions for which the Department of Public Health may refuse licensure. Please consult with the Emergency Medical Services Programs Director to avoid license application hindrances.

This program is conducted in cooperation with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Systems and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Highway Safety. Students must complete a file with the Lake Land College Emergency Services office with the following items: current AHA BLS CPR certification card, current driver'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.

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, clinical settings.

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

Catalog Term Year: 2024 Summer

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Credit Hours: 7.50