Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Major Code: 402A

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate program prepares individuals for employment as primary medical responder or as ambulance personnel. Those receiving the certificate are prepared to take either the state licensure examination, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician examination through the Illinois Department of Public Health for employment as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B). Additional education and experience offer the EMT-B certificate-holder an opportunity for employment in a variety of occupations, including EMT-Intermediate and Advanced.

Students are eligible to take the state exam after successful completion of this certificate program.The State of Illinois requires that individuals possess a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age prior to certification testing. This course is also required as part of the Fire Science Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program.

Students interested in taking this certificate program must be 17.5 years of age or older, and have either American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer current CPR certification on the first day of class. Proof of up-to-date immunizations and 2-step tuberculosis testing is required prior to the first emergency room experience. Students are also required to lift a pre-determined weight capacity for this course.

Contact the Dean for Health Professions and Public Service for additional information.

Course Requirements9

  • EMT120 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic +9

Program Total9

+ Program admission required for enrollment.

Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.