Emergency Medical Technician

Learn more about the EMT program from our students and faculty.
Learn more about the EMT program from our students and faculty.

Waubonsee offers the EMT-B course during the morning, afternoon, and evening at the Sugar Grove and Plano Campuses. In the course, emergency situations are simulated, with students playing the roles not only of the EMTs, but also the victims, bystanders, police officers and hospital personnel. Students then get a dose of the real thing during their 20 hours of required emergency room observation.

Waubonsee graduates are prepared for the required licensure exams, and for those EMT-Bs ready to move on, Delnor Community Hospital partners with Waubonsee to offer the EMT-P. 

Degree Completion Program for Paramedics
If you're already a licensed paramedic, you are just five general education courses away from your associate degree. We know your work schedule can make completing those courses difficult, so we've made it easier with our new hybrid (online/face-to-face) courses, designed especially for first responders like you. For complete details, download our flier (pdf)


Waubonsee EMT-B students exceed state of IL certification pass rates.

2009 - 85.7% Pass Rate

2010 - 86.8% Pass Rate

2011 - 83.1% Pass Rate

2012 - 84.2% Pass Rate

Paramedic Program

Waubonsee Community College's pass rate on the State of Illinois Paramedic Licensure Examination for January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015 was 100%.

Tuition-Free Opportunity

If you're between the ages of 16-21 and come from a low-income household, you may be able to get your EMT tuition, fees, books and supplies paid for through the Youth Services Program.