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 Aurora Fox Valley Campus. 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, Northwesten Medicine - Delnor Hospital partners with Waubonsee to offer the EMT-P.

As of August 1, 2016, the Sugar Grove Emergency Medical Technician-Basic courses, as well as many of the Health Career Programs are moving to the newly renovated Aurora Fox Valley Campus (formerly known as the Copley Campus).

Student Success

EMT - Basic:
Waubonsee Community College's pass rate on the State of Illinois EMT-B Certification Examination for January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015 was 87%.

EMT - Paramedic:
Waubonsee Community College's pass rate on the State of Illinois Paramedic Licensure Examination for January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015 was 100%.

Waubonsee EMT Program Receives National Recognition

Health Science 2016 Award LogoWaubonsee Community College’s Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program has received national recognition from Advance CTE, a national nonprofit that represents state directors and leaders responsible for secondary, postsecondary and adult career technical education (CTE) programs across the U.S. — Read More

Tuition-Free Opportunity

If you're between the ages of 18-24 and are in need of financial assistance, you may be able to get your tuition, fees, books and supplies paid for through the Youth Services Program.