Default Banner

EMT Program Admission

EMT - Basic

Students seeking admission to the Emergency Medical Technician program are required to contact the Center for Learning Assessment to make an appointment for required assessment testing. Acceptance into the program is based on assessment results, with documentation of reading skills at the 10th grade level.

Program Costs
In addition to tuition and regular fees, the Emergency Medical Technician student has the following minimum fees and expenses:

Textbook $130 new / $75 rental
CPR/BLS Certification $45
IDPH Examination Fee $20
Stethoscope $15
Drug Screening $45
Shirt $20
Immunizations/TB Testing per health care provider

Total Estimated Costs
(excluding medical requirements)

$220-275

Note: These fees and expenses are approximate costs and are subject to change without prior notice to the student.


EMT - Paramedic

Procedure for Entering the Emergency Medical Technician Program – Paramedic

The Emergency Medical Technician Program – Paramedic program has a special application.  Students seeking admission to the paramedic program are required to:

  1. Complete EMT120 and have an EMT-B license prior to the program application date.
  2. Complete the special application required for entry into the program, which is available in the Health Professions and Public Service office or at http://www.sfvemss.com after June 1, each year.  This application must be returned by July 15 with appropriate documents, including the New Student Information Form. 
  3. Prospective students that have submitted the application and the New Student Information Form will receive a testing ticket via written mail that will outline the testing process.  The testing will include the Paramedic Entrance Exam, reading, writing, and/or math assessments required.  Placement in the program is based on multiple criteria, including a successful score of 75% on the Paramedic Entrance Exam.
  4. All applicants will be notified by written mail of their tentative acceptance status.