This certificate program prepares individuals for employment as primary medical responders or as ambulance personnel. Those receiving the certificate are prepared to take either the state licensure examination Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, through the Illinois Department of Public Health or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician Examination 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 posses 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.