The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate includes three paramedic modules and one internship semester. You will receive 17 hours of college credit and a certificate from the Illinois Department of Public Health to practice in the state of Illinois as a licensed paramedic. This training is considered advanced emergency care and can be a stand-alone profession or can be linked to a fire service career. Non-fire students can work as a technician in a hospital or clinic with this certificate.
Working as an EMS provider requires significant physical strength, dexterity, and the ability to function in very adverse environments with exposure to numerous safety risks typically found at emergency scenes. Can you meet or exceed these EMS Provider Functional Requirements and Physical Expectations?
CAAHEP Accreditation Statements
The McHenry County College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CAAHEP
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact COAEMSP
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992
Credit for Experiential Learning Disclaimer
Due to licensing regulations, McHenry County College Paramedic program does not recognize credit for experiential learning.
Total Cost of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate
(in-district) Total Amount: $6,162.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 33
Weeks to Complete: 48
What makes MCC's Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?
- McHenry County is a very supportive community with many opportunities for fulltime employment in the EMS field. Many area employers support their employees' continuing education.
In addition to the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate, we offer:
- Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic AAS
- Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate
- Firescience AAS
- Firefighter Basic Certificate
- Fire Officer I Certificate
What you need to know about getting your Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (CIP 51.090)
|Additional Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate Costs||$2,730.00||$2,730.00||$2,730.00||$2,730.00|
What job opportunities are available to someone with an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate?
- Entry level fire service and EMS positions for fire departments and EMS agencies
|Occupation and Occupational Profile Link||SOC Code|
|Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians||53-3011|
How will MCC's Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?
- You will participate in a hands-on internship, intensive classroom training and the clinical experience needed to become a licensed EMT-Paramedic in the state of Illinois.
By the Numbers:
- Median salary: $23,610
- Job Outlook: Projected growth 22% (much faster than average)
What have graduates gone on to do?
- Many graduates learn of career opportunities through the hospitals where they complete their patient care requirements.
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