Assess, Understand, Respond & Care

Provide critical medical care in emergency situations to patients in need.

Emergency Medical Services (EMT)

Emergency Medical Services

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics respond to emergency situations, perform various medical services and assist with transportation of patients to medical facilities. Our students are trained in many critical skills such as CPR, giving patients oxygen and administering glucose to diabetics. EMTs can perform many medical services which do not require breaking skin such as starting an intravenous line or administering injections. Certified paramedics can administer medications, provide advanced airway management, resuscitate patients and support patients with significant problems such as heart attacks or trauma. Our program is made available through coordination with Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital EMS System. 

In our EMS program, you will:
  • Gain competency to provide excellent patient care
  • Learn and practice your skills in the community to gain real-world, emergency experience 
  • Participate in an 11 month internship as part of the paramedic program 
  • Prepare to become a certified paramedic or earn an EMT-Basic license in The State of Illinois

Program Details

Contact Us

Health Sciences DivisionP815-825-9354
Alea AkersAcademic
Kristin FinkAcademic
Anthony WoodsonProgram Coordinator, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital EMS

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