2023-2024 Catalog 
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Emergency Medical Services, A.A.S.

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JJC Program Code: FS175

ICCB Program Code: NSCI 0035

Emergency medical services (EMS) have undergone a significant change in recent years, with pre-hospital providers now fully accepted as members of the larger healthcare community.  In more than half of the US, 911 emergency response is handled by crosstrained firefighter/paramedics and firefighter/EMT's.  With this shift, the demand in northeast Illinois for educated EMS personnel has grown significantly.  In many local communities, medical responses make up 85% or more of a fire department's total yearly call volume.

The EMS program is designed to prepare individuals for the medical demands of the modern fire service, as well as for opportunities with non-emergency ambulance agencies, hospital emergency departments, physician's offices, clinics, industrial sites, and trauma nursing. For registration information, contact the EMS coordinator at (815) 280-2356.

Completion Guide

For advisor information and a sample schedule by semester, view our completion guide. 

Total Required Hours: 71.5 Semester Hours

Includes Online Courses

This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

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