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Emergency Medical Technology

College of Lake County
Program overview
5 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
23 August 2021

Highland Park
23 August 2021

23 August 2021

Program description

Emergency Medical Technology

The goal of our program is to prepare competent entry level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the EMT-Intermediate, and/or EMT-Basic and/or First Responder Level.

The College of Lake County’s three (3) Paramedic programs: North Lake County EMS Program at Vista Health, the NorthShore Highland Park Hospital EMS program, and Advocate Health System Condell Medical Center (CMC) EMS program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. This comes upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMPS).

Admission requirements

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.

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Program content

First Semester

  • Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
  • Technical Composition I
  • English Composition I
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • CMM Elective

Second Semester

  • Human Form and Function
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cross-Cultural Relationships
  • Introduction to Psychology or Social Science Elective
  • Critical Thinking

Third Semester

  • Paramedic Clinical Practicum
  • Paramedic Field Experience Practicum
  • Introduction to Advanced Pre-hospital Care
  • Patient Assessment

Fourth Semester

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma Emergencies
  • Special Considerations and Operations

Fifth Semester

  • Applied Mathematics I
  • MTH Elective
  • Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.


This program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and two certificate options to prepare graduates for careers providing emergency medical care. All EMT courses are held at area hospitals or fire and rescue departments. General education course requirements for the degree are offered at CLC locations.

Career opportunities

  • Emergency Medical
  • Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • EMT/Dispatcher
  • Fire Fighter First Responder
  • Flight Paramedic
  • MultiCare Technician
  • Paramedic Supervisor
  • Patient Technician

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About this institute

College Lake County

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...

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Contact info

College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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