The Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate provides you with seven college credit hours and a certificate from the Illinois Department of Public Health to practice in the state of Illinois. Most firefighters in the state are certified as EMT-B. You may also use the EMT-B certificate as a technician in a clinical setting such as a hospital emergency room or to work on a private ambulance where you may perform pre-hospital emergency medical care such as:

  • bandaging
  • CPR
  • administering medications
  • patient assessment and treatment

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?

Our goal 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 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

CAAHEP Accreditation Statements

The McHenry County College Paramedic program has completed a site visit for pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org). This step in the process is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

The McHenry County College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
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 - Ambulance Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $1,112.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 7

Weeks to Complete: 16

Emergency Medical Technician Degree and Certificate Requirements

Gainful Employment Disclosure

What makes MCC's Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance 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 - Ambulance Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate (CIP 51.081)

Total Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $728.00 $2,768.00 $3,341.00 $3,201.00
Additional Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate Costs $384.00 $384.00 $384.00 $384.00
Program Total $1,112.00 $3,152.00 $3,725.00 $3,585.00


What job opportunities are available to someone with an Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate?

  • Once you complete the course, you're eligible to take the Illinois EMT licensure exam. Licensure is required for employment as an EMT-B.
Occupations that Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 53-3011

How will MCC's Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • Instruction includes classroom lecture, practical skill demonstration in a lab setting, and 30 hours of direct patient care in a hospital emergency department.

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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