About

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?

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
www.caahep.org

To contact COAEMSP
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
FAX (214) 703-8992
www.coaemsp.org

Credit for Experiential Learning Disclaimer

Due to licensing regulations, McHenry County College Paramedic program does not recognize credit for experiential learning.

EMS teacher and student training in ambulance
EMS training with instructor
student learning CPR

Total Cost of Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $1,133.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 7

Weeks to Complete: 16

Emergency Medical Technician Degree and Certificate Requirements

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 51.0810 )

Total Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $749.00 $2,710.00 $3,290.00 $3,290.00
Additional Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate Costs $384.00 $384.00 $384.00 $384.00
Program Total $1,133.00 $3,094.00 $3,674.00 $3,674.00

Career

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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