The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate includes three paramedic modules and one internship semester. You will receive 17 hours of college credit and a certificate from the Illinois Department of Public Health to practice in the state of Illinois as a licensed paramedic. This training is considered advanced emergency care and can be a stand-alone profession or can be linked to a fire service career. Non-fire students can work as a technician in a hospital or clinic with this certificate.

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 - Paramedic Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $6,162.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 33

Weeks to Complete: 48

Emergency Medical Technician Degree and Certificate Requirements

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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

What you need to know about getting your Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate (CIP 51.090)

Total Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,432.00 $13,048.00 $15,750.00 $15,090.00
Additional Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate Costs $2,730.00 $2,730.00 $2,730.00 $2,730.00
Program Total $6,162.00 $15,778.00 $18,480.00 $17,820.00


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

  • Entry level fire service and EMS positions for fire departments and EMS agencies
Occupations that Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic 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 - Paramedic Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • You will participate in a hands-on internship, intensive classroom training and the clinical experience needed to become a licensed EMT-Paramedic in the state of Illinois.

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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