Medical Corpsman to Practical Nurse Certificate Program

This is an intense eight week program designed through a cooperative effort by Illinois Central College, College of DuPage, and Joliet Junior College in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs and the National Governors Association for Veterans who have completed the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program* and seek to earn a practical nurse certificate. The program addresses differences in competencies between the rigorous METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program components including didactic, clinical, and skills validation learning experiences. Upon successful program completion, students will be awarded a practical nurse certificate and may apply for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse by successful completion of the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)

* Navy B-300-0010 Hospital Corpsman (HM-0000), Air Force Phase 1 L8AQJ4N031 01AA, Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Course (4N031)

Prerequisites and Compliance Criteria

You will have needed to successfully complete the METC Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program within the last five years. If more than five years, at least one year of experience using corpsman skills in the last five years.

Next Steps

  • Complete the ICC Admissions Application
  • Submit official Military Transcripts for review
  • If it has been more than five years since completing the METC Program, submit a letter from your current and/or previous employer detailing the corpsman skills used on the job. Letters can be submitted electronically to Marie.Marcotte@ICC.edu, mailed, or brought into the ICC Veteran’s Affairs Office.
  • Students who are admitted into the Medical Corpsmen to Practical Nurse Certification Program will be required to complete a physical examination including lab work and/or immunizations as needed, a criminal background check, and drug screening.
  • Students must possess a current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR card. CPR classes are held at ICC. For more information about CPR classes, call (309) 999-4600 or review the ICC Class Schedule for HLTH 041.

For More Information

East Peoria Campus Academic Building 305B

(309) 694-5562

Tue-Thu: 9 am - 2 pm