Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the first level of EMT training. EMTs are well-versed in basic emergency care skills with the ability to assess a patient's condition and take actions to treat and stabilize the patient so he or she can be transported to a hospital.
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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) with basic training represent the first level of responders. EMTs are well-versed in basic emergency care skills with the ability to assess a patient’s condition and take actions to treat and stabilize the patient so they can be transported to a hospital.
Graduates will earn an EMT Certificate and be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency medical Technicians certification exam.
Network with your peers in the ICC EMS Club. Learn in the field through internships at Peoria hospitals, local ambulance services, and fire departments.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Firefighter/EMT, Hospital Patient Care Technician (PCT)
if Full Time
8 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program?
When someone calls 911 and reports a medical emergency, a dispatcher sends help to the people in need. Those first responders are usually Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how you can get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- High school coursework in English, math, biology, and communications is beneficial.
- Applicants to the program will be required to undergo a drug screen and a fingerprint criminal background check. A physical exam and immunizations will be required following program acceptance.
What Can I Expect As an Emergency Medical Technician Student?
- Clinical opportunities are provided at all Peoria area hospitals. Field internships/practicums are completed at local ambulance services and fire departments.
- Classes are provided by experienced faculty with a focus on hands-on experiences utilizing program human patient simulators, ambulances, trainers, and other equipment used in the profession.
- Graduates have gone on to work at Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois, area fire departments, OSF St. Francis Hospital, and UnityPoint Health.
- Graduates are eligible to continue their studies and apply for admission to the ICC Paramedic Associate in Applied Science program.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.