Students may become an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic by completing the 13-month Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedicine certificate program. The EMT-P certificate is much like the EMT-P degree program in that it is a very fast-paced, intense certificate program. It prepares the student to provide initial patient assessment and management of care for the ill and injured from the pre-hospital setting to the emergency or hospital care environment. Courses include classroom instruction in theory and demonstration and clinical experience in simulated and real emergencies in local trauma centers and in the field.
Upon successful completion of the certificate, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Paramedic exam or the Illinois State Licensing exam. Students must meet the same admission requirements as those in the EMT-P degree program.
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