Paramedic TrainingStudents 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.



The following data is published annually in accordance with accreditation requirements. It includes averaged data for the classes that ended in August 2014 and August 2015.

Illinois written examination pass rate: 1st attempt 67%; overall 100%.

  • 2014: 0 students attempted the exam.
  • 2015: 9 students attempting the exam; 6 passed 1st attempt; 3 passed 2nd attempt.

NREMT written examination pass rate: 1st attempt 75%; overall 75%.

  • 2014: 4 students attempting the exam; 1 remains in the testing cycle.
  • 2015: 0 students attempted the exam.

Program retention rates: 72.22%

  • 2014: 6 students started the program; 4 finished.
  • 2015: 12 students started the program; 9 finished

Job placement: 100%

  • 2014: Of 3 students licenses, all found paramedic positions.
  • 2015: Of 9 students licensed, all 9 found paramedic positions.

Gainful Employment: For more information about graduation rates, cost, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other information, please visit our Gainful Employment page.