AAS Degree

Kyle DixonThe Emergency Medical Technician–Paramedicine (EMT-P) program is a very fast-paced, intense program. It prepares the graduate 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 program, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam or the Illinois State Licensing exam. Graduates may be employed by ambulance districts or emergency settings and as adjunct training for fire fighters and in law enforcement.

This program has earned national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Profession (COA EMSP).

“The paramedicine program is a top notch program, something I discovered when talking to others throughout the state who haven’t been trained here. There are over 500 clinical hours in this one else even comes close.”

Kyle Dixon
AAS, Fire Science, JWCC 2002
AAS, Paramedicine, JWCC 2005
Paramedic, Adams County Ambulance Service, Quincy


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