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Emergency Medical Technology


About the Program

This program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree and two certificate options to prepare graduates for careers providing emergency medical care. All EMT courses are held at area hospitals or fire and rescue departments. General education course requirements for the degree are offered at CLC locations.

EMT Course Locations

For more information, please contact one of the EMS coordinators listed below:

  • Vista Medical Center West EMT-Basic: Evert Gerritsen (847) 360-2038 EMT-Paramedic: Dave Chase (847) 360-2205
  • Grayslake Fire Protection District Only firefighters who are already affiliated with a fire department may register for Grayslake EMT courses. EMT-Basic: Captain Tony Carraro (847) 223-8960
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center EMT-Paramedic: Sharon Hopkins (847) 990-5309
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem EMT-Basic and EMT Paramedic: Martha Pettineo (847) 480-3787 (Highland Park Hospital)


Career Opportunities

Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Salaries typically range from $16,100-$45,400. Employers include hospitals, private ambulance services, fire departments, police departments and rescue squad departments.


Degrees & Certificates

  • Emergency Medical Technology A.A.S.
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Certificate
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate

Learn more about the program options.