Emergency Medical Technology

Become a first responder. Save lives.

Begin a career where you make a difference. When you work in Emergency Medical Technology, providing emergency medical care to ill or injured people is just another day at the office.

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care and extricate trapped individuals to safety. Transport injured or sick people to medical facilities for treatment. Every day varies, yet the positive impact you have on the people you serve remains steady.

Why study Emergency Medical Technology with us?

You gain invaluable first-hand experience. All Emergency Medical Technology courses at CLC are held at area hospitals or fire and rescue departments.

Our programs at Vista Health, Highland Park Hospital and Condell Medical Center are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. And our program at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is in the application stage.

EMT course locations

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.

Candidates seeking the paramedic license through our partner hospitals will need to have a valid and current EMT-B or EMT-I Illinois license, and meet all other program prerequisites.

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

  • North Lake County EMS /Vista Hospital
    EMT-Basic (847) 360-2038 EMT-Paramedic Dave Chase (847) 360-2205
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
    EMT-Paramedic Brianna Flynn (847) 990-5319
  • Lake Forest Hospital Northwestern Medicine
    EMT-Basic Gregory Fuchs (224) 271-4246 and Autumn Talley (224) 271-5545
  • NorthShore University Health System/ Highland Park Hospital
    EMT-Basic and EMT Paramedic Jill Maryan (847) 480-3981
  • Round Lake Fire Department
    EMT-Basic (EMT Department permission) Battalion Chief, Anthony Carraro (847) 546-6001

Important financial aid information

EMT A.A.S. as well as EMT-Basic and EMT Paramedic certificate programs are not eligible for Title IV aid. Only students who are eligible for benefits under the Illinois Veteran grant, Illinois National Guard, or MIA/POW or VA Federal Benefits may receive financial aid for these programs.


Career Degrees & Certificates

For students who want to start or shift to a new career or advance in their current career.

You can earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree at CLC in 2 years*. Gain job-ready skills from experienced instructors and earn work-based experience from apprenticeships and internships. Some of the courses you’ll take earn college credit, which can transfer to a 4-year college or university toward a bachelor’s degree.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

For students who want to earn job skills for entry level occupations, or level up in their career.

Certificates are designed to be completed in less than 2 years. Many certificate programs contain Career Degree core courses so you can continue with additional study or stack certificates to earn an A.A.S. degree.

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Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Courses in the program

We offer a wide range of courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, trauma emergencies—and so much more!

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