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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.

The goal of our program is to prepare competent entry level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the EMT-Intermediate, and/or EMT-Basic and/or First Responder Level.

The College of Lake County’s has four (4) Paramedic programs: North Lake County EMS Program at Vista Health, the NorthShore Highland Park Hospital EMS program, Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Advocate Health System Condell Medical Center (CMC) EMS program. Vista, Highland Park Hospital and Condell Medical Center are currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (; Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital is in the application stage.

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.

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EMT Course Locations

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

  • Vista East at 1324 N. Sheridan Road, Waukegan EMT-Basic: (847) 360-2117 EMT-Paramedic: Dave Chase (847) 360-2205
  • Advocate Condell Medical Center EMT-Paramedic: Brianna Flynn (847) 990-5319
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem EMT-Basic and EMT Paramedic: Pam Pauly (847) 480-2812 (Highland Park Hospital)
  • Grayslake Fire Protection District Only firefighters who are already affiliated with a fire department may register for Grayslake EMT courses. EMT-Basic: Battalion Chief Anthony Carraro (847) 223-8960
  • Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Autumn Talley (224) 271-5545, Greg Fuchs (224) 271-4246