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Valees# 14055A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 12

FVCC Course Fee: $30.00 plus costs for manual/
workbook, drug screen, TB test, flu vaccine and
background check. Textbook & supply fee is $227.


*Uniform cost is approximately


Instructor Info


Janelle McCornack

(630)365-5113 Ext. 71716


Emergency Medical Technician


Program Description

This is an entry level program for the emergency medical services. Students will learn through classroom and guided practice activities. The basics of emergency medical care are covered and include: medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of medicine, patient assessment of both medical and trauma patients, vital signs, communication, documentation skills, CPR, packaging, bandaging of patients. These skills will prepare the students for certification and employment opportunities.

Industry and Professional Certifications students are able to earn are Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) National Certification as well as the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.


This program is for you if you:

  • Get satisfaction from helping people in need

  • Can remain calm under pressure

  • Are interested in health care

  • Are interested in pre-med or nursing




PREREQUISITE: Grade of B or greater in Biology OR consent from instructor

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 14055A001

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) education program will prepare students to become competent, entry-level EMTs in order to serve in volunteer and/or professional career positions in the State of Illinois and area communities.

EMT program fulfills the prescribed requirements by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and prepares students to practice the art and science of pre-hospital medicine in conjunction with medical direction. The goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. An EMT primarily provides care to emergency patients in a pre-hospital setting and serves as a vital member of the health care team.

This program is available to students who plan to go into the health care or fire science fields, or another area of emergency medical services. Upon completion of EMT, the student is prepared to take the EMT State Exam which allows for certification from the IDPH.

Special Requirements: All students must purchase a FVCC uniform top, pants, ID badge, stethoscope, watch with second hand and textbook. In addition, students must complete and pass an American Heart Association health care provider CPR class. As part of the EMT class, students will complete a minimum of twenty (20) hours of emergency room clinical in the prescribed time indicated by the instructor. The law requires all persons involved in patient care at any health agency to have a 2-step tuberculin skin test, proof of vaccinations for MMR (mumps, measles, rubella), hepatitis B and flu vaccine. The students must also pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Fee:   $30.00 plus costs for manual/workbook, drug screen, TB test, flu vaccine and background check.  Additionally, uniform and equipment costs are approximately $350.00, prices are subject to change.


When students are taking part in the clinical hours at an area hospital, they will be required to provide their own transportation to the health care facility.





You could qualify for a position such as:

Volunteer EMT

Contract EMT

Hospital EMT

Fire Dept EMT

ER Technician



You could qualify for a position such as:

Paramedic AAS

Medical Assistant

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