Emergency Medical Services

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Gain a thorough working knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to provide extensive pre-hospital care to the sick or injured, as well as transport to a medical facility if needed, under the direction of physicians. Parkland partnerships with the two largest emergency medical services in the area provide you with exceptional clinical experience in a state-of-the-art teaching facility that includes the “iStan” human simulator and a training ambulance.

Our paramedic certificate (12-month, 29-credit-hour) and Associate of Applied Science (66-credit-hour) programs offer the most advanced level of training for the EMT, at an affordable cost. We also offer a 5-credit-hour Basic EMT certificate course that prepares you to provide vital care to the sick or injured.

After successfully completing the state approved course, you are eligible to sit for the Illinois EMT-Basic Certification exam or the EMS: Paramedic and National paramedic exam; the average pass rates for the exams are 97% and 100%, respectively. Work for emergency medical services, hospitals, or police/fire departments. Advance to supervisor, operations manager, administrative director, or executive director of emergency services, or become an instructor at community colleges or training centers, with further training.

The Parkland College Emergency Medical Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
(214) 703-8445 • FAX (214) 703-8992
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educaiton Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

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