Emergency medical services

Our paramedic certificate (15-month, 29 credit hour) and Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hour) degree program offer the most advanced level of training for the EMT at an affordable cost. We also offer a 5 credit hour Basic EMT certificate 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.

Program Outcomes



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 Education Programs 

9355 - 113th St. N, #7709

Seminole, FL 33775