When will the next class start?
Fall and Spring Semesters
EMS-101 "Emergency Medical Technician" will begin the week of
January14, 2013 (spring semester) and August 22, 2012 (fall semester). The
following sections are offered:
EMS-101-001 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from
EMS-101-002 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
EMS-101-003 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from
EMS-101-004 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
EMS-101-201 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from
EMS-101-202 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
EMS-101-270 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-5
p.m.-with an hour lunch break.
EMS-101 - �Emergency Medical Technician�
will begin the week of May 21, 2012. The following sections are offered:
EMS-101-001 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. - 11: 50 a.m. for 11 weeks.
EMS-101-002 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from Noon-3:50 p.m. for 11 weeks.
EMS-101-201 is tentatively scheduled to meet on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. - 9.50 p.m. for 11 weeks.
Which clinical sites are used during the program?
Students enrolled in EMS-101 (EMT-B) will be
assigned to clinical rotations at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos
Community Hospital, Orland Fire Protection Dispatch, and several fire
departments in the Chicago's south suburbs. Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical
Center serves as the clinical site for the Paramedic Certificate Program
How Do I Apply to the Program?
No application for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) level is
necessary � all you need to do is register for EMS-101. Choose from one of the
class sections listed above.
(in person, telephone or online)
Admission to the paramedic (EMT-P) program
requires successful completion of EMS-101 and successful application. For an
application to the EMT-P Program offered in partnership with Advocate Christ
Hospital and Medical Center, call (708) 974-5708. The Career Program
Subdivision secretaries will be happy to mail the application to you.
How much does the program cost?
Costs for EMS-101 Emergency Medical Technician - 8 Credit Hours:
(In-district) Tuition, college activity fee, and
tech fee-$87/credit hour + $2/credit hour (college activities fee) + $3
technology fee = $92 total charge/credit hour
(Out of district) Tuition, college activity fee,
and tech fee-$232/credit hour + $2/credit hour (college activities fee) + $3
technology fee = $237 total charge/credit hour
Student ID fee (Added to the cost of the first
cost for EMS-101:
Students registering for EMS-101 can expect a bill from Moraine
Valley Community College at least for the amounts listed below:
In-District Students: $766
Out-of-District Students: $1926
Books: The total costs of the
required textbooks is approximately $150. The books purchased for EMS-101
also may be used as reference texts in paramedic training. Please visit the
Bookstore�s Web site for the most accurate information regarding costs.
Stethoscopes: Stethoscopes cost
approximately $10-$20 and are available in the Bookstore.
Uniforms: Uniform requirements
include an MVCC EMS Student polo shirt (available in the Bookstore), navy
docker slacks, closed-toe, non-skid black shoes and black socks and a watch
with the ability to count seconds.
Verification of High School Completion:
Students are required to submit verification of high school completion.
Actual prices are available by calling your high school. Foreign transcripts must be
do I obtain an evaluation of my foreign transcript?
Foreign transcripts must be
evaluated to determine if your education is the equivalent of an American high
call the Moraine Valley Community College International Student Affairs
Department at (708) 974-5334 to request an appointment to have your foreign
transcripts evaluated. Sometimes this department can assist with this and
sometimes they cannot, depending on volume. Here is the Web site for the
International Student Affairs Department:
used previously by Moraine Valley students are referenced
Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 51407
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
(414) 289-3411 FAX
Web site: www.ece.org
Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 11623
Chicago, IL 60611-0623
(312) 222-1217 FAX
evaluation process may be lengthy, so please begin as soon as possible. Students
are allowed to select a clinical site with a pending foreign transcript
evaluation, but will not be allowed to graduate until the process is completed.
there additional requirements before attending clinical?
Yes. Students must provide the EMS Program Coordinator with
documentation that all of the following requirements are completed:
Health Care Provider Training: Students who are not already CPR certified
must obtain CPR certification as a separate activity during EMS-101. Costs
for CPR training range from $25-$60. Moraine Valley offers CPR for Healthcare Provider
training through the Workforce Development and Community Services department
of the college. The
course number is AH8-039. For more information on CPR for Healthcare
Providers, please contact Aurora Zwick,
Workforce Development, at (708) 974-5735. Students are financially
responsible for the CPR training required.
History and Physical: Students are required to obtain a physical examination
in preparation for clinical training. The student is responsible for the
cost of the physical examination, and all of the immunizations, blood tests,
and tuberculosis tests specified on the physical examination form. The
Student History and Physical Form is included in the course packet. Costs for
these requirements range from $150-$300.
insurance: Moraine Valley Community College requires students to carry
personal health insurance for the duration of their clinical rotation.
Public Aid, coverage extended as a result of spousal or parental insurance
policies, and MVCC student insurance are acceptable.
Screen: Students will be required to submit to and successfully complete a
drug screen prior to clinical assignment. Unsuccessful completion of the
drug screen requirement will prohibit a student from receiving a clinical
assignment. Students may not repeat a failed drug screen within the same
semester. Students may take the drug screen at the facility of their choice,
however the drug screen must be a 10-panel drug screen. The results of the
drug screen must be mailed or faxed to the program coordinator. Students may
not directly hand the results of the drug screen to their instructors. Cost:
Criminal Background Checks: In order to comply with certain state statutes
and/or clinical affiliation agreements, students must successfully complete a
criminal background check. Application forms for criminal background checks
are included in the course packet. Fees for the background check must be paid to the Cashier's Office. The
cost is $27, subject to change without notice. Information on criminal
background application procedures, will be explained the first day of class. Deadline dates for completion of
criminal background checks will be announced by the Program Coordinator.
will I do my clinical training?
Upon successful completion of all requirements (medical exam, drug
screen, immunizations, criminal background check, HIPAA training, CPR training,
high school diploma verification, bloodborne pathogens training, and hospital
security quizzes), students will be assigned to clinical rotations. Students
receive clinical experience the last half of the semester during EMS-101. The
clinical rotations total 60 hours and include the following assignments: 24
hours in an emergency room; 8 hours in obstetrics; 24 hours of ambulance �ride
along� time; 4 hours in a dispatch center. Clinical assignments are staggered
throughout the semester and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis
Paramedic (EMT-P) Training: (EMS-102, EMS-103,
EMS-104, EMS-233, EMS-237) Clinical training is provided through Advocate Christ
Hospital and Medical Center.
are clinical rotations assigned?
Clinical assignments are assigned as students complete their health care
requirements and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner a
student completes all requirements, the more likely students are to get their
choice of clinical dates/times.
Is the program accredited or approved?
Yes. The paramedic-training program is approved by the Illinois Department of
Public Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services.
Department of Public Health
525 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62761
Which courses are taught on the main campus of Moraine Valley Community College?
EMS-101 (EMT-B)�EMS-101 is taught on Moraine�s main campus in T714.
Paramedic Training (EMT-P):
Paramedic training is offered in a partnership with Advocate Christ Hospital and
Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL. EMS-101, the prerequisite for paramedic
training, is offered at Moraine Valley in room T714. EMS-102, EMS-103, EMS-104,
EMS-233, and EMS-237 are taught at Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center.
During what semesters are the EMS courses offered?
EMS-101 (EMT-B): EMS-101 courses are offered every semester, including
Paramedic training (EMT-P): EMS-101, the prerequisite for the Paramedic
Certificate Program, is offered at Moraine Valley every semester, including
summer. EMS-102, EMS-103, EMS-104, EMS-233, and EMS-237 are scheduled and taught
through Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center. For scheduling information,
please contact Christ Hospital�s EMS training center at 708-684-5957.
Can I take any course work before entering the program?
Yes, EMS-101 can be taken without being formally admitted into the program.
I already possess my EMT Paramedic Certificate P. Can I receive college credit for that certificate?
Yes, you may test for proficiency credit for EMS-102, 103, 104, 233, and 237.