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Emergency Medical Services
Curriculum code 1320

EMS-101 Emergency Medical Technician

EMT licensure is a prerequisite to the Emergency Services Certificate Program. Students who pass the EMS-101 class with at least an 82% average, pass all practical exams, and complete all clinical rotations are eligible to challenge either the Illinois State EMT licensure exam or the National EMT exam.

Moraine Valley Community College is a comprehensive, full-service community college with an open door admission policy for high school graduates or others qualified to enter. Admission is available to individuals 18 years or older who are high school graduates or GED recipients and capable of benefiting from college-level instruction; in order to participate in the clinical experience and to be licensed as an EMT the EMS student must be at least 18 years old.

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.

Emergency Medical Services Certificate/Paramedic Training

Upon successful completion of EMS-101 and successfully passing of either the Illinois State EMT written exam or the EMT National Registry exam, students may apply to the paramedic program of their choice. Moraine Valley Community College has articulated a Cooperative Agreement with the Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center Paramedic Program. For more information on the Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center Paramedic Program, please contact Linda Abrahamsom at (708) 684-5957 or linda.abrahamson@advocatehealth.com. You may also obtain an application and information related to Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center’s Paramedic Program from the Center for Pre-Hospital Care at (708) 684-3778.

Students applying for admission to Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center Paramedic Program must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a written recommendation for admission to the program from an employer, former teacher, etc.

  • Secure an ALS ambulance affiliation in order to meet the ambulance riding requirement of the courses.

  • Possess valid/current EMT or Advanced EMT license.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older. A physical examination including drug screen, is also required.

  • Take a written and practical entrance exam (minimum score 80 percent).

  • Successfully complete a skills practical exam.

  • New students must apply to Moraine Valley Community College.

Six months of ambulance experience as EMT or Advanced EMT is preferred.

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