Paramedic Certificate

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

The 38 credit-hour certificate program is to be offered in two semesters starting in the fall semester and concluding the following spring semester. The program is designed to expand the entry-level knowledge and skills initially acquired through Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), or Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) education. Paramedic education includes classroom and lab instruction, plus hospital-based and field-based clinical experiences under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor. The Paramedic program exposes the students to a wide variety of patients, including observation and/or direct patient care in one of the EMS System hospitals and on ALS vehicles. Instructional content and design is based on the National EMS Education Standards (NHTSA, 2009) and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS and Highway Safety. Paramedics must complete the certificate program to be eligible for licensure, but are encouraged to complete the full AAS degree. The Paramedic program course work, including academic and clinical components, is administered through the EMS Department at Northwest Community Healthcare. Hospital internships are completed at area-wide hospitals while the field internship is completed with a System affiliated Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider agency with which the student is employed or has a participation agreement. After completion of the program, candidates are eligible to take a Paramedic licensure exam. Admission Requirements: Paramedic is a limited enrollment program. For admission requirements please contact the Admissions Outreach Office at 847.925.6700 or visit harpercollege.edu Students who apply for this limited enrollment program are obligated to meet current admission requirements and follow program curriculum as defined at the time of acceptance to the program.

Established in 1998

CIP: 51-0904 Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).

Training Program Type

Vocational

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

800 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • Industry Standard: Accredited by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dibision of EMS and Highway Safety

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

32 Weeks ( 1007.00 Hours / 38.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$5,282.00
Books$5,808.00
Fees$1,297.00
Tests$300.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$925.00
Total Cost$13,612.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 when approved to pursue program at Harper. Students must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee when prompted or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Subko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupatio is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • Drug/Alcohol Screening
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • Math - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Reading - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Prerequisites - Criminal background check
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing academic advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Internships
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Labs
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes
  • Other(Specify)

Performance Data

Program: Paramedic Certificate

Overview

Approved By LWIA: 7
Last Re-Certification Date: 3/13/2019
Next Re-Certification Date: 3/27/2021

Program Description

The 38 credit-hour certificate program is to be offered in two semesters starting in the fall semester and concluding the following spring semester. The program is designed to expand the entry-level knowledge and skills initially acquired through Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), or Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I) education. Paramedic education includes classroom and lab instruction, plus hospital-based and field-based clinical experiences under the direct supervision of an approved preceptor. The Paramedic program exposes the students to a wide variety of patients, including observation and/or direct patient care in one of the EMS System hospitals and on ALS vehicles. Instructional content and design is based on the National EMS Education Standards (NHTSA, 2009) and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS and Highway Safety. Paramedics must complete the certificate program to be eligible for licensure, but are encouraged to complete the full AAS degree. The Paramedic program course work, including academic and clinical components, is administered through the EMS Department at Northwest Community Healthcare. Hospital internships are completed at area-wide hospitals while the field internship is completed with a System affiliated Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider agency with which the student is employed or has a participation agreement. After completion of the program, candidates are eligible to take a Paramedic licensure exam. Admission Requirements: Paramedic is a limited enrollment program. For admission requirements please contact the Admissions Outreach Office at 847.925.6700 or visit harpercollege.edu Students who apply for this limited enrollment program are obligated to meet current admission requirements and follow program curriculum as defined at the time of acceptance to the program.

Established in 1998

CIP: 51-0904 Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).

Provider Information

Program Contact Info

800 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Associated Job Families and Occupations

Certifying / Licensing / Registering Body

Harper College

Quality Assurance

  • Industry Standard: Accredited by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Dibision of EMS and Highway Safety

Education Information

Industry Recognized Certification

32 Weeks ( 1007.00 Hours / 38.00 Credit Hours )

Tuition$5,282.00
Books$5,808.00
Fees$1,297.00
Tests$300.00
Other Expenses(Materials, Supplies, Tools, Uniforms, etc)$925.00
Total Cost$13,612.00

Financial Aid

  • All financial aid depends on the eligibility of the individual

Application Procedure

Must contact Diane Carter-Zubko at 847-758-2372 when approved to pursue program at Harper. Students must apply to Harper College www.harpercollege.edu. Pay $25 application fee when prompted or obtain fee waiver code from Diane Carter-Subko at 847-758-2372. Student will be directed to appropriate Harper College Academic Advisor for an educational plan. The maximum tuition and fees amount approved for this occupatio is $8,000.

Entry Requirements:

  • Drug/Alcohol Screening
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Physical Exam
  • Math - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Reading - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Language - Instruction is in English
  • Writing - Per College Placement Test Cut-off Scores
  • Prerequisites - Criminal background check
  • Other - All credit-seeking WIOA clients must have initial & ongoing academic advising

Nondiscrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Disability Provisions Compliance Assurance

  • EEO Compliant: Yes
  • Disability Accomodation: Yes

Program Offerings

  • Part-Time Enrollment
  • Internships
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Labs
  • Night Classes
  • Day Classes
  • Other(Specify)