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Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate

Certificate Code 5639

Application for Admission

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Marcella Miner, 309-796-5361, minerm@bhc.edu
First Stop Center, 309-796-5100
East Campus
Wendy Smith, 309-854-1713, smithw@bhc.edu


Emergency Medical Services education is offered through the Allied Health department in cooperation with the Emergency Medical System of Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus.

This education prepares individuals for entry-level positions as emergency medical technicians (EMS 100 & 102) and paramedics. The program prepares individuals to provide basic and advanced life support in out-of-the-hospital settings to critically ill and injured persons.

To prepare individuals to function in the pre-hospital role, a combination of educational methods will be used including theory instruction, demonstration and practice of life-saving skills for simulated and real emergency situations. Instruction is provided by physicians specializing in emergency medicine, registered nurses, and paramedics with advanced education in medical and trauma management.

Students must successfully document and meet all health and background checks required by academic programs and/or clinical sites prior to admission to program and/or courses. A physical examination and immunizations are required prior to beginning clinical practice/field time.

To seek EMT-Basic licensure prior to employment the student must successfully complete the EMT-Basic courses (EMS 100 & EMS 102) and sit for either the EMT-Basic Illinois Department of Public Health State examination or the National Registry Examination.

To seek Paramedic licensure prior to employment the student must successfully complete the Paramedic Certificate Program and sit for either the Paramedic Illinois Department of Public Health State examination or the National Registry Examination.

Job opportunities include hospitals, private ambulance services, municipal fire, police or rescue squad departments. Volunteer services generally require EMT licensure.

Note: EMS students who seek to enroll in paramedic level courses and completed their EMT-Basic coursework at an outside institution will need to:

  1. Provide an official transcript documenting the EMT-Basic classes. Note- If an official transcript is not available; a letter signed by an authorized representative, documenting the content of coursework and the dates the student attended is required.
  2. The student must provide a copy of a current Illinois state EMT-Basic license or NREMT Basic certification with eligibility to obtain an IL license.

Transcripts should be sent directly to the Enrollment Services Office from the institution granting the credit. The student can submit a copy of the state licensure card directly to Enrollment Services, or to the EMS Program Director. Black Hawk College will grant college transfer credit for EMS 100 and EMS 102 once the transcript and license have been received.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate
Certificate Code 5639
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester (Fall, Spring or Summer)
EMS 100 — Emergency Medical Technician Basic (8)
EMS 102 — Emergency Medical Technician Basic Clinical (1)

Second Semester
EMS 110 — Paramedic Theory I (7)
EMS 112 — Paramedic Theory II (8)
EMS 114 — Paramedic Clinical I (3)

Third Semester Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
EMS 210 — Paramedic Theory III (7)
EMS 212 — Paramedic Theory IV (7)
EMS 214 — Paramedic Clinical II (4)

Fourth Semester Suggested Courses/Summer (Credit Hours)
EMS 216 — Paramedic Clinical III (5)

Minimum total hours required for certificate (50)

Courses for this program include: »

EMS 100 Emergency Medical Technician Basic
8 cr. hrs.;
6 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: At least 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED, current CPR card (healthcare provider level).
Prepares individuals to provide basic emergency care at the scene of an accident or illness and to stabilize and transport the victim to a facility providing thorough emergency medical services. The course will include the treatment of common medical emergencies and injuries as well as the roles and responsibilities of emergency medical completion of the course, the student will be eligible to take the state EMT-B test or the National Registry.

EMS 102 EMT – Basic Clinical
1 cr. hr.;
0 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EMS 100.
The student in this course will have field experiences under the direction of experienced preceptors. The student is required to complete a minimum number of hours of experience. This includes twenty-four hours in the Emergency Department and twenty-four hours of ride time in an ambulance. This course is designed to augment each phase of the didactic material presented in EMT-Basic (EMS 100).

EMS 110 Paramedic Theory I
7 cr. hrs.;
6 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMS 100 & 102 or equivalent. Current Illinois EMT Basic License or hold NREMT-Basic certification with eligibility for Illinois EMT Basic License. Current CPR card (Healthcare Provider). Concurrent enrollment in EMS 114.
Prepare individuals to complete preparation for paramedic certification. This eight-week course includes the roles and responsibilities of the paramedic, bloodborne pathogens, documentation & communication in EMS, medical records & HIPPA policies, Medical/Legal/Ethical considerations, anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, muscular system, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, techniques for administration of medications and fluid resuscitation and an in-depth look at assessment and interventions for respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. Cardiac electrophysiology and EKG interpretation are also included.

EMS 112 Paramedic Theory II
8 cr. hrs.;
7 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMS 110 “C” or better and a current CPR card (Healthcare Provider). Concurrent enrollment in EMS 114.
Prepare individuals to complete preparation for paramedic certification. This eight-week course includes a variety of medical and surgical emergencies as well as emergency conditions related to the cardiac, respiratory, neurological, skeletal and integumentary systems. Advance Cardiac Life Support Certification will be included. Traumatic injuries including assessments, interventions and certification in International Trauma Life Support will be provided.

EMS 114 Paramedic Clinical I
3 cr. hr.;
0 lecture hours; 9 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EMS 110 and 112.
The student in this course will have field and clinical experiences under the direction of experienced qualified preceptors. The student is required to complete a minimum number of hours in assigned environments. This includes fifty-two hours in the Emergency Department, sixteen hours in a critical care/intensive care unit, four hours with cardiopulmonary/respiratory therapy staff, and twelve hours in the operating room/surgery, two hours in the Cardiac Cath lab, two hours at the Burn/wound Center and 50 hours of field (ambulance) experience. This course is designed to augment each phase of the didactic material presentd in EMS 110: Paramedic Theory I and EMS 112: Paramedic Theory II.

EMS 210 Paramedic Theory III
7 cr. hrs.;
6 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMS 110 and EMS 112 “C” or better, EMS 114 with a pass grade, and a current CPR card (Healthcare Provider). Must be concurrently enrollment in EMS 212 & 214.
Prepare individuals to complete preparation for paramedic certification. This eight-week course includes a variety of medical emergencies related to shock & resuscitation, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, hematology & blood disorders, endocrine disorders & management, immunology/ anaphylaxis assessment & management, gastrointestinal disorders, genitourinary disorders, toxicology/poisoning, infectious diseases, psychiatric/behavioral emergencies, drug and alcohol abuse, obstetrics, and newborn care.

EMS 212 Paramedic Theory IV
7 cr. hrs.;
6 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMS 210 “C” or better and concurrent enrollment in EMS 214.
Prepares individuals to complete preparation for paramedic certification. This eight-week course includes a variety of emergencies responses and management related to neonatal resuscitation, the care of the pediatric patient, certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, adult lifespan development, care of the geriatric patient, sensory impairments, home care, domestic violence, abuse and assault of children and adults, care of patients with special challenges, EMS research, cultural care, hazmat awareness, workforce safety and wellness, stress management, multiple casualty incident, rescue triage, incident management, terrorism and disasters, and summative evaluations.

EMS 214 Paramedic Clinical II
4 cr. hrs.;
0 lecture hours; 12 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in EMS 210 and EMS 212.
The student in this course will have field and in-hospital experiences under the direction of experienced preceptors. The student is required to complete a minimum number of hours of experience. This includes 52 hours in the Emergency Department, 16 hours in a critical care/ intensive care unit, 4 hours with cardiopulmonary/ respiratory therapy staff, 12 hours in the operating room/surgery, 16 hours in Obstetrics and Neonatal units, 16 hours in the pediatric units, 16 hours in the psychiatric units, and 2 hours in the dialysis center and 50 field hours. This course is designed to augment each phase of the didactic material presented in EMS 110, 112, 210, & 212. This course is also designed to act as a continuum of clinical/field experience from EMS 114.

EMS 216 Paramedic Clinical III
5 cr. hrs.;
0 lecture hours; 15 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: EMS 210 and EMS 212 “C” or better and EMS 214 with a pass grade.
The student in this course will have advanced field level experiences under the direction of qualified, experienced preceptors. During this course the student will continue field hours until a minimum of 300 hours has been reached within the program with an ambulance service under the direction of assigned preceptors. This course is competency based, and may result in the extension of clock hours to meet all clinical/field competencies & objectives.


Gainful Employment

Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate

Last updated 8/5/2014