The Emergency Medical Technician Program trains men and women for positions as emergency medical technicians-paramedics in various settings including ambulance services, fire departments, and volunteer emergency care services. Students wishing to be considered for admission to the Paramedic Program must contact one of the approved agencies affiliated with South Cook County EMS Systems at Ingalls Memorial Hospital for additional information and referral.
This certificate prepares students for the EMT-B State Licensure Test. The extensive curriculum includes medical aspects, legal terminology, pharmacology, childbirth, and life saving techniques, such as CPR. The EMT candidate will participate in hands-on training in clinical and practical applications in hospital settings and field time, such as auto extrications. Testing is done periodically in the classroom, as well as practical settings.
The EMT program has a selective admissions process. Specific eligibility criteria are used to evaluate each applicant to admit those students with highest likelihood of success. Admissions to the program will be determined by the following criteria:
Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the program.
Students will be notified of status by mail after November 1st for Fall and June 1st for Spring. The SSC EMT program does not wait list applicants from one year to the next; therefore, applicants who are not selected must reapply for successive years.
To learn more about the Emergency Medical Technician Program at South Suburban College, download this brochure:
For questions regarding the Emergency Medical Technician Program, contact the Health Professions Office at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2204 or visit Room 4457 - Main Campus. To make an appointment with the Health Professions Career Advisor, Kathryn Melin-Eberhardt, please contact the Counseling Department at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2306.