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Paramedic Program

Sauk Valley Community College is excited to add a Paramedic program to offerings in 2024. This program is designed for individuals interested in career opportunities with ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, and rescue departments. Paramedic students learn to manage seriously ill and critically injured patients in the out-of-hospital setting.

The program schedule will consist of approximately 35-week didactic portions (to include: classroom, skill lab, and simulation lab). Students will be given ample lead time on additional scheduled sessions for breakout sessions and skills validation. Clinical I and Field I hours may be completed during the didactic portion on the non-scheduled classroom/lab days. Once the core content of the program is complete the student will participate in the Clinical II and Field II portion of the course.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic (NREMT-P) exam. The course length will vary from student to student lasting approximately 12 months.

Program Goals

To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, (with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, and/or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and/or First Responder levels)

Graduate paramedic students that are prepared to successfully pass the NREMT-P Exam.

Paramedic Program Information Session

Are you thinking about pursuing a new career as a Paramedic? Do you have questions about the career and/or training program? If so, register for an upcoming information session. Meet the instructors and get your questions answered before you enroll. Program registration can be completed at the session as well. Family members of prospective students are welcome to attend. Tentative class start date is August 2024.

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