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 classes start at Sauk Valley Community College on Wednesday, August 21. The tuition cost will be $3,500 for the year long program. Interested students can complete the application by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda Helms at 815.835.6212 or brenda.helms@svcc.edu.


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