Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B), Certificate

Curriculum code: C29A

Program Overview

This certificate course prepares individuals to take the state examination required for an entry-level position as an EMT-Basic (EMT-B). The EMT-B course serves as the foundation for continued studies as an Emergency Medical Technician, (see certificate programs on this and the following page) and as a Paramedic (seeAssociate in Applied Science degree options). The student may make written application to the Office of Admissions and Registration to receive written verification of completion of the certificate program.

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

Before enrollment, the student must have appropriate assessment score; and have an official GED or high school transcript showing graduation on file at KCC. High school seniors should consult their high school advisor for registration requirements. To sit for the IDPH EMT-B exam, the student must be at least 18 years of age.

Each student in this program must have a (physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen), and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child & infant or AED).

Program Eligibility

Program eligibility/application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.

Program Requirements

Major Course

PMED 1017Emergency Medical Technician--Basic

7 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 7

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 7
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$1,029.00
Course Fees
PMED 1017 EMT-B 50.00
50.00
Books*
PMED 1017 EMT-B 275.80
275.80
Supplies
Uniforms 180.00
Stethoscope & Blood pressure cuff** 84.15
264.15
264.15
Additional Program Costs
Background Check and Drug Screening 68.00
Physical Examination/Tests/Etc. 385.00
$453.00
453.00
TOTAL $2,071.95
* May change per instructor or EMS system requirements.
** Available at the KCC Hammes Bookstore and other area retailers.
All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.

Total Credit Hours: 7