Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 100  
Emergency Medical Technician - First Responder Training  

This course developed by the United States National Highway and Traffic Administration (NHTSA), provides training in basic emergency care treatment for the first person at an emergency scene. The Frist Responder/Emergency Medical Responder is able to function within the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system and is a vital link in the chain of the health care team helping to deliver out hospital emergency medical care. This curriculum emphasizes skills necessary for an individual to provide emergency medical care with a limited amount of equipment. Students will develop basic skills in patient assessment and emergency medical care procedures.

Placement examination or successful completion of English 96  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 101  
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic  

This course is developed in accordance with the United States National EMS Education Standards and the NHTSA National EMS Scope of Practice Model for EMT instruction. It focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to recognize the nature or extent of a patient’s condition and to administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize the patient’s condition, lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury and transport them safely to the proper medical facility. It is designed for individuals seeking to further their career in emergency medicine. Students frequently continue their education and go on to become paramedics, nurses and physicians. After successful completion, students may sit for the EMT Licensing Examination. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are a part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 or successful completion of EMT 100 with a C or better.  
6 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours. 8 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 221  
Essentials of Paramedic Medicine I  

This course introduces the student to the roles of the paramedic. The content focuses on the introduction, assessment, management and stabilization of various patient conditions. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation Guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Admission into the EMT-P Paramedic Program and concurrent enrollment in EMS-222.  
9 Lecture Hours. 9 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 222  
Paramedic Medicine Practicum I  

This course provides the student the opportunity to focus on the integration of the principles learned in EMT 221 and apply this knowledge into practical application. Includes: direct patient care; patient simulation, clinical rotations and ambulance ride time with the Chicago Fire Department. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation Guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Concurrent enrollment in EMT 221  
2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 5.5 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 223  
Essentials of Paramedic Medicine II  

This course provides continued instruction which was introduced in EMT 221. The content focuses on the assessment, management and stabilization of various patient conditions. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation Guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Successful completion of EMT-221 and EMT-222. Concurrent enrollment in EMT-224  
9 Lecture Hours. 9 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 224  
Paramedic Medicine Practicum II  

This course provides the student the opportunity to focus on the integration of the principles learned in EMT 221, 222 and apply this knowledge in practical application. This course includes direct patient care; patient simulation, clinical rotations and ambulance ride time. This course follows the United States Department of Transportation guidelines for Paramedic Training. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Successful completion of EMT-221 and EMT-222. Concurrent enrollment in EMT-223  
2 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 7 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 227  
Paramedic Medicine Field Internship  

EMS 227 is the capstone course in the EMT-P program offering supervised ride time with an approved preceptor on an ALS Chicago Fire Department Ambulance. This class provides the opportunity for each student to integrate knowledge, clinical practice, critical thinking/judgment and the ability to serve as a team leader in a variety of pre-hospital emergency situations throughout the city of Chicago. In conjunction with this direct patient care opportunity, students will participate in weekly seminars, which is a group learning opportunity designed to integrate their pre-hospital field learning experiences with critical medical content previously mastered in EMT-P 221, 222, 223 and 224. Written assignments (including Run Reviews and Patient Care Reports), as well as documentation of practiced clinical skills in the pre-hospital environment are required.

Successful completion of the core curriculum (EMT 221, 222, 223 and 224). Re-entry students are considered on an individual basis consistent with the Region XI re-entry policy.  
3 Lecture Hours. 6 Lab Hours. 6 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX