Emergency Medical Services

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Degree Options

Program Information

Kishwaukee College, in coordination with Kishwaukee Community Hospital, offers both degree and certificate options for EMS Training. Forms are required to be filled out before being accepted into the program.

Individuals and returning past paramedic students applying to the paramedic program who are with an agency in the Kish Health EMS System will get preference over all other applicants. Applicants outside the Kish Health EMS System will be considered for acceptance if spots are available.

Occupational Information

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are found in many careers across the nation. EMTs are multi-skilled emergency care providers, dedicated to patient care management in emergency situations. EMT training can help prepare you to work in:

  • Ambulance Service
  • Emergency Room Departments
  • Urgent Care Facilities
  • Fire Departments
  • Law Enforcement


The Kishwaukee College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992


EMT Paramedic Certificate Info

Contact Information

Carolyn Acosta, EMT-B
EMS Administrative Assistant
Phone: 815-756-1521, ext. 153614
Email: acosta@kishhealth.org

Steven Ernest
Program Director
Phone: 815-756-1521, ext. 153619
Email: steve.ernest@kishwaukeecollege.edu

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