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

EMT Paramedic Certificate Info

Contact Information

Carolyn Acosta, EMT-B
EMS Administrative Assistant
815-756-1521, ext. 153614

Steven Ernest
Program Director
815-756-1521, ext. 153619

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