Paramedical Services (AAS.PS)
Associate Degree in Applied Science
The associate degree in Paramedical Services is a two-year intensive program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital and field clinical experiences. The student is awarded an associate in applied science degree upon successful competition of the program and will be eligible to take the Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic licensing examination or the National Registry of EMT's examination. Completion of the associate degree in Paramedical Services does not guarantee licensure. There are some conditions for which the Illinois Department of Public Health may refuse to issue a license.
This program is conducted in cooperation with Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of EMS and Highway Safety. Program graduates are prepared for career opportunities in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including but not limited to, urban and rural ambulance services and/or fire departments; industrial settings; clinical settings; and positions overseas.
Paramedical Services is a special admissions program. Students must complete a file with the EMS office, obtain their EMT-Basic license, and complete either BIO050 or BIO225 prior to acceptance into the Parmedical program.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.