Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)


Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the first level of EMT training. EMTs are well-versed in basic emergency care skills with the ability to assess a patient's condition and take actions to treat and stabilize the patient so he or she can be transported to a hospital.

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Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) with basic training represent the first level of responders. EMTs are well-versed in basic emergency care skills with the ability to assess a patient’s condition and take actions to treat and stabilize the patient so they can be transported to a hospital. 

A Quality Education

Graduates will earn an EMT Certificate and be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency medical Technicians certification exam.

Get Involved

Network with your peers in the ICC EMS Club. Learn in the field through internships at Peoria hospitals, local ambulance services, and fire departments.

Career Opportunities

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Firefighter/EMT, Hospital Patient Care Technician (PCT)


6 Months

if Full Time

1 Semester
8 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

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+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

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24 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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How Do I Get Into the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program?

When someone calls 911 and reports a medical emergency, a dispatcher sends help to the people in need. Those first responders are usually Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how you can get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Submit health science application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework in English, math, biology, and communications is beneficial.
  6. Applicants to the program will be required to undergo a drug screen and a fingerprint criminal background check. A physical exam and immunizations will be required following program acceptance.

What Can I Expect As an Emergency Medical Technician Student?

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