Paramedic · AEMT · EMT · EMR
Key Program Features
The sirens sound … paramedics or emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are on their way to the scene of an accident or to assist someone stricken by a sudden illness. A person’s life depends on the emergency medical personnel’s quick response, decision-making ability and precise medical care delivered under extreme pressure. LLCC Emergency Medical Services prepares students to provide prehospital emergency medical care. Students train in LLCC’s state-of-the-art indoor ambulance simulator to master handling real-world situations. EMT, advanced EMT (AEMT) and paramedic courses have a clinical portion. Clinical time is done in and out of the hospital.
The demand for emergency medical personnel is high due to accidents, illnesses, natural disasters and other emergencies. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to increase 24 percent from 2014 to 2024. EMTs and paramedics had an annual median salary of $32,670 in May 2016.
Degree and Certificate Programs
LLCC offers the following programs in emergency medical services. Read about the courses required for each program:
- Emergency Medical Services • Associate in Applied Science – time to completion: 2 years
- Paramedic • Certificate of Achievement – time to completion: 11 months
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician • Certificate of Completion – time to completion: 24 weeks
- Emergency Medical Technician • Certificate of Completion – time to completion: 16 weeks
- Emergency Medical Responder • Certificate of Completion – time to completion: 16 weeks
EMTs and paramedics must be licensed. After successful completion of the EMT or paramedic program, students sit for a licensing exam via a state or national agency (some states may also require EMRs to be licensed). Fees vary by test.
Investment in Your Future
Courses for emergency medical services programs have a standard tuition rate. For the 2017-2018 academic year, these courses have an in-district rate of $121 per credit hour. Fees are $11 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Some programs, including Paramedic • Certificate of Achievement, fall under regulations for “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation.” LLCC provides this program’s gainful employment information in compliance with the “Program Integrity” and “Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation” regulations as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (34 CFR 668.8).