Emergency Medical Services

At a Glance

Paramedic • AEMT • EMT • EMR

EMS is an exciting, challenging career with unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement in the health care industry. EMS has immediate openings with flexible scheduling, competitive pay and potential for bonuses, training reimbursement, incentives, benefits and retirement pensions. LLCC 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 completed in and outside of hospital settings.

Read "Emergency Medical Services: Saving lives every day" in LLCC's FORWARD magazine!

Become a paramedic!

  • Expanded program capacity & core instruction team
  • Dedicated medical director
  • Remote attendance options; all sessions recorded
  • Monthly student progress meetings
  • New course sequence

Degrees & Certs

LLCC offers the following programs in emergency medical services. Read about the courses required for each program. Note that 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.


Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the May 2021 annual mean wage for paramedics was $46,910 and for emergency medical technicians was $32,820.



Emergency Medical Services classes have standard tuition rates. For the 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024), these classes have an in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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Paying for college

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Free training opportunity

The Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) program provides free training and supports for occupations within the health care field. Learn more about PATH, including support services, programs and eligibility.

Start/Info Session

Information sessions will be held on the following dates in Logan Hall on the LLCC-Springfield campus (signs will be posted with the room number).

  • July 24, 2024, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Sept. 25, 2024, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is not required. These sessions provide information and answer questions about the LLCC EMS program. Topics include:

  • EMS as a chosen career
  • Admission process
  • Curriculum content
  • Program policies and requirements
  • Clinical requirements
  • General practice and licensure information
  • General course advising

Explore available emergency medical services classes in LoggerCentral

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The Paramedic program of Lincoln Land Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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

Cohort year Exam pass rate Exam Retention Job placement
2018-2019 93.75% IL 59.25% 88%
2019-2020 80% NR 45.5% 100%
2020-2021 80% NR 83.3% 90%
2021-2022 91.7% NR 88.9% 100%
Overall average 86.36% N/A 69.2% 94.5%

Cohort years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were figured using the current CoAEMSP approved 10% formula. Cohort year 2018-2019 was based on the program's own formula.