Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B)

2 High School Credits
7 College Credits/Dual Enrollment Available


The EMT-B certificate program provides training in the emergency medical field. Students will learn to recognize the nature or extent of a patient’s condition, administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize their condition and prepare them for transport to the proper medical facility. The curriculum follows the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for EMT-B training. Students will receive in-class lecture and skills training including CPR training, as well as 20 hours of hands-on clinical experience. To be eligible for employment as an EMT-B, students must successfully complete the class and must take and pass either the State of Illinois EMT-B Test or the National Registry EMT-B Test to obtain their license.

Pre-requisites: The EMT-B course 2017/18, will be available to KEC Students who have completed either, Fire Fighting 1, Criminal Justice 1 or Health Occupations 1 with a KEC cumulative grade of 85% or higher through the first three quarters of the current year OR high school seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at the end of Quarter 2 of their junior year. All applicants then must also have a college-level reading score. This can be demonstrated by ACT/SAT scores, cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 after five high school semesters, WriterPlacer score of 5-8, or a Reading Comprehension score of 70 (scores of 62-69 may be considered by KEC administration). Students are responsible for the costs of the required Background Check, Drug Test, TB Skin Test and Flu Shot.