Pontiac, IL,
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EMT to Paramedic Course Now Offered

Students get hands-on help to jumpstart their careers

A new course is now available in Pontiac that will help EMTs on their parametic career tracks.


The OSF Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center Paramedic Program in Pontiac, IL is announcing open registration for its upcoming EMT to Paramedic Course.

This course will include formal classroom instruction, paired with a variety of clinical rotations at OSF Saint James Medical Center in Pontiac, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Students will then take part in a comprehensive field internship within the OSF Saint James EMS system.

The year-long EMT to Paramedic Course will run from May of 2017 – May of 2018. The eight hour class meets every Wednesday. Some Saturday lab work will also be required.

Registration is $4,600 for current providers within the OSF Saint James EMS System, and $5,300 for the general public. This includes all books, a class shirt, scrubs, ID Badge, background check and additional required training. There are payment options available.

There is a mandatory orientation meeting March 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM at OSF Saint James Medical Center (2500 W Reynolds St, Pontiac, IL). This meeting will cover program admittance guidelines, payment options, the course schedule and the program’s internship expectations.

The EMT to Paramedic Course will follow all EMS National Education Standards, National EMS Scope of Practice Model and will comply with IDPH rules and regulations.

To learn more or to register for the EMT to Paramedic Course at OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, please call Andrew Larsen at 815-842-4938 or email Andrew.R.Larsen@osfhealthcare.org.