MT. VERNON, Ill. (June 4, 2014) – Get your blood pumping by starting Rend Lake College’s Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic certificate program this summer.
Classes begin Tuesday, June 10 in the EMS Training Center at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. Students will meet from 5 – 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
In the EMS Training Center, students will interact with a mock ambulance in addition to lecture and clinical experiences to get the real-world feel of being a paramedic. The certificate program consists of four classes in the classroom, laboratory, local hospital, and field settings. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic licensure examination.
Prospective students must be licensed as an EMT-Basic through the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety. The EMT-Basic course, Emergency Medical Care I, will be offered this fall.