EMT – Emergency Medical Technician

This EMT-Basic course is a cooperative joint venture between OSF Saint James Medical Center and LACC and will be taught in accordance with the 1994 EMT-Basic National Standard Curriculum, and includes a minimum of 120 hours core didactic (classroom) hours and 20 ED non-classroom clinical hours.

Classes will be comprised of lectures, demonstrations, and practical given by the instructors approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Emergency Medical Services System.

At successful completion of the course, the students will have the opportunity to challenge the State of Illinois written exam and be licensed as an EMT-Basic.

Certification Opportunities

  • EMT State License
  • CPR/First Aid

Teacher Certification

Jake Campbell

A.A. John Wood Community College

  • Instructor II
  • Fire Officer I
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Rescue Technician
  • Fire Inspector II
  • Fire Investigation
  • IDPH EMT Lead Instructor
  • EMT Intermediate
  • CPR Instructor


  • SkillsUSA First Aid/CPR

Enrichment Opportunities

  • Clinical at OSF St. James Hospital
  • Lab experiences at Pontiac Fire Department
  • Utilization of OSF training ambulance
Rick Higgins

  • EMT-Basic
  • Firefighter II
  • Firefighter III
  • Technical Rescue Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Terrorism: Basic Concepts
  • National Weather Service Tornado Spotter
  • Bomb Rescue: Phase I Emergency Response to Terrorism
  • Certified Scuba Diver