Career & Technical Certificate

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Kaskaskia College's Paramedicine program prepares you for a career where you are part of a life-saving team. You will learn advanced techniques of emergency care, stabilization, and immobilization of victims of illness and injury. The techniques of emergency care include but are not limited to assessment, detailed physical examination, recognition and documentation of signs and symptoms of illness and injury, critical thinking and diagnosis intervention, and the evaluation of the interventions.

Through the performance of patient assessments and the provision of medical care, the paramedic's goal is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness and injury. Paramedics primarily provide care to emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting.

The Goal of the Paramedicine program is: To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

The Paramedicine program prepares students to pass the National Registry of EMTs Paramedic certification examination and practice as Registered Paramedics.

CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2020.

The 2020 success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Cognitive exam was 50%.

The 2020 positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as being employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing their education and/or serving in the military. Positive placement is measured at the completion of the program.

The 2020 retention rate was 75%.

No graduates during the 2021 reporting year.


Clinical Experience

During the program, in planned semesters, each student is prepared for career opportunities in the field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), including, but not limited to, urban and rural ambulance services and/or fire departments; hospital Emergency Room Services personnel; industrial emergency services personnel; clinical personnel; and positions overseas.

What You Can Do

  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Paramedic-First Responder

Program Details


Paramedicine Faculty

Stephen Durbin

Stephen Durbin

Paramedicine Program Coordinator
Travis Field

Travis Field

Nursing Simulation Lab Technician
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