Paramedic (EMT) Non-Credit Certificate Program

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Paramedic Education Program

In conjunction with SIU Paramedic Academy

The paramedicine certificate program, offered through a cooperative affiliation agreement between Southern Illinois University and Amita St. Mary’s Hospital, is designed to prepare professionals to provide advanced emergency medical care and transportation to critically ill and injured patients. A paramedic requires greater levels of knowledge and expertise compared to an emergency medical technician basic, the general prerequisite to enter the paramedicine certificate program.

Cost: $7,200.00

Participants can pay the fees in full or in two installments ($3,600 each).  

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or Call Jackie at 618/453-5672 to hold your spot then complete the registration form and return to:

Conference and Scheduling Services
Student Center - Mail Code 6705
Southern Illinois University
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

About the Program

Students enrolled in the program will complete coursework created to anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and respiratory, cardiac and electrocardiogram, neonatal/neurologic, hematology/skeletal, airway management, and extrication, as well as ambulance, emergency room, and clinical practicums.

The program is designed to produce certain student learning outcomes including, but not limited to, fostering a greater awareness of the basic operations of paramedicine, strengthening technical and communication skills, creating a proficiency in pharmacology mathematical skills, developing an ability to evaluate clinical information, and promoting behaviors consistent with ethical and clinical competencies.

Given the classroom and hands-on nature of the curriculum, program graduates will be prepared to sit for licensure exams offered by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health or National Registry Paramedic Certification. Courses will be offered in both seated and online/hybrid formats.

Program Information:

Please call 815.937.2495 or email

Classes meet 5PM - 9PM

  • Online on Monday/Wednesday
  • In-person on Tuesday/Thursday

Location:  AMITA Health St. Mary's Hospital Kankakee and online



The next course starts Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Mandatory orientation day is January 8, 2022, 8AM - 4PM.

EMT Registration Form

  • Register by phone with a credit card by calling Conference and Scheduling Services at 618/536-7751.
  • EmailJackie Welch if you need to discuss payment or call her direct at 618/453-5672.