About Our Oakton Community College EMT Program

 The Oakton Community College Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program is a one semester course of study based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards (2016) and the NHTSA National EMS Scope of Practice Model (2016) for EMT Instruction. Additionally, Oakton is currently updated and following the National EMS Scope of Practice Advance Curriculum with updated drugs/procedures (2016). 

Upon successful completion of the course of studies, Oakton EMT candidates are eligible to challenge either Illinois Department of Public Health examination (IDPH) or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination. An Illinois Department of Public Health license as an Emergency Medical Technician allows the individual to become a licensed provider in the state of Illinois. A National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician license allows the individual whom wishes to apply to any state in the nation for the state level EMT license.

 The EMT Program has incorporated into each 168-hour course are 12 hours of ambulance ride time and 12 hours of clinical rotation in hospital emergency departments.

 The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. EMTs function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. 

This program focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities that will allow each student to properly assess and treat a variety of medical emergencies as EMTs in the prehospital setting. It is designed for individuals seeking to become healthcare providers and presents a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue advanced training at the Paramedic level.

 Cardiac arrest, respiratory emergencies, shock and bleeding, trauma, emergency childbirth, fracture splinting, wound care and diabetic emergencies are some of the many situations that the Oakton EMT student will learn to respond to. Additional focus topics will include scene and personal safety issues, ambulance operations, lifting and moving techniques, basic pharmacology, and street survival for the prehospital care provider. 

The EMT course requires that students be dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic about learning. They should be open to performing hands-on skills and working as a team. As prehospital healthcare providers, Oakton EMT students are educated and expected to perform their duties in a prompt and professional manner that will make them leaders in the Emergency Medical Services profession.  

Oakton Community College EMT Program

Approx. $1186 + Books and Fees associated with course

Oakton's EMT class (FIR 220) is a one semester course based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's National EMS Education Standards and the NHTSA National EMS Scope of Practice Model for EMT.

AHA Healthcare Provider CPR training

Student will become certified in American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR/AED training for Healthcare Provider. 

Included with EMT course price.

Extrication & Triage Training

Students will learn about automobile extrication and mass causality events requiring triage (prioritizing of medical/trauma) of patients in a high fidelity and psychodrama environment setting.  Included with EMT course price

Health Immunization

Students will be required to receive health immunization clearance and build immunity status of healthcare workers:  Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (measles), mumps and varicella (chickenpox) , Hepatitis B,  Tuberculous  (TB), and receive seasonal flu shot.

Clinical Internship Hospital / Ambulance

Students will experience a 6 hour clinical emergency room at St. Francis Emergency Room located in Evanston, IL. and a 6 hour clinical at Skokie Hospital Emergency Room located at Skokie, IL. Students will be paired with registered nurses and emergency room technicians to experience patient care.

Students are required to complete a 12 hour clinical internship at a private ambulance company or municipal fire department (if available). Students will be paired with EMT/Parmedic Mentors experiencing actual patient care and transport.

High Fidelity Simulation & Equipment

SimMan 3G

An emergency patient simulator that can help improve critical time management, decision making, communication and handovers between departments.

  Delivering high quality simulation experiences requires training to take place at the right time and place, and requires the most appropriate equipment. In order to meet new challenges and facilitate the growing demand for in situ and multidisciplinary training, the need for flexible training solutions are critical. 

Sim Baby

SimBaby is a tetherless simulator designed to help healthcare providers effectively recognize and respond to critically ill pediatric patients. The SimBaby simulator represents a 9-month-old pediatric patient and provides a highly realistic manikin that meets specific learning objectives focusing on initial assessment and treatment. 

Resusci Anne QCPR


Oakton has 2 Resusci Anne QCPR Products

Since 1960, Resusci Anne has been the preferred CPR training manikin of healthcare professionals and trained more than of 400 million people in critical life saving skills.

An estimated 1 million lives have been saved.

 QCPR Technology is utilized to enable both instructors and trainees to more effectively monitor and review CPR performance, increasing the efficiency and value of training time. This enables you to:

  • More effectively facilitate training for individuals and high-performance teams
  • Train in the environment of your choice
  • Assess performance results of multiple individuals in real-time
  • Provide a team debrief while also focusing on individual performances
  • Provide a team debrief while also focusing on individual performances

EMS Bags & AED Simulators

We have 8 fully stocked EMS Bags, of which contain all necessary equipment for EMTs following the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Technician course. 

As well have 13 Automated External Defibrillator Simulators for our EMT students to respond to practical simulations in mock scenarios.

Backboards / KEDs / Trauma Equipment

Have you ever wondered what it would be like backboarding or performing trauma life saving procedures? We offer plenty of equipment to get your hands comfortable with these medical tools.

Stretchers and Stair chairs

We have a variety of stretchers from old Fernos, to brand new Styker stretchers and stair chairs to be skilled as a Emergency Medical Technician.  We provide instruction on lifting and moving of critical patients in medical-trauma situations.