Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Paramedic-EMT Courses

Enhance! Your Skills. Your Career. Your Life.

Paramedics in action

Emergency Training

 view all courses in our Current Schedule (click tab on left)


Exciting Opportunities to explore in Health Care. NEW Paramedic Program and Emergency Medical Technician Training!



EMT Training -- Emergency Medical Technician
(9 Credits) This course is designed to train police, fire, first responder and rescue personnel and persons interested in the techniques of basic emergency medical care. The curriculum is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the U .S. Department of Transportation, will prepare students for the Illinois State and/or National Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Certification examination. Students will be required to actively participate as both rescuers and victims in skills practice during psycho motor labs. Students will also be required to pass written and practical skills examinations and participate in ambulance/ hospital clinical experiences to become eligible to sit for the National Registry of the Emergency Medical Technicians examination. PREREQUISITES: 18 years of age, 20/20 vision with correction, hear normally with correction, sound physique, not possessing any infirmity of body or mind, which might render you unfit to perform duties. Bring to first class: copy of birth certificate, driver’s license or state ID card and high school diploma or GED. Purchase text at Rock Valley College Bookstore before the first class. Note early start date. 
HLT 038 RFD     Debbie Niedermeier, EMT             $860
1/6-5/8               MTh  6:00-10:00 pm                 17 Sessions
ROCKFORD HEALTH SYSTEMS   2623 Edgemont St., EMS Bldg.

Paramedic Program
If you are an EMT and want to become a paramedic, now is the time to start! The Paramedic Program will begin in January, 2013 and will be held at Rock Valley College, Stenstrom Center for Career Education. Paramedics work with ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, clinics, and blood banks. The need for emergency medical response by trained ambulance personnel has seen a persistent growth over the last five years. Hospitals, private ambulance services and local career and volunteer fire departments are increasing their services to meet the emergency response needs of the community. Paramedics provide advanced life support pre-hospital care to patients on an emergency scene and during transport to a medical facility. Paramedics are trained in cardiology, Pharmacology, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and the use of associated equipment used to support advanced life support operations. Students who successfully complete this 2-year program will be prepared to challenge the National Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Exam (NEMTP). Upon successful completion, the examination graduates will be nationally certified to perform Advanced Life Support(ALS) measures under the directions of an emergency medical director. For more information call (815) 921-3900. 

FRE 080 RV            Rockford Health Systems              $1,125/per session
1/6-4/25               MWTh  6-10 pm                                                   

   Evenings and some weekends
* Clinical times arranged with instructor

The Paramedic Certificate will be offered in 4 semesters. 
Each semester will consist of classroom and * clinical experience. 

Session I      January 2014
Session II    June 2014                        100% Placement Rate
Session III   September 2014
Session IV    January 2015