Applications for Spring 2018 are no longer being accepted.
Students must apply and be formally accepted into the nationally accredited Paramedic program prior to enrolling in any EMS program courses.
Requirements to apply:
Program at a Glance
- Length of program: 15-month Certificate or 2-year Degree
- Program location: Anderson and Memorial Hospitals
- Program start time: Fall and Spring semesters
SWIC Paramedic instructors are experts in the field. Under their guidance and instruction, you work toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree. You will also prepare for the certification exam. Course topics include:
The Paramedic program generally accepts 20 students at Anderson Hospital in the spring.
The Paramedic program generally accepts 20 students at Memorial Hospital in the fall.
The Paramedic program consists of general education courses, EMS pre-fix courses, two FS courses (FS 280 and 160) and assigned clinical experiences. Specific locations depend on the course type.
General Education Courses
The required general education courses can be taken at the Belleville, Sam Wolf Granite City, Red Bud campuses or online.
The Paramedic program courses are offered at Anderson Hospital in Maryville in the spring and Memorial Hospital in Belleville in the fall.
Clinical Education Experiences
Clinical education experiences are offered through Anderson Hospital in Maryville and Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Field internships are offered through various ambulance services within the EMS system.
Paramedic Certificate Time Commitment (15 month sequence)
Lecture & Lab Commitment
Classes generally meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and periodically, classes will meet on Fridays and Saturdays:
- at Memorial (Fall semester program start) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- at Anderson (Spring semester program start) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Clinical experience is scheduled during the program, typically between 12 and 72 hours per month.
The SWIC Paramedic program is recognized and approved by:
The Southwestern Illinois Paramedic Programs / Belleville Memorial Hospital and Anderson Hospital are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Graduate Outcome Measures
Graduate Outcome Measures
View the Paramedic program’s Paramedic Graduate Outcome Measures.
National and State Licensure Examinations
Upon successful completion of the one-year Paramedic curriculum, graduates are awarded the paramedic certificate (068B). They are qualified to challenge the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) or State EMT-Paramedic examination for licensure. Refer to Illinois Department of Public Health website for more information on the various EMT level National examinations offered in Illinois.
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