paramedic mock scene at COD

Paramedic Program

College of DuPage offers paramedic training, an Associate in Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services and a Paramedic certificate programs through partnerships with all Illinois EMS Region 8 Resource Hospitals:

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Edward Hospital
  • Loyola University Medical Center
  • Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Program Applications

All applications for our affiliated paramedic programs are open below. 

2023-2024 Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Program

2024 Edward Hospital Program

2024 Loyola University Medical Center Program

2024 Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital Program

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for paramedic training by completing Anatomy and Physiology 1500 (or both A&P 1551/571 and 1552/1572), Biomedical Terminology (HLTHS 1110) and take at least two of the following: Fire 2272 Paramedic Transition, Fire 2285 Trauma Assessment, Fire 2286 Pediatrics, and Fire 2287 Medical Assessment. These courses will prepare you for paramedic training and contribute to Continuing Education (CE) hours for NREMT re-certification and IDPH license renewal.

Application Packets

Each program has their own application packet and required documents. Read each application packet thoroughly and only submit what is required as additional documents will not be considered. An application fee is required for each program and is part of the application steps outlined in each application packet.

There is an entrance exam for each program followed by interviews for qualified applicants. Each program is responsible for determining which applicants are selected for their paramedic training program. All training and education is completed at the hospital training site and each paramedic training program has their own start and end dates, class dates and times and approved providers for field training. 

In addition to a Paramedic Certificate Program, COD also offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Services. Transfer opportunities for Bachelor Degrees in Emergency Medical Services and Healthcare Management are also available.

Program Outcomes

Learn more about training outcomes through each of our partnered paramedic programs:

Program Accreditations

The paramedic training programs offered by Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Edward Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital are all accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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