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Emergency Medical Services – AAS Degree


Emergency Medical Services

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Graduates of the program are qualified to take the State Certification Examination which is required for paramedic licensure in the state of Illinois. Licensed paramedics have employment opportunities in hospitals, ambulance services, fire departments, colleges and within various governmental programs.

What You Can Do

Upon successful completion of EMT 253 the student will be eligible for the Illinois paramedic licensing examination.


  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

Earning Potential

Example: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook at EMTs and Paramedics : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (

Modes of Instruction
Learn more about the modes of instruction offered at John A. Logan College.

Program Details

EMS 0101


Prior to entrance into the EMS Program, students must successfully complete EMT 111. American Heart Association Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is the prerequisite for EMT 111.

ORI 100College 1011
BIO 205Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
EMS 250Paramedic I12


EMS 251Paramedic II9
EMS 251AParamedic II Clinical3


EMS 252Paramedic III9
EMS 252AParamedic III Clinical3


EMS 253Paramedic IV9
EMS 253AParamedic IV Clinical3


BIO 206Human Anatomy and Physiology II9
ENG 101English Composition1 OR
ENG 113 Professional & Technical Writing1
MAT 113Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics2 OR MAT 112
OR MAT 104 Mathematics for Allied Health3
COM 115Speech2 OR COM 116 Interpersonal Communication3

Total Hours for Degree66

Notes and Information

  1. Requires a grade of “C” or higher. ↩︎
  2. Recommended for transfer students. ↩︎
  3. Or any higher math course. ↩︎

Upon successful completion of EMT 253 the student will be eligible for the Illinois Paramedic licensing examination.

The Emergency Medical Services Program is a minimum of 66 credit hours. Please use our Tuition and Fees page to calculate your approximate cost.

*Students will be responsible for additional classroom materials and tools.

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The John A Logan College Paramedic program has received a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

The JALC EMS program meets licensure requirements in the state of Illinois.

Higher education institutions and the U.S. Department of Education share a common goal: to support students in educational programs that lead to state licensure, enabling them to fulfill the educational requirements necessary for employment in their chosen field. According to U.S. Department of Education regulations 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32), starting July 1, 2024, all institutions must disclose whether the curriculum for Title IV-eligible programs designed or advertised as leading to professional licensure or certification required for employment meets state educational requirements where a student is located. Disclosure is required regardless of a program’s modality. Academic programs that provide a path to optional, national, or industry certifications do not require disclosure.

John A. Logan College strives to ensure that information regarding educational requirements for licensure or certification is up to date; however, state requirements may change. Beyond educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, residency requirements, jurisprudence exams, and other training.

The new U.S. Department of Education regulations, 34 CFR 668.14(b)(32) require colleges to assign programs leading to licensure to one of two categories; “Yes, meets state requirements” or “No, does not meet state requirements.”

John A. Logan College’s educational programs are designed to meet licensure requirements in the state of Illinois regardless of the modality of instruction. The programs listed below meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification for that occupation in Illinois:

  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Cosmetology (COS)
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • Massage Therapy (MAS)

John A. Logan College cannot guarantee licensure in other states. State laws, regulations, and policies governing professional licensure may change at any time. The decision to grant a license or certification is the purview of the state. Only state licensing agencies or boards can determine whether an academic program meets or partially meets educational requirements for licensure. John A. Logan College cannot guarantee an individual’s attainment of any professional licensure or certification, in any field, in any state. At this time, per regulations, the College must assign, “No, does not meet requirements” in states other than Illinois.

Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing authority directly to determine if John A. Logan College’s program meets the educational requirements for licensure before beginning the program. Many John A. Logan College licensure program graduates have successfully transferred into careers and obtained licensure in states other than Illinois.

John A Logan offers a seamless transfer to the next step in your educational journey for many of our programs. Our academic programs prepare you for what you will need to transfer to a four-year college or university. When you have selected the college where you would like to transfer, it is important to review their specific admission and course requirements. John A Logan College has many articulation agreements with various colleges.

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  1. Plan patient treatment based on signs and symptoms identified (cognitive domain).
  2. Demonstrate patient assessment and patient care skills (psychomotor domain).
  3. Show professional behavior (affective (behavior) domain).

Emergency Medical Services Faculty Contact

Leslie McKenzie

Assistant Professor of EMS

Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8060
Office: E111C