The Spoon River College program in Emergency Medical Technician is a one semester program focused on basic life support in the field and transportation of ill and injured patients. The curriculum is based on the U.S. Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum and prepares the graduate to take the EMT-B certification exam. The curriculum for this program has been developed to meet the licensing requirements for the state of Illinois. It has not been determined whether licensing requirements for any other state will be met.

Certificates and Degrees

Spoon River College offers the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate allowing graduates to volunteer or work for ambulance services, hospitals, fire, police or rescue squad departments.

Nature of Work

This program is designed for individuals who want to develop skills focusing on basic life support in the field, as well as provide initial assessment and management of care for the ill and injured from the pre-hospital setting to the emergency or hospital care environments. Students will be able to take the EMT-B certification exam upon completion of the curriculum.



Emergency Medical Technician Certificate: 8 Credit Hours (certifies students to take the EMT Licensure exam)

Required Course​Credit Hrs.
​FS 134​EMT Basic8