Emergency Medical Services Certificate
Introduction: The Moraine Valley
Community College Emergency Medical Services Program is for individuals who want
to go into the public or private sector as emergency medical technicians. It can
also be an alternative career path for those presently in the fire science
field. The program includes two levels of training � Emergency Medical
Technician (EMT-B) and Paramedic (EMT-P)
Emergency Medical Services Program
All students must be able to perform
the essential functions of the curriculum. In addition to the general admission
criteria required by the college, phlebotomy students must be able to:
Use digital fine motor skills
with both hands continually throughout the day.
See clearly enough to read
hand-written and computer-generated communications.
Hear clearly enough to accept
verbal orders from incident commanders and electronically generated orders
broadcast from emergency room personnel.
Work standing on their feet
for the majority of the day.
Walk quickly to and from
service locations for the majority of the day.
Lift patients onto gurneys,
into ambulances, and up and down stairwells.
Write and speak to patients,
peers and staff effectively.
Interact appropriately with
patients, physicians, peers and supervisor.
Use good judgment to seek
assistance when needed.
Lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Apply safety and infection
control standards learned in the program to maintain a safe and clean
environment for patients, staff and self.
Have the ability to handle
stressful situations, remain calm, and prioritize patient treatments.
Have the ability to work in
extreme and hazardous conditions including darkness, heat, cold, dampness,
and very small spaces.
Emergency Services Program Mission
The mission of the Moraine Valley
Community College Emergency Services Program is to educate and train students to
meet standards of practice for entry level EMT-B and EMT-P professionals.
Faculty will use appropriate methodologies to promote student learning.
Student learning will emerge from the cognitive (intellectual), psychomotor
(physical), clinical and affective (social, emotional and ethical) elements of
emergency services as defined for the entry-level practitioner by the Illinois
Department of Public Health and the Moraine Valley Community College Emergency
Services Program Advisory Committee. Student learning will occur within an
intellectual atmosphere that promotes continuing education as part of
professional dedication and lifelong learning and within an ethical framework
for student conduct in both the classroom and clinical settings.