Emergency Medical Services

Health & Education Division

Emergency Medical Services

Degree Options

Gainful Employment

Program Information

Kishwaukee College, in coordination with Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, offers both degree and certificate options for EMS Training. 

Application Forms:

EMS 107 (EMT Basic):  No application forms needed before registration.  Contact Deb Ernest directly at 815-825-9513 prior to registration for any questions on how to register for this certificate class.

Paramedic Program:  Follow this link for forms that are required to be filled out before being accepted into the program.

Individuals and returning past paramedic students applying to the paramedic program who are with an agency in the Kish Health EMS System will get preference over all other applicants. Applicants outside the Kish Health EMS System will be considered for acceptance if spots are available.

Career Cluster Health Science
This program is part of the Health Science Career Cluster.

Occupational Information

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are found in many careers across the nation. EMTs are multi-skilled emergency care providers, dedicated to patient care management in emergency situations. EMT training can help prepare you to work in:

  • Ambulance Service
  • Emergency Room Departments
  • Urgent Care Facilities
  • Fire Departments
  • Law Enforcement

The Kishwaukee College Paramedic program holds a Letter of Review, which is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, but is a status granted by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. 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

Contact Information

For Information please call Deb Ernest:

Deb Ernest, Program Coordinator


Anthony (Tony) Woodson BSN, RN
EMS System Coordinator
Kish Health System a part of Northwestern Medicine
Kish Health EMS Training Center
2727 Sycamore Road, Suite 1A
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-756-1521, ext. 153613
Fax: 815-748-8397