EMT Basic Blended - iEMS participants or UIUC students only

EMT Basic Blended - iEMS participants or UIUC students only : 150.00 Hours

Course Description

This course is available to iEMS participants or UIUC students only.

This fast-paced EMT Basic Blended course is delivered through a combination of self-paced learning activities and in-person hands-on sessions and will prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Basic exam.  Upon completion of the course and registration with a local EMS system, successful students will have met the requirements to work as an entry-level EMT in an emergency response organization in Illinois.

Course topics include medical terminology, legal aspects of emergency care, anatomy and physiology, lifting and moving patients, medical emergencies, trauma emergencies, age-related complications and emergencies, working as a team, medication administration, and problem-solving.

The course fee of $1,850 covers the electronic textbook and audiobook, as well as all online quizzes, interactive lectures, learning activities, practice activities, test preparation, flashcards, soft skill simulations, and virtual simulations.  

Students will be assigned to an online cohort with an instructor dedicated to helping them be successful in the course.  Online assignments must be completed before the practical skills for those topics, and all course requirements must be met before the end of the course to sit for the National Registry Examination.  Any accommodations must be addressed before the first day of the class with the program manager or lead instructor, as all practical skills are required.

Participants must hold an American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR certificate (or equivalent) and meet all vaccination requirements to practice in a healthcare setting before the first day of class.  Neither the registration fee for the NREMT-B exam nor a BLS-CPR certification are included in the course fee. 

Participants must complete a background check before the end of the fourth week of the course.  This background check is administered by IFSI and is required to complete clinical activities.

Clinical requirements for this course must be completed through Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois.  

This program is delivered utilizing a variety of online teaching elements interspersed with hands-on practical training sessions.  This will validate that the student successfully mastered the knowledge and skills needed to be an EMT. Attendance is mandatory for all portions of the program.

The makeup of the course is as follows:

  • Pre-Course Requirement (see Syllabus)
  • Online learning and instructor-assisted education completed over 14 consecutive weeks.
  • Hands-on training will consist of 5 practical days, 10 hours each as indicated on the schedule.

For the online activities a student will need:

    • Computer
    • Internet access for online material

Online activities will include:

    • Reading assignments
    • Virtual real-time classroom sessions
    • Interactions and activities
    • Online discussions
    • Videos
    • Module quizzes
    • Examinations

The weekend practical portion promotes skill competency and an understanding of an EMS response. Students complete numerous patient care evolutions which require them to apply their skills to various scenarios.  The program's final class is testing and evaluation using the NREMT Practical Skills Checklists.

Student Tuition: $1,850


EMT-B Blended students:  Friday, September 23, 2022, at Noon, is the last day to request a withdrawal from the course. If you decide to request a withdrawal after this date and time, you will receive an invoice for the full tuition, $1,850.



  EMT-B Blended Fall 2022 Syllabus.pdf

This course is part of the following Program


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact BLAKE KUHNS

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact BLAKE KUHNS or your regional representative.

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