EMT Basic Blended - iEMS participants or UIUC students only

EMT Basic Blended - iEMS participants or UIUC students only : 174.00 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, passing the NREMT-B exam, applying for a state license, 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.

Prior to acceptance into the class, all potential students must upload a cover letter and a resume to:bkuhns@illinois.edu   Within the cover letter, students must answer the following questions:

What are your career goals?

How will the EMT class augment your career goals?

How do you plan to balance the demands of an evening/weekend class in addition to any other commitments?


The course fee of $2,295 covers the electronic textbook and audiobook, as well as all online quizzes, interactive lectures, learning activities, practice activities, test preparation, flashcards, soft skill simulations, virtual simulations, and breakfast on hands-on skills days that occur on Saturdays; lunch will be provided on the Saturday classes that are scheduled longer than four hours.

Students will be assigned to an instructor dedicated to helping them be successful in the course. Online assignments must be completed prior to the skills lab for those topics, and all requirements must be met before the end of the course to sit for the National Registry Examination. All skills labs are mandatory, with any accommodations being addressed before the first day of the class with the program manager or lead instructor.

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.  Carle requires additional waivers and training videos to be completed prior to participating in clinicals. All of these items will be uploaded into a secure folder.

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.

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 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: $2,295


EMT-B Blended students:  January 30th, 2024, is the last day to request a withdraw from the course. If you decide to request a withdrawal after this date and time, you will receive an invoice for the full tuition, $2,295.  

Any student that withdraws and has accessed the JBL online learning platform will be invoiced $400 regardless of drop date.


This course is part of the following Program


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

Additional Files

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