Mt. Vernon Register-News


June 6, 2014

Paramedic classes start

MT. VERNON — Classes for the Rend Lake College Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic certificate program will start Tuesday at the RLC MarketPlace.

Classes will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the EMS Training Center at the MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon.

Students will interact with a mock ambulance in addition to lecture and clinical experiences to get the real-world feel of being a paramedic. The certificate program consists of four classes in the classroom, laboratory, local hospital and field settings. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic licensure examination.

Prospective students must be licensed as an EMT-Basic through the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety. EMT-Basic course, Emergency Medical Care I, will be offered this fall.

To find out more or to register, contact Lori Ragland, dean of community and corporate education, at 437-5321, ext. 1367 or at

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