Paramedic and EMT Class

This page contains information about the Silver Cross EMS System’s EMT and Paramedic Education Program. Please keep checking this page for upcoming enrollment dates for future classes. The moment dates are set they are published here along with the applications for future EMT and Paramedic Classes.

Anyone looking to hold a class (EMT, EMD, CE, etc) must first request permission from their EMS System utilizing the IDPH form titled EMS TRAINING PROGRAM APPLICATION. Send the completed form to wkallal@silvercross.org for review and submission to IDPH.  IDPH will award a “site code” if approved.

Silver Cross offers EMT courses prior to each of our Paramedic Classes as System agency needs arise. The SPRING 2019 EMT CLASS ran February 18 – May 1, 2019. The FALL 2019 EMT Class runs August 20, 2019 through November 1, 2019.

Recent graduates of the SCEMSS Paramedic program (that have not yet worked as a Paramedic) should contact their Paramedic Class Instructor for graduate letters of good standing, when needed to join another System for employment with one of those System’s departments. Remember graduates are not automatically in-System even if they’ve taken the SMO exam at the end of class. A graduate must obtain their paramedic license and follow a System entry process for whichever System they plan to work in.

Congratulations to our Summer 2018 Paramedic Class that graduated May 10, 2019. Remember to follow these Instructions for registering for the State of Illinois Paramedic Exam. Once your Paramedic licenses are in hand, contact your EMS Coordinator at your department/agency for System Entry instructions.

If you’re looking for information on our next Paramedic Education Program check back here as this is where we post our actual PARAMEDIC COURSE APPLICATION during times of open enrollment, which is typically around March for our summer course and October for our winter course. While this information may change on future applications, you may review this sample application from our current course: COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION GUIDELINES.

Our Winter 2019 Paramedic Class began January 4, 2019 and will graduate December 6, 2019. The class field internship will begin July 2019 and conclude November 2019. This class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-1pm in our SCEMSS Education Center located on the Hospital’s grounds in New Lenox in a separate building called the Business Center just North of the ER. The SCEMSS Education Center Classroom address is 710 Cedar Crossings Drive, New Lenox, IL 60451.

Our Paramedic program is structured to include the required educational components of Paramedic licensing examinations for both the State of Illinois and the National Registry of EMT’s.  We meet three times a week, for approximately six months, in the classroom for lectures, skill sessions, and practical assessments.  In addition to being in the classroom, students are expected to complete clinical rotations at various locations, which they may schedule independently.  Once the didactic and clinical components have been satisfied, the student will begin an approximate 4 month field internship working as a member of an EMS team in an ambulance setting, treating real patients under the preceptorship of a licensed and approved paramedic.  When the field internship is complete the student becomes eligible for licensure and may register for examination.

Silver Cross EMS Paramedic Education Program ~ Attend Lectures for CE 

You may attend our paramedic class lectures for Continuing Education hours.  Class times are 9am-1pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Email the Education Coordinator at wkallal@silvercross.org for a current class schedule prior to attending. You will also need to PRINT THIS BLANK CE SHEET and bring with you for the Instructor to sign as verification of your attendance and CE hours.

Paramedic Class questions not addressed on this page: contact Bill Kallal at 815-300-7425 or wkallal@silvercross.org

EMT Class questions not addressed on this page: contact Scott Pucel at 815-300-2909 or spucel@silvercross.org