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EMS Academy

Training Programs

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AMT offers education and experience for those working in or entering the healthcare field. We provide training programs that range from basic CPR to pre-hospital registered nursing. We utilize a diverse team of instructors who have attained a wealth of knowledge through their years of field experience.

  • Our programs

  • Our programs are built upon curriculum that goes beyond required standards — teaching our students how to save lives while adhering to AMT's core values. Why choose AMT for training?
  • We conduct the most realistic EMS training scenarios to give our students not just the skills, but also the confidence for their first real patient contact.
  • We offer the area's most diverse and intensive field internships.
  • We continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing needs of our students and the medical community.
  • We consistently research new developments, theories and treatment modalities to improve field performance.
  • Above all, we teach the value of human life. It is the role and responsibility of EMS providers to go beyond the basic skill set to be responsive and compassionate to patients' needs.

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The Paramedic course is designed to equip the EMS provider with the ability to apply concepts of anatomy and physiology, clinical decision making and critical thinking for the advanced assessment, management and treatment of pre-hospital patients, including the administration of intravenous fluid therapy, IV Medications, advanced airway control and management, cardiac dysrhythmias recognition and treatment.

Training consists of a didactic course, hospital clinical rotations, and field internship. Hours are based on the DOT National Curriculum, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Peoria Area EMS System requirements.

What is a Paramedic?

A Paramedic is a healthcare provider who has special skills and knowledge in emergency medical care and responds to cases of sudden illness and injury. An important trait for the EMT-P to exhibit is concern for the health and well-being of others.

A paramedic is trained to provide emergency and non-emergency care to patients in the pre-hospital setting. An EMT-P must provide this care unsupervised, in a great variety of circumstances, and often under considerable physical and emotional stress. This requires special skills in communications, transportation, record keeping and personal safety.

All training is provided in accordance with the EMT-P National Standard Curriculum and Illinois Department of Public Health rules and regulations.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Applicants must be a licensed EMT or I
  • Complete the HOBET Exam (failure of exam doesn't disqualify you from the program). Instructions will be given on how to take this after the registration form is received.
  • Must have AHA Healthcare Provider CPR prior to first day of class
  • Written verification of 1-year (minimum 1500 hrs) of field experience as an EMT-B or I
  • Personal Health Insurance
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Successful Background Check
  • Health Screening Services including drug testing (covered in Tuition cost)
  • Interview with PAEMS Medical Director

Topics of Instruction Will Include the Paramedic Level of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Patient Assessment
  • Advanced Airway Management
  • Recognition and Care of Traumatic, Medical, Cardiac and Environmental Emergencies
  • Advanced Skill development in areas of Treatment of Shock, Cardiovascular Emergencies, Childbirth, Pediatric Emergencies and Special Healthcare Needs


Upon successful completion of the course, students may challenge the Illinois Department of Public Health test. Licensure is granted by the Illinois Department of Public Health for satisfactory scores on the test.

Interested in becoming a Paramedic ?

Email the EMS Academy Program Director, Kelly Walsh, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.R.N. or give us a call at 309-999-4051.