2021 Paramedic Program Enrollment PacketThis is a limited enrollment programImportant Dates:Fall 2021 Paramedic Program Application Dates: December 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021Applications due March 1, 2021 @ 5:00pmEntrance Testing (Computer Exam): TBD (*tentatively March 2021)Entrance Testing (Practical Skills Exam): TBD (*tentatively April 2021)*Testing months subject to change.Fall 2021 Paramedic Program begins: August 2021 (Start date TBD) Tuition: 4,500.00. Oakton Community College offers payment plans that can be set up afterregistration is complete. All students who are not employed by an ALGH EMS System pre-hospitalprovider are subject to an addition fee of 500.00 payable to ALGH EMS System. This fee is duebefore the first day of class.Step ISubmit ALGH EMSS Paramedic Program Application Applications can be found on the Oakton Community College website athttps://www.oakton.edu/academics/academic departments/fire tech/paramedic/index.php orrequested directly from Jennifer Kus: [email protected] .Required documents: Copy of Illinois driver’s license Copy of current IDPH EMT license Copy of current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR card Letter from employer/supervisor verifying experience as an EMT and/or currentcontinuous education hours (IDPH requirement is 60 hours over 4 years). Transcripts from highest level of education completed (High school diploma, Associates,Bachelor’s, etc.) * A copy of any official transcripts will need to be submitted through the official processto Oakton Community College Enrollment Center. The application fee for the 2021 paramedic program has been waived. No fees will be dueuntil the student is notified of their acceptance into the program.Preferred, but not required: Letters of recommendation outlining strengths and character (up to 3)Required upon acceptance into the program and instructions given at that time: Official transcripts sent directly from institution to Oakton Community College Immunization Verification with blood titer lab results Proof of personal health insurance (copy of card) Background check and drug screen Updated medical physical exam
Submit the completed Paramedic Program application, via mail or email only, together with allrequired documents to Jenni Kus at the ALGH EMS System Office: 8820 Dempster St, Niles60174 [email protected] by the deadline of March 1, 2021 @ 5pm.Step II-Entrance Computer Exam Our scenario-based computer exam will test your EMT knowledge through 150 multiple choicequestions. A score of 80% or higher is considered passing. An exam outline is available upon request byemailing Jenni Kus. You will have one chance to pass the exam. There are no retakes.Typically, we have the exact dates of the exam. However, due to restrictions related to the pandemicwe will need to set the dates after the new year. We are hoping to hold the exam in March of 2021.Step III-Practical Skills Exam Only applicants that have passed the computer exam will be permitted to continue through theprocess and choose a time slot for the Practical Skills exam. Our Practical Skills exam is scenario-based and consists of the following 4 stations: CPR/AEDMedical Assessment, Cardiac Assessment, and Trauma Assessment. All stations are pass/fail.Each Applicant will get one opportunity to retake one failed station, not each failed station. Noother retakes are permitted. The dates of the Practical Skills exam are yet to be determined. We hope to hold the skills early April2021. Further details will be provided when more information is available.Step IV-Oral Interview Applicants that pass the Practical Skills testing will be permitted to continue through the process andset an appointment for their Oral Interview. An invitation to set the oral interview appointment willbe emailed to you by Jenni Kus. We hope to hold the interviews in mid-April. The oral interview is conducted by a panel that may consist of ALGH EMSS staff, Oakton FireScience staff and our EMS System fire department personnel. The number of students accepted into the ALGH 2020 Paramedic Program is contingent upon thenumber of openings to complete the infield evaluation on an ambulance with a Preceptor, meaningwe can only accept as many students as we have ambulance ride spots. Notification of acceptanceinto the program or rejection will be sent via email after the oral interview process has ended.
Date ReceivedAdvocate Lutheran General Hospital and Oakton Community CollegePARAMEDIC PROGRAM APPLICATIONApplication Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 5pmEnrollment is limited. Late applications will not be accepted.Programs start date: August 2021 (date to be determined)Completed applications and documentation may be mailed to:ALGH EMS System OfficeAttn: Jenni Kus8820 Dempster StreetNiles, IL 60714or emailed to [email protected] .*Applications will not be accepted in-person due to COVID-19 precautions. You must mail or email your complete applicationand required documents. If mailing your completed application, it must be received to the ALGH EMS System Office byMarch 1, 2021 @ 5pm to be considered. Please plan accordingly.Required Documentation ChecklistApplicants must submit all required documentation by Monday, March 1, 2021 @ 5pm to be considered foracceptance into the 2021 Advocate Lutheran General Hospital/Oakton Community College Paramedic Program(FIR 221-224). Completed application form The application fee for the 2021 paramedic program has been waived. No fees will be due until the student isnotified of their acceptance into the program.Copy of Illinois driver’s licenseCopy of current IDPH EMT LicenseCopy of current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR cardLetter from employer/supervisor verifying experience as an EMT and/or current continuous education hours(IDPH requirement is 60 hours over 4 years) Transcripts from highest level of education completed (high school, Associates, Bachelors, etc.) - *Official copy oftranscripts will also need to be sent directly to Oakton Community College after acceptance into the ALGH EMSSystem Paramedic Program and upon registration to Oakton Community College
ALGH Paramedic Program Application FormNameLastStreet AddressDate of BirthFirstM.I.CityBest Phone Number to Reach You (circle one):HomeCellWorkStateAlternate Phone Number (circle one):E-mail Address:Emergency Contact(Name and Relationship)PhoneName of EMT SchoolCompletion DateName of Primary InstructorPhoneState EMT ID No.Expiration DateNational Registry ID No.Expiration DateRefresher or EMT to Paramedic Bridge Program (if taken)DateLocationAmount of Continuing Education hours (current license cycle)High School AttendedName and Location of School High School DiplomaDates AttendedFrom:To: GED CertificateDegree Received and Year ReceivedFrom:To:From:To:Current Job TitleSupervisor’s Phone NumberCompany Name/City/State of EmployerReason for LeavingDate of hire:Job TitleSupervisor’s Phone NumberCompany Name/City/State of EmployerReason for LeavingZipHomeCellWork
Date of hire:Please provide three (3) personal references that are not family members:NameEmailNameEmailNameEmailHave you ever been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor? Yes NoIf “yes” to above question, please explain below:Applicant Authorization CertificationI authorize Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Oakton Community College, and its agents toobtain any information relating to the facts provided in this application from schools, employers,criminal justice agencies, or other individuals. This information may include but is not necessarilylimited to, academic, performance, attendance, achievement, personal history, disciplinary action,and arrest and conviction records.I release any employer, including individuals such as record custodians, from all liabilities that mayresult from the release of information to Advocate Lutheran General and Oakton CommunityCollege.I certify that the statements provided herein are true to the best of my knowledge. I understand thatany incomplete, inaccurate, misleading, false, or incorrect information given in this application mayresult in the rejection of my application. Such information may also render an acceptance null andvoid and/or can be cause for dismissal upon discovery.I agree to submit to tests as Advocate Lutheran General and Oakton Community College mayrequire.SignatureDate*Direct any questions to Jenni Kus, ALGH EMSS Assistant, via [email protected] .
2021 Paramedic Program Enrollment Packet This is a limited enrollment program Tuition: registration is complete. All students who are not employed by an ALGH EMS System pre-hospital provider are subject to an addition fee of 500.00 payable to ALGH EMS System. This fee is due before the first day of class. Step I Submit ALGH EMSS Paramedic .