Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois

"Earn While You Learn" EMT Program

Our next Earn While You Learn EMT class at the EMS Academy at Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois starts June 3rd, 2024. Application deadline is Monday, May 6th, 2024.

Course Description:

This 6-week course will give you the opportunity to earn an hourly wage as a full-time student in the AMT EMT-B Training Program. You will be afforded all the benefits of a full-time employee and upon successful completion of our program will receive a full-time EMT position at AMT.

Our EMTs are responsible for caring for patients in emergency response situations, during interfacility transports, and during standby events. EMTs at AMT work 12 or hour shifts across the AMT family of companies. This course is designed to prepare students to care for sick and injured patients. The EMT is able to control life threatening bleeding, provide basic cardiac life support, splint injured extremities, and administer lifesaving medications.

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:
• Realistic Training
• Field Internship

What Happens After Class:

Once students complete the didactic portion of the program, they will complete their field internship. Students must complete a minimum of 4 twelve-hour clinical shifts on an AMT 911 response ambulance, and complete 1 eight-hour shift in the emergency department. Once they have completed the minimum clinical requirements, they will be able to take their NR certification exam. They will “graduate” the program once they receive their state of Illinois EMT license.

EMT students practice their skills

Job Duties:

  • Examine and evaluate patients to determine necessary care
  • Provide patients with emergency care by utilizing appropriate techniques and equipment
  • Document patient information, condition, and treatment
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and perform all care with respect for patient rights
  • Transport patients in accordance with outlined policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and well-stocked environment in accordance with company vehicle check-off sheets and inventory requirements.
  • Operate and drive an ambulance in conjunction with applicable safety policies and laws
  • Assist paramedics in all advanced life support situations
  • Maintain current certification(s) according to provisions set forth by the governing licensure
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times
  • Present and promote a positive company image
Admission Guidelines Tuition Schedule Questions
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Must be 18 years of age or turning 18 before completion of the training program
  • Must possess a valid Illinois driver's license
  • Commitment of one year of EMT service to AMT in a full-time capacity
  • Must be able to provide proof of up to date immunizations
  • Must successfully pass AMT-administered EMT entrance exam prior to start of class
  • Must successfully complete AMT-ordered drug screen, health physical, and physical ability test prior to start of class

Our new class is an "earn while you learn" style. What does that mean? Simply, you will get paid to earn your EMT. Students will be paid 15.42/hour through the duration of class as well as their internship. In exchange, students are required to sign a one-year agreement of employment.

Monday through Friday from 8:30am-5:00pm

Have questions or need assistance?

Contact Jacqueline Coons at (309) 681-4152. Email: jcoons@amtci.org.

Course dates

New class starts June 3rd, 2024. Applications due May 6th, 2024.

Course Calendar

"Earn While You Learn" EMT Program Calendar


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