Emergency Medical Training

Do you have a desire to help people? Are you able to perform well under pressure? EMTs perform a lifesaving, essential service for the community. Emergency Medical Training offers an Emergency Medical Technican (EMT) training program to help prepare you for success in this vital career.  This program is offered on the hospital campus. 

EMT Classes at Weiss

EMT classes are taught by physicians, nurses, physician assistants and paramedics. The hands-on skills are taught by experienced professionals in the emergency medical services field. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday in the hospital’s auditorium, from 5 - 10 p.m. Class sessions begin in January, May and September. Registration begins before the start of each semester on a first come, first-served basis. 

Emergency Medical Training at Weiss

How does the EMT Program work?

The EMT program requires a score of 80 percent or above to pass. When you pass, you graduate as an EMT. The EMT program is licensed and certified by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Emergency Medical Services. Passing the EMT program also qualifies you to take the state or national board exam to become licensed and certified as an EMT. 

EMT Training at Weiss

How do I get started?

To learn more about the EMT program or to register, please call (847) 566-2828 (office), (847) 942-8868 (cell) or (847) 942-8887 (cell). Information can also be received at (773) 564-5244 on Mondays and Wednesdays at the hospital. 

The total cost of the program is $1,600. $600 is paid on registration day and the balance can be placed on a payment plan. Tuition must be paid in full by midterm exams.

History of our EMT Program

Our EMT Program was established by Trudy Casey, P.A., EMT-P, CMA/AAMA, IAPA. Casey had over 35 years of emergency medical service experience in addition to being Chicago’s first female paramedic. 

Trudy Casey, EMT Program at Weiss  Trudy Casey, first female firefighter in Chicago