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Emergency Medical Technician Certificate Program

College of DuPage offers an Emergency Medical Technician certificate program each semester. Students interested in completing this ten-credit-hour course are encouraged to enroll early as classes fill up quickly. 

Completing EMT training is a first step toward becoming a paramedic and is also a great way for students to decide whether this or another healthcare profession is a career they would like to pursue.

Registration Information

Summer 2024 Session

  • Registration for Summer 2024 EMT is closed. No additional registrations are being accepted. All background checks submitted after Thursday, April 18 will be considered for fall only.

Fall 2024 Session

  • Registration for Fall 2024 of Fire 2271: Emergency Medical Technician is now open.

EMT Classes

EMT class sections can be viewed on Student Planning. You do not need to be logged in to view classes. 

Enrollment for EMT Registration is limited, is on a first-come/first-serve basis, and classes will not be overloaded or seats reserved. Please monitor the class schedule for availability prior to beginning the registration process. 

When all the EMT Registration Requirements are completed, including the background check (not just submitted, but actually completed), you may register through your myAccess/Student Planning account.  You can also register by emailing (using only your COD student email: xxx@ dupage.edu) the registration office (registration@cod.edu) or calling registration (630) 942-2377. Be sure to include/have ready your COD ID#, Course Number (Fire 2271) and Section # (HYxxx), and a registration representative will complete your enrollment and provide a balance due for payment. If your student account balance is not fully covered by financial aid or military benefits, you must enroll in a payment plan or pay your balance in full or you will be dropped for non-payment.

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