Concordia University Chicago's program in partnership with Loyola Hospital is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to perform advanced-level medical care in the prehospital setting and to assume leadership positions in various emergency medical services professions.


Career Opportunities

  • EMS Manager
  • Paramedic 
  • EMS Department Director 
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Government - FBI, DEA, FEMA, Homeland Security 
  • Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
  • Public Safety Administrator 

Emergency Medical Services Program and Degree Overview

Concordia University Chicago students earn a bachelor of science degree and state licensure as a paramedic from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Students complete all core curriculum, mission specific and general education requirements at CUC. Two semesters will be spent studying at the state-of-the-art facilities at Loyola University Medical Center in nearby Maywood, Ill. Students will be taught by their faculty following the guidelines of the National Standard Curriculum for Paramedics.

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic exam and to receive state licensure in Illinois.

A full year will be spent studying at the state-of-the-art facilities at Loyola University Medical Center in nearby Maywood, IL, where you will experience hands-on learning in the hospital and the field, following the guidelines of the National Standard Curriculum for Paramedics.

For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

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