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Paramedic Program

Paramedic Program

Oakton's paramedic classes (FIR 221, FIR 222, FIR 223, and  FIR 224) are offered through cooperative agreements with Presence St. Francis Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Program participants are selected through a competitive process that involves submission of an application and a range of assessment tests and interviews.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (ALGH)
Applications are now available for a March 21, 2016, start date. Download the Paramedic Program application (PDF file).

Submit to:
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Emergency Medicine Services System
8820 Dempster Street
Niles, IL  60714

For hard copies of the application form, contact the ALGH EMS System Office at 847.723.5430 or Oakton's Division of Mathematics and Technologies at 847.635.1688.

Presence Saint Francis Hospital (PSFH)
The application period for PSFH is now closed. To be placed on a wait list, contact PSFH at 847.316.6117.

For more information, contact Michael Doocy, program coordinator, at 847.635.1435 or

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For Professor Cary Schawel, teaching isn’t just a job, it’s his life’s calling.



November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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