Paramedic Program

Oakton's paramedic classes (FIR 221, FIR 222, FIR 223, and FIR 224) are offered through cooperative agreements with Amita St. Francis Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

This is a limited enrollment program.

Program participants are selected through a competitive process that involves submission of an application and a range of assessment tests and interviews.

The Presence Amita Saint Francis Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Paramedic programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( Upon recommendation of the committee on accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP).

St. Francis Hospital 2022 Paramedic Program

Paramedic Program Enrollment Information

Interested applicants should contact:

Sara Van Dusseldorp, NRP, CCP, LI, NCEE
EMS System Coordinator/St. Francis Paramedic Program Instructor
AMITA Saint Francis Evanston
355 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
847.316.6117 office
847.316.4114 fax

Advocate Lutheran General Paramedic Program

Interested applicants should contact:

Margaret Drag, R.N., B.S.N., Paramedic, ECRN, TNS
ALGH Paramedic Program Director
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital EMS Office
8820 Dempster St.
Niles, IL 60714
847-723-5430 office
847-299-6271 fax