This certificate will provide the student with roles and responsibilities of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. The well-being including injury prevention and infectious disease; an overview of human systems; pharmacology; venous access; airway management; training for management of medical and trauma emergencies; special considerations of the obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric patients; and a focus on assessment based management. This course will also provide the student the opportunity to apply past and current cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised clinical and/or field setting. Student must have current Iowa EMT certification, AHA BLS Provider card - CPR, and state approved Mandatory Reporter Certificates for Child and Dependent Adult. Instructor consent required. Successful completion of course requirements will qualify students to take the NREMT certification examination for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.

Licensure Information

This program prepares the student for licensure in Iowa. WITCC has not made a determination as to whether the program curriculum meets all other state’s educational requirements for licensure or certification. If you wish to work outside the state of Iowa please contact the state agency in which you hope to work for details about licensure or certification.

To register or if you have questions:

Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book an Appointment

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $2,880.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $2,895.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician | Cert

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
EMS 217 Emergency Medical Technician 7
EMS 312 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 7

Entrance Requirements

  • Students must submit an application to the Office of Admissions at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
  • Students must have a high school transcript or equivalency diploma.
  • Current Iowa EMT certification card.
  • Current AHA BLS Provider Card - CPR
  • Current Mandatory Reporter Certificates (Child and Dependent Adult)
  • Students will also be required to have a physical (submitted on a WITCC Health Evaluation form) and up-to-date immunizations in order to complete clinical requirements. Physicals can be obtained free of charge at the WITCC Health Clinic.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Cammy Cother
Emergency Medical Services Specialist
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Terry Sudrla
Paramedic Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1415
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Dean - Health Sciences
Sioux City Campus, Room L314


Advisory Board

Gary Brown Woodbury County Trauma & Disaster Services
Dr. Rick Colwell Unity Point Health
Karla Copple Burgess Health Center
Dr. Jeffrey O'Tool Unity Point Health
Ed Sohm Ida County EMA
Alan Faith Unity Point St. Luke's Ed
Steve Mercer IA Dept. of Public Hlth EMS Bureau
John Jorgensen Iowa Donor Network
Mark Nickles North Sioux City EMS
Patrick Prorok Monona Co. EMS
Mary Chwirka Sioux City Fire
Mary Teresa Muckey Mercy Medical Center
James Haden Sioux City Fire
Kevin Handke Unity Point Health