Advanced Emergency Medical Technician | Cert - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician | Cert

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician | Cert

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Licensure Information Advanced EMT Handbook

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Fran DeJong
Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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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
Terry Sudrla
Paramedic Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Dean - Health Sciences
Sioux City Campus, Room L314

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $2,955.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $2,970.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/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.

Licensure Information

Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
To view educational requirements for the state you wish to work, visit

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