Emergency Medical Responder | Cert - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Emergency Medical Responder | Cert

Emergency Medical Responder | Cert

Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Licensure Information

This certificate emphasizes the development of your skills in emergency medical care procedures. Curriculum includes life-threatening emergencies, injuries to various body parts, techniques of moving patients, AHA BLS Provider - CPR, Mandatory Reporter and blood borne pathogens. Successful completion of course requirements will qualify students to take the NREMT certification for Emergency Medical Responder.

Meet Your Advisor

Drew Schramm
Drew Schramm
EMS Administrative Program Coordinator
Sioux City Campus
Cammy Cother
Emergency Medical Services Specialist
Sioux City Campus, Room L314

Career Options

Emergency Medical Responders provide immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical services system. EMRs have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide immediate lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS resources to arrive. EMRs also provide assistance to higher-level personnel at the scene of emergencies and during transport. Emergency Medical Responders are a vital part of the comprehensive EMS response. Under medical oversight, Emergency Medical Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment.

Required Classes for Emergency Medical Responder | Cert

EMS 114 Emergency Medical Responder 2

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

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: $394.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $396.00 *
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 https://www.nremt.org/resources/state-ems-offices

Advisory Board

Gary Brown Woodbury County Trauma & Disaster Services
Tom Chartier Moville Ambulance
Karla Copple Burgess Health Center
LaDonna Crilly  Western Iowa Tech Community College
Bill Rosacker City of Le Mars
Cory Schmadeke Western Iowa Tech Community College
Ed Sohm Ida County EMA
Terry Sudrla Western Iowa Tech Community College
Bob Welte Siouxland Paramedics
Dr. Rick Colwell Unity Point St. Luke's
Dr. Scott Murray Mercy Medical Center
Dr. Jeffrey O'Tool UnityPoint Health
Dr. Randall Wood UnityPoint Health
Alan Faith Unity Point St. Luke's Ed
Steve Mercer IA Dept of Public Hlth / EMS Bureau
Cammy Jo Cother Western Iowa Tech Community College
Mary Jorgensen Western Iowa Tech Community College
Patrick Prorok Monona County EMS
Mary Chwirka Sioux City Fire
Mary Teresa Muckey Mercy Medical Center
James Haden Sioux City Fire
Mark Nickles North Sioux City EMS