This program provides information and skill training to initiate and maintain treatment for medical, trauma, and cardiac emergencies. The Paramedic is the highest level of emergency responder training. Graduates are prepared to deliver emergency care to patients prior to thier arrival at a hospital. Students are trained in life support procedures performed by following orders of the physicians or by following standard operating protocols. Student must have current Iowa EMT certification AHA BLS Provider card - CPR, and state approved Mandatory Reporter Certficates for Child and Dependent Adult. Instructor consent is required. Successful completion of course requirements will qualify students to take the NREMT certification examination for Paramedic.
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 for which you hope to work regarding details about licensure or certification.
Western Iowa Tech’s Paramedic average passing rate for graduates in the National Registry computer exam is 72.2% for the year 2018. The retention average is 78.3% with positive placement 77.8%.
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.
Estimated Program Costs
In-state tuition and fees: $12,480.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $12,545.00 *
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 EMS - Paramedic | AAS
|SDV 108||The College Experience||1|
|EMS 217||Emergency Medical Technician||7|
|BIO 168||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|MAT 772||Applied Math||3|
|BIO 173||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|PSY 111||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SPC 122||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|ENG 105||Composition I||3|
|EMS 540||NSC Paramedic I||13|
|EMS 541||Clinical I||3|
|EMS 810||Advanced Cardiac Life Support||1|
|EMS 820||Prehospital Trauma Life Support||1|
|EMS 545||NSC Paramedic II||13|
|EMS 546||Clinical II||3|
|EMS 815||Advanced Pediatric Life Support||1|
|EMS 825||Advanced Medical Life Support||1|
|EMS 547||Field Internship||1|
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