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

Emergency Medical Technician | Cert

This certificate is designed for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, hospital emergency department, fire department, or other occupational fields where medical emergencies are common. Curriculum includes but is not limited to an overview of anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; patient assessment; basic life support in relation to cardiac arrest, trauma, and other medical emergencies. Instruction in extrication of the injured is also covered. This course provides the student an opportunity to apply cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised clinical or field setting. Successful completion of course requirements will qualify students to take the NREMT certification examination for Emergency Medical Technician.

Students are responsible for all transportation to and from clinical and field experiences.

Cohort Students Eligible
to Test
NREMT Cognitive
Exam Pass Rate
NREMT Psychomotor
Exam Pass Rate
2021 34 56% 100%
2022 39 64% 100%



Sioux City Campus

Admissions Advisor

Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3345
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Career Information

Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. 


Required Classes

For a list of current required classes, visit our catalog at:

Entrance Requirements

Faculty and Staff

Cammy Cother
Administrative Program Coordinator- EMS
Call  712.317.3263
Sioux City Campus, Room L314


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


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* 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.

** The cost of books varies per program.