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Emergency Services

Emergency Services are a crucial component of any community, encompassing a diverse range of professionals and organizations that are dedicated to ensuring public safety during crises. Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are one part of a community backbone. EMS and Fire Services play a pivotal role in safeguarding lives and properties during a crisis. EMS departments, equipped with skilled Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT), Paramedics, and life-saving equipment, provide immediate medical care to patients in different situations. Simultaneously, Fire Departments respond to fires, rescues, and hazardous incidents, utilizing specialized training and advanced tools to combat emergencies effectively. Together, these dedicated individuals collaborate seamlessly to ensure a rapid and comprehensive response, embodying the frontline heroes who stand ready to protect and serve communities in their times of need.

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Some of the classes at Iowa Western Continuing Education include:

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Available Courses

   06/21/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

This American Heart Association (AHA) course training is excellent for the person who desires to be proficient in CPR skills to aid an individual (adult, child and infant) who is in cardiac arrest. This course also includes training in basic first aid, choking, and the use of an AED.  Class Date:  June 21, 204  /  Class Time:  9:00am - 4:00pm

Start Date: 06/21/24
End Date: 06/21/24
Seats Available: 4
Cost: $80
Location: Council Bluffs Campus

This is a Hybrid course. Upon Registering you will be sent an online course. You must register at least a week before scheduled skills day. When complete the online course, bring completion certificate to the date you registered for to prove your skills. After proving your skills you will be sent an E-Card to redeem. 

Start Date: 06/06/24
End Date: 06/06/24
Seats Available:
Cost: $80
Location: Clarinda Campus

This is a Hybrid course. Upon Registering you will be sent an online course. You must register at least a week before scheduled skills day. When complete the online course, bring completion certificate to the date you registered for to prove your skills. After proving your skills you will be sent an E-Card to redeem. 

Start Date: 07/16/24
End Date: 07/16/24
Seats Available:
Cost: $80
Location: Harlan
Start Date: 06/04/24
End Date: 06/04/24
Seats Available: 9
Cost: $80
Location: Atlantic

This is a Hybrid course. Upon Registering you will be sent an online course. You must register at least a week before scheduled skills day. When complete the online course, bring completion certificate to the date you registered for to prove your skills. After proving your skills you will be sent an E-Card to redeem. 

Start Date: 07/02/24
End Date: 07/02/24
Seats Available:
Cost: $80
Location: Atlantic
   05/21/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Class Date:   May 21, 2024  /  Class Time:  9:00AM - 3:00PM

This American Heart Association (AHA) course is intended for those who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This level of training is required for EMS providers, nurses, firefighters, and other healthcare professionals.  This class is also appropriate for students in a healthcare class.

Start Date: 05/21/24
End Date: 05/21/24
Seats Available: 6
Cost: $80
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   07/10/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

Class Date:  July 10, 2024  /  Class Time:  9:00am-3:00pm

This American Heart Association (AHA) course is intended for those who provide healthcare to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. This level of training is required for EMS providers, nurses, firefighters, and other healthcare professionals.  This class is also appropriate for students in a healthcare class.

Start Date: 07/10/24
End Date: 07/10/24
Seats Available: 8
Cost: $80
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   08/19/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

August 19th, 2024 - July 2nd, 2025. Mondays via Zoom 6pm-8pm. Wednesdays in person 9am-4pm.

 

Start Date: 08/19/24
End Date: 07/02/25
Seats Available: 9
Cost: $7495
Location: Council Bluffs Campus
   06/17/24 - Council Bluffs Campus

This course is designed to provide the certified firefighter 1 with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully operate a fire apparatus and provide water supply.   This class is a hybrid class and will meet via zoom and face to face.  Class orientation is June 10 from 6-8pm.  Zoom classes will be June 17,19,24,26,28 from 6-10pm.  Classes on June 22 and 29 will be held at the Training Tower from 9am-5pm.

Start Date: 06/17/24
End Date: 06/30/24
Seats Available: 24
Cost: $200
Location: Council Bluffs Campus


Refunds: You may cancel your registration 5 business days prior to the start of the class date and receive a 100% refund excluding the $50 non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western Community College’s Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western’s Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check. A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for more details at ce@iwcc.edu.

Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where a minimum enrollment is not achieved. A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes.

Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to $25.00 transfer fee. Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for non-attendance. Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class. After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.