EMT Program

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The EMT course emphasizes the development of student skills in a patient assessment-based program, recognition of signs and symptoms regarding illness or injury, and the proper procedures when rendering emergency care to the sick or injured. Students will be required to complete 36 hours of internship with area hospitals and ambulance services. Attendance for Class Orientation mandatory. Students are responsible to provide their own meals and transportation to and from classroom and clinical/field internship times.

FREE Tuition Assistance Available!

This career training is approved for FREE tuition assistance through our Education 2 Employment program for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email rjensen@iwcc.edu or call (712) 325-3268 for more information! 

Cost

  • $895 Includes tuition, internship shirt, malpractice insurance, background check, NREMT psychomotor
    testing fee, and clinical internship fees. Payment due at registration.
    (Students must pass NREMT cognitive exam prior to being scheduled for Iowa Western psychomotor exam)
  • $40-$150 textbook (based on purchase method).
  • $98 – NREMT Cognitive Exam fee
  • $50 – Iowa Department of Public Health background check prior to certification
  • $30 – Iowa Department of Public Health EMS provider application fee prior to certification
  • $20 – Stethoscope (required for internship and classroom skills.)

*Written NREMT certification exam, textbook, State of Iowa provider application fees, and stethoscope/pants/footwear are not included in course costs.*

If billed to your department or fire service, a letter indicating financial responsibility must be submitted before the class session.

Registration

Click on this link and search “EMT” to register and pay: EMT Registration 

Paramedics and EMTs are counted on daily to provide life-saving attention in emergency situations. This is a challenging, yet highly rewarding field that you can become part of after completing Iowa Westerns Emergency Medical Technician or paramedic program. Students completing the courses learn the fundamentals of caring for patients of traumatic and medical emergencies, as well as non-emergency situations. Those who complete the course successfully become eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT’s certification examination to become a certified emergency medical provider in the state of Iowa.

Requirements

Students must be certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to application to NREMT.

  • Must be at least 17 years old at time of enrollment.
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing & speaking English.
  • Must be physically able to perform all functions of an EMT.
  • Must have written documentation of TB test (no older than 6 months).
  • Must provide own stethoscope.
  • Must submit to drug screening and background check.

Required Textbooks

  • Emergency Care 14th Ed. (Pearson/Brady Pub.) ISBN-13: 978-0-13-537913-4

Suggested Supplemental Textbooks, References

  • Workbook for Emergency Care 14th Ed. (Pearson/Brady Pub.) ISBN-13: 978-0-13-537907-3

About the Program

Credit: 17.2 CEU’s for EMT’s and Iowa Nurses (IBN Provider #6); 172 Contact Hours for Nebraska Nurses

The EMT course emphasizes the development of student skills in a patient assessment-based program, recognition of signs and symptoms regarding illness or injury and the proper procedures when rendering emergency care to the sick or injured. Students will be required to complete 32 hours of internship outside of class hours.

Upon successful completion of this program, the participant should be able to:

  • Demonstrate and understand the overall roles and responsibilities of the EMT in performing both emergency medical care and operational aspect of the profession.
  • Demonstrate skill in the usage of all equipment required to deliver emergency care to the sick and injured.
  • Demonstrate a proper and thorough patient assessment.
  • Demonstrate critical decision making.
  • Display techniques of maintaining personal, crew, and patient safety.
  • Demonstrate elements of an appropriate patient transfer.

Iowa Western Community College Paramedic program, on the Council Bluffs campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445
FAX 214-703-8992
www.coaemsp.org