EMT Program

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Requirements Before Starting*

  • Certified in AHA Healthcare Provider CPR
  • At Least 17 Years of Age Upon Enrollment
  • Proficient in the English Language
  • Physically Able to Perform EMT Functions
    • Lifting, Carrying, etc.
  • Documentation of Physical and Current Vaccinations and Immunizations including (2) Two-Step Tuberculin Skin Tests
  • Criminal Background Check

*Documentation has to be current and reviewed by IWCC before admittance into classes is allowed

Choose Traditional or Hybrid* Style Classes

$50 | Non-Refundable Processing Fee

$1,195 |Malpractice Insurance, Background Check, NREMT/Psychomotor Skills Exam Testing Fee (if taken at IWCC), and Clinical Internship Fees

Textbook, State EMS Background Fee, State EMS Provider Fee must be purchased by the student

*Mixture of Online and In-Person Classes

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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

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 is mandatory. Students are responsible to provide their own meals and transportation to and from classroom and clinical/field internship times.

Supplies Needed

  • IWCC EMS Navy Polo
  • Black or Navy Pants with Belt Loops (NO Jeans)
  • Black Belt
  • Black Shoes or Boots
  • Watch with Second-Hand Capability
  • Stethoscope
  • Textbook
  • Suggest but NOT REQUIRED
    • Workbook for Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
      • ISBN #: 978-1-284-24380-2

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.eduCancellations: 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.

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

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992