Emergency Medical Services Certificate

EMT Certificate (9.5 Credits)


Term 1 (9.5 Credits)

  • EMS:202, Emergency Medical Technician, 9.5 credits

 

Advanced EMT Certificate (24.5 Credits)

 

Term 1 (95 Credits)

  • EMS:202, Emergency Medical Technician, 9.5 credits

 

Term 2 (15 Credits)

  • EMS:238, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, 15 credits

 

Course Descriptions

EMS: 202: Emergency Medical Technician: Available Non-Credit or 9.5 Credits.

The Emergency Medical Technician Course is a 16-week program that includes theory, practical lab, clinical practice and field internship. It consists of eight modules of instruction, airway management, patient assessment, medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children and ambulance operations.

Classes Begin
Fall and Spring


Urban Campus Davenport
Monday & Wednesday
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
or
Monday and Wednesday
5 - 10 p.m.

Clinton & Muscatine Campuses
Monday & Wednesday
5 - 10 p.m.

The course is based on the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards & Instruction Guidelines which is the National Standard Curriculum for EMS Education which is the foundation of knowledge and skills of the Emergency Medical Technician.

This course includes recognition and stabilization of pediatric & adult medical and traumatic diseases and injuries, agitated delirium, sickle cell crisis, age-related assessment & treatment modification for the geriatric patient, special needs, terminally ill, developmental disabilities, etc. Also included in this program is the AHA Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition & Stabilization certification course.

Other skills taught in the EMT Program include using the Automated External Defibrillator, hand held nebulizer, as well as some medications. Upon successful completion of the program, the student may sit for the National Registry EMT Examination to obtain a National EMT license, and a State of Iowa EMT certification.

Prerequisites: 18 years of age at the time of enrollment, register & attend Healthcare Provider CPR certification one week prior to the start of the course; must be able to read, write and speak English. Must be able to physically perform the required skills.

EMS:238: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician: Available Non-Credit or 15 Credit Hours

This is a 21-week program that includes 180 hours of theory, practical lab, 100 hours clinical and 100 hours field internship. It consists of eight modules of instruction; preparatory, airway, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations, assessment based management, medication administration, vascular access, and cardiac rhythm interpretation.

The student will also complete a competency based clinical and field rotation during the program. This course is based on the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards & Instruction Guidelines which is the National Standard Curriculum for EMS Education which is the foundation of knowledge and skills of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible for the National Registry of Advanced Emergency Medical Technician practical and written examinations. Upon successful completion of the National Registry examinations, the student will also receive a State of Iowa Advanced EMT certification.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must be physically able to perform the skills required of EMS personnel.
  • Must have a high school diploma, or its equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment.
  • Must possess a current State of Iowa EMT-Basic or Iowa EMT-Intermediate/85 certification. If you do not have an Iowa certification, call; 563-336-3444.
  • Must possess a current American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider CPR card which validates training in obstructed airway, AED and CPR for adults, children, and infants.