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Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program readies the student for a career in an exciting and expanding health care field. Graduates of the program are prepared to initiate and maintain treatment for medical, trauma, and cardiac emergencies following physician's orders or standard protocols. Successful completion of course requirements allows the students to take the National Registry examinations.

Levels of Certification

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Advanced EMT
  • Associate Degree Paramedic

Potential Careers

  • Ambulance Services
  • Fire Departments
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Aero medical services
  • Emergency room/critical care unit/cardiac catherization lab
  • Insurance industry
  • Industry
  • EMS education

Scholarship Opportunities

Course Schedule

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Accreditation Information

The Iowa Central Community College Paramedic program, on the Fort Dodge 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 ProgramsCommission on Accreditation of
Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N.
Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
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

State Authorization Licensure Disclosure

Paramedic Program Student Outcomes

Three-year Average Student Results (2017 – 2019)

Cohort Students eligible to test NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate NREMT Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate Positive Placement Retention
2017 8

87.5%

100%

87.5%

88.9%

2018 4

75.0%

100%

75%

66.7%

2019

8

100%

100%

88.9%

75.0%

Averages

 

87.5%

100%

92.1%

76.9%

Gainful Employment Information

Click to view Gainful Employment Information about this program.

Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs. These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers. Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office. To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.

Advisors

Raeann Dischler
Associate
Office: AST-201C
515-574-1309
dischler@iowacentral.edu

Instructors

Paul Arens
M.Ed., Paramedic, EMS-I
Program Coordinator & Advisor
515-574-1300
arens@iowacentral.edu
Kerrie Hull
RN, EMR, EMS-I
hull@iowacentral.edu
Jared Zimmer
B.A.S, Paramedic, CCP, EMS-I
zimmer@iowacentral.edu
Julie Mertens
AAS, Paramedic, EMS-I
515-574-1303
mertens@iowacentral.edu