Emergency Medical Services Program
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program
Career Options / Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services Program

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
Non-Credit Offerings

Scholarship Opportunities


Course Schedule


More Information


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 Programs

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

To contact the CoAEMSP:
214-703-8445
www.coaemsp.org

Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Information


For more on Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure Information, click here.

Paramedic Program Student Outcomes


Three-year Average Student Results (2019 – 2021)

Cohort
Students eligible to test
NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate
(1st Attempt)
NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate
(Within 3rd Attempt Cumulative)
NREMT Psychomotor Exam Pass Rate
(First Attempt Cumulative)
Positive Placement
Retention
2020 12 58.3% 58.3% 91.7% 66.7% 85.7%
2021 4 75.0% 75.0% 100% 75.0% 100%
2022 8 50.0% 87.5% 100% 87.5 72.7%
Averages   61.1% 73.6% 97.2% 76.4% 86.1%

Gainful Employment Information


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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.

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

Contact Us


Advisors

Sydney Suntken
Academic Advisor
515-574-1309
suntken@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

I chose Iowa Central because it provided an extremely good opportunity for me to have a successful path in my chiropractic endeavors. My favorite memory here at Iowa Central was meeting so many people who I know continue to have an impact on my life down the road.

Kyle Wille
Pre-Chiropractic
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