Think fast, because LIVES are going to depend on you! Get ready to learn the life-saving skills to begin a Life.Changing. Career in Emergency Medical Services!
|Campus||Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Centerville Campus: (EMT, Paramedic Core)
|Entry Term||Fall and Spring Terms: Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
Fall Only: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Winter & Summer: Paramedic Core
|Length of Program||Emergency Medical Technician: 2 Terms (6 Months)
Paramedic Core: 7 Terms (21 Months)
Paramedic: 8 Terms (24 Months)
Advanced EMT: 2 Terms (6 Months)
|Diploma/Degree||Emergency Medical Technician: Certificate
Paramedic Core: Diploma
Paramedic: Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Advanced EMT: Certificate
The sounds of a siren and flashing red and blue lights are your call to action! These programs are not for the faint of heart! Contrary to popular belief, we are not just ambulance drivers. These careers require a high level of dedication and a strong passion to help others. Often working in dynamic and extreme conditions, EMS professionals provide life-saving interventions to sick and injured patients. EMTs and Paramedics respond to a variety of incidents and bring with them the necessary equipment to begin treatment of medical and traumatic conditions while transporting patients to the hospital to receive ongoing care. We are often the first medical providers seen when people have an acute, life-threatening condition. Our education and scope of practice allows us to do a lot of amazing things, and we do it all with little thanks and little reward; but, we do it for the right reasons. If you’re up for the challenge, this will be one of the most Life.Changing. careers you will ever experience!
|What you will learn:||
Which Path Will You Choose?
It’s your education. Choose your own path. We’re right behind you every step of the
Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician program prepares the student to be an EMT. This two-term program is comprised of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences that provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and skills to function in a pre-hospital or hospital emergency situation. Students successfully completing the program will receive an Emergency Medical Technician certificate and be prepared to take the NREMT certification exam.
The Paramedic Core option offers an alternative format for completing the core courses of the Paramedic A.A.S. degree program. Upon successful program completion, students are prepared to be a National Registry–certified Paramedic.
Associate of Applied Science
Paramedic program prepares the student to be a National Registry–certified Paramedic. Paramedics provide medical care in pre–hospital or emergency settings, operating through orders or protocols from a medical control physician. Skills include cardiac monitor interpretation, IV initiation, drug administration, advanced airway maneuvers, and trauma care. Students will complete hospital clinical time and ambulance ride time with area facilities.
The EMS Department also offers two additional programs every other year or as interest
dictates. Contact Josh to check for program availability.
Emergency Medical Responder
The Emergency Medical Responder program prepares the student to be an EMR. This one-term program is comprised of classroom and laboratory experiences that provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills to function in an emergency situation. Students will learn to perform basic interventions with minimal equipment while awaiting EMS response and to assist higher-level personnel. Students successfully completing the program will receive an Emergency Medical Responder certificate and be prepared to take the NREMT certification exam.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program prepares the student to be an Advanced EMT. This two-term program is comprised of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences that provide the student with the Advanced EMS knowledge and skills to function in a pre-hospital or hospital emergency situation. Students successfully completing the program will receive an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certificate and be prepared to take the NREMT certification exam.
Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out more information below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as an Ambulance Crew Member, Emergency Room Technician, or Medical Response Team Member!
|Frequently Asked Questions||Tuition & Financial Aid||Admissions Criteria|
|Policy Manual||College Catalog||Apply Now|
EMS/Paramedic Program Outcomes:
|NREMT Practical||Retention||Job Placement|
CoAEMSP Accreditation requires each program to post and maintain three years of test score, program retention
rates, and positive job placement for graduates. Information above reflects scores
for students graduating and testing in each calendar year. The Job Placement rate
reflects those students who have graduated from the program and achieved employment.
Upon successful completion of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and/or Paramedic
course(s) of study, students are eligible to sit for the National Registry of Emergency
Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification testing at their respective level. NREMT
certification is required prior to the state of Iowa issuing EMS licensure. NREMT
certification is also required for initial certification or renewal in 44 other states,
and is recognized for reciprocity by the remaining states.
Not sure if you want to start the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic Core, or Paramedic Program? Maybe you want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Josh!
Joshua Hemminger, BA, EMT-P, Program Director, Emergency Medical Services
Indian Hills Community College
525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
(641) 683-5122 or (800) 726-2585 x5122