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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

For class schedule and to register, click on this link: Class Schedule/Registration


Must be certified in AHA Healthcare Provider CPR or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR prior to applying and throughout the course and provide a copy of the card prior to the first class session.

  • Must be at least 17 years old at time of enrollment.
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing & speaking English.
  • Must be physically able to perform all functions of an EMT-Basic.
  • Must have written documentation of TB test (no older than 6 months).
  • Must provide own stethoscope.
  • Must submit to drug screening and background check.

Cost $895

Includes tuition, malpractice, insurance, NREMT psychomotor testing fee, and clinical internship fees.Textbook not included. If billed to your service, a letter from that department indicating financial responsibility must be submitted before the first class session. Payment due at registration.The pre-registration deadline is 14 business days prior to the start of the course.

FREE Tuition Assistance Available!

This career training is approved for FREE tuition assistance through our Education 2 Employment program for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email [email protected] or call (712) 325-3268 for more information! 

Required Textbooks

  • Emergency Care 13th Ed. (Pearson/Brady Pub.) ISBN: 13: 978-0134024554

Suggested Supplemental Textbooks, References

  • Workbook for Emergency Care 13th Ed. (Pearson/Brady Pub.)
    ISBN 13: 978-0134010731

About the Program

Credit: 17.2 CEU’s for EMT’s and Iowa Nurses (IBN Provider #6); 172 Contact Hours for Nebraska Nurses

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 32 hours of internship.

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.

Iowa Western Community College Paramedic program, on the Council Bluffs campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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