Offered at Main Campus
The 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. Graduates are also eligible for advanced standing status in the Paramedic Associate of Applied Science degree program.
To apply, complete an IHCC application and submit high school transcripts or High School Equivalency Diploma scores and take one of the following: ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER test. Testing may be scheduled by calling the IHCC Testing Center at (641) 683-5142 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5142. This program may be entered in the Fall or Spring terms.
Criminal background, drug screening, and dependent adult and child abuse record checks are required prior to beginning the program.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Promote safety, well-being, and professionalism in the EMS profession.
- Develop methods to establish rapport with patients, family members, public service professionals, health professionals, and medical providers.
- Integrate anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to properly assess and treat a variety of medical conditions.
- Integrate anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology to properly assess and treat a variety of traumatic injuries.
- Use appropriate communication techniques to provide proper documentation and verbal reports for patient care.
- Prepare graduates to enter the workforce as competent and confident entry-level EMS providers.
Program Total: 8 Credits