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2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Paramedic, AAS

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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.

Student Responsibilities: Students receive clinical practice and field experience at a variety of health care settings. Transportation to the clinical site is the responsibility of the student. A medical health form and CPR certification must be completed prior to clinical. Successful completion of course requirements allows the student to take the National Registry examinations. All EMS students must complete a Criminal Record/Child and Adult Abuse check prior to attending clinical.

Admission Requirements: The following criteria is required for applicants in the Paramedic program: minimum of a high school diploma (GPA of 2.5) or equivalent (GED of 550) or HiSET 15, ACT score of 18 in reading and English, or ASSET scores of 40 in each category writing and reading; ALEKS score of 14. All health science students must complete a Criminal Record/Child and Adult Abuse Check prior to attending clinical.

Accreditation: The Iowa Central Community College Paramedic program, on the Fort Dodge 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, 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, To contact CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992,

Enrollment Date: Fall Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 76
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Health Sciences
CIP#: 51.09046200

Program of Study

Total Hours: 14

Total Hours: 13

Total Hours: 13.5

Summer Semester

Total Hours: 9.5

Total Hours: 13.5

Fourth Semester

Total Hours: 12.5

AAS Degree Total Hours: 62


Graduation Requirement: Must pass all program courses with a “C” or better.

NSC = National Standard Curriculum

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 - 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794),  Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (34 CFR Part 110), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).  

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kim Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, phone number 515-574-1138,; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

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