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: a minimum of a high school diploma (GPA 2.5), equivalent GED (score of 550) or HiSET (score of 15); a college GPA of 2.0 if 8 credit hours or more of college level credit have been completed; ALEKS score of 14 or higher; and ACT scores of 18 in reading and English, Accuplacer Classic scores of 66 in reading comprehension and 74 in sentence skills (or WritePlacer of 5), or Accuplacer Next Gen. scores of 250 in reading comprehension and 250 in sentence skills (or WritePlacer of 5). 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 (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, 9355 113th St. N #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org. To contact CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, 214-703-8445, FAX 214-703-8992, www.coaemsp.org.
Enrollment Date: Fall Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 62.5
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Health Sciences