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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

Emergency Medical Services Certificate - EMT (non-credit)

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The non-credit 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.

Non-credit tuition includes books, fees, and required materials.

Course Comment - This course is a combined lecture/lab/clinical course which has been developed by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The course follows the January 2009 National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). This course provides the student an opportunity to supply cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in the classroom, hospital, and pre-hospital setting. Instruction is related to patient assessment in areas of basic life support, cardiac arrest, trauma, and medical emergencies. Students must complete a minimum of 32 hours of clinical/field time to successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to take National Registry of EMTs certification testing at the Emergency Medical Technician level. Students will be required to undergo a national criminal background check and State of Iowa child/adult abuse registry check prior to clinical rotations. Mandatory reporter training and a health physical are required prior to starting clinical/field rotations. The cost of the background check is covered in tuition. However, the cost of obtaining additional requirements is in addition to course tuition and fees. Information on how to satisfy these requirements will be distributed the first night of class. Student must be 17 years of age at time of enrollment, be able to speak, write, and read English and possess a valid driver’s license. Current BCLS recognition at the BLS Provider (American Heart Association) or Professional Rescuer (American Red Cross) level is required prior to starting clinical rotations.

Class Offering: Varies
Location: Regional sites, varies
Department: Career Launch
CIP#: 51.0904 

To register: or 515-574-1300

Program Outcome:

  1. To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavioral) learning domains. 

Program of Study

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Paul Arens, EMS Coordinator

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: 

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