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Iowa Western Community College

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)




$895 Money order/cashier's check/credit card/exact cash ONLY - No personal checks accepted.

The cost of the course will cover tuition, insurance, and NREMT psychomotor testing fees. Students will be responsible for background check, uniform, NREMT written exam and applicable State fees.

If billed to your service, a letter from that department indicating financial responsibility must be submitted before the first night of class.

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

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.


  • 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.



EMT - Traditional Format (32 - 4 hour sessions)

This course is the standard face to face format with lectures and labs done in the classroom six to eight hours per week on weeknights, weekdays, or Saturdays. Thirty six hours of internship are completed, outside of class, in the last half of the course.

EMT - Hybrid Format (16 Weeks)

This course has all of the lecture done on the internet. It IS NOT a self-paced course, the weeks assignments are due on Monday by midnight. However, you can do your work, watch and listen to the lectures (or download them to your mp3 player), take your quizzes and exams, etc. at your convenience during the week. The class will get meet in person for 32 hours worth of skills labs (usually four Saturdays for eight hours each), these dates and times are decided in the first week of the course. Students MUST have access to high-speed internet and be comfortable using a computer! Students should also be highly motivated and able to manage their time well. Thirty two hours of internship are completed in the last half of the course.

EMT - Fast Track Format (Monday - Friday 8:00 am-12:30 pm for 5 weeks)

This course is designed to allow students who have the summers open (students, teachers, etc.) to complete the course in rapid manner. The course covers several chapters per day and there is an exam every four-five days and utilizes both face-to-face labs with online learning. Within the course schedule, there are five days that are built in to allow the student to complete their internship requirements. The actual course and internship are done in five weeks, the course orientation is the first day of the course.

This course meets each weekday morning to implement the knowledge and skills that is covered in the online material the previous afternoon/evening. The lab sessions are designed to be hands-on to reinforce the online lecture and reading material. Students should plan to spend 8-10 hours per day in labs and studying the course content. Computer access with high-speed internet is recommended for the online lectures and videos.

There are no classes scheduled at this time please check back later.


Iowa Western Community College Paramedic program, on the Council Bluffs 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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992