Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic Certificate Admission Requirements

Basic Skill Competencies Requirements

Option 1

Score at least the following scores on any combination of the below assessment options:

ACT sub scores COMPASS scores ASSET scores ACCUPLACER scores
19 - Reading
19 - English
14 - Math
82 - Reading
65 - Writing
24 - Pre-Algebra
38 - Reading
40 - Writing
38 - Numerical
90 - Reading
98 - Sentence Skills
40 - Arithmetic

Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the COMPASS assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.

Option 2

Apply to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Services in order to complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:

  • ENG061 College Preparatory Writing II
  • RDG040 College Preparatory Reading III
  • MAT045 Fundamentals of Math

Option 3

Any combination of the above fulfilling the basic skills requirements of algebra, reading, and writing.

Admissions Process

  1. Apply for admission.

  2. Completed applicant files (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
    1. Applicants who do not meet the program's admission requirements will be sent an admissions inactivation letter.

    2. Applicants meeting all admission requirements will be accepted.

  3. We accept approximately 20 students and 10 alternates each Fall Semester. Applicants will be accepted based on the date their completed applicant file. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant files, the application date will be used to prioritize their acceptance.

  4. If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the next term.

Hawkeye's Equal Opportunity Statement

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Nichole Anfinson
Health Education and Services Center 217B
319-296-4010
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Program Coordinator/Advisor

John Cockrell
Health Education and Services Center 217C
319-296-4428
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Dean

Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
319-296-4427
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