Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Services Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits—The first of a two-semester sequence especially designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring an in-depth undergraduate transfer course. The course focuses on the interdependent relationships between the structure and functions of body systems and the ways these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure the survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include levels of organization, the chemistry of life, support/movement, integration/control, and coordination. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions. To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion of both BIO-168 and BIO-173 with a grade of ?C? or better is required.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits—The first of a two-semester sequence especially designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring an in-depth undergraduate transfer course. The course focuses on the interdependent relationships between the structure and functions of body systems and the ways these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure the survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include levels of organization, the chemistry of life, support/movement, integration/control, and coordination. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions. To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion of both BIO-168 and BIO-173 with a grade of ?C? or better is required.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

EMS201 Emergency Medical Technician

7 credits—This course is for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, hospital emergency department, fire department or other occupational field where emergencies are common. Course includes topics related to assessment and treatment of illness and injury. This course also includes a clinical and field component.

Lecture Hours: 64 Lab Hours: 64 Co-op Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ENG061, COM781, ENG105, or ENG105 or meet requirement with equivalent assessment score. A minimum grade of C in RDG040 or meet requirement with equivalent assessment score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1454.50

EMS201 Emergency Medical Technician

7 credits—This course is for individuals who anticipate working with an ambulance service, hospital emergency department, fire department or other occupational field where emergencies are common. Course includes topics related to assessment and treatment of illness and injury. This course also includes a clinical and field component.

Lecture Hours: 64 Lab Hours: 64 Co-op Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in ENG061, COM781, ENG105, or ENG105 or meet requirement with equivalent assessment score. A minimum grade of C in RDG040 or meet requirement with equivalent assessment score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $1454.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HSC113 Medical Terminology

2 credits—This course presents the foundation necessary to develop a basic medical terminology vocabulary. Emphasis on the components of terms as related to each body system will be provided. The course further provides the student with the opportunity to properly spell, pronounce and utilize medical terms in relation to pathological conditions, tests, and procedures. Common medical abbreviations will also be discussed for each system.

Lecture Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $337.00

HSC113 Medical Terminology

2 credits—This course presents the foundation necessary to develop a basic medical terminology vocabulary. Emphasis on the components of terms as related to each body system will be provided. The course further provides the student with the opportunity to properly spell, pronounce and utilize medical terms in relation to pathological conditions, tests, and procedures. Common medical abbreviations will also be discussed for each system.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

Semester 2

BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab

4 credits—The second of a two-semester sequence designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields or wishing an in-depth undergraduate transfer course in the biological sciences. The course focuses on interdependent relationships between the structures and functions of body systems and the way these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include systems associated with circulation, maintenance, elimination and continuity. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BIO168.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab

4 credits—The second of a two-semester sequence designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields or wishing an in-depth undergraduate transfer course in the biological sciences. The course focuses on interdependent relationships between the structures and functions of body systems and the way these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include systems associated with circulation, maintenance, elimination and continuity. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BIO168.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR-

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR-

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS Electives 2 credits

EMS Electives 2 credits

Semester 3

EMS541 Clinical I

3 credits—This course will provide clinical atmosphere for performance of psychomotor skills as described by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Standard Paramedic Curriculum. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate competency in skills for patients of all ages within the scope of practice. The student will participate in and document patient contacts and field experience. Additional contact hours (up to 3 times stated minimum) may be needed to meet the course competencies. Permission of instructor required.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in HSC113.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS610, EMS619, EMS641, and EMS678.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $615.50

EMS541 Clinical I

3 credits—This course will provide clinical atmosphere for performance of psychomotor skills as described by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Standard Paramedic Curriculum. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate competency in skills for patients of all ages within the scope of practice. The student will participate in and document patient contacts and field experience. Additional contact hours (up to 3 times stated minimum) may be needed to meet the course competencies. Permission of instructor required.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in HSC113.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS610, EMS619, EMS641, and EMS678.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $615.50

EMS610 Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration

4 credits—This is a required course in Hawkeye's National Paramedic Education Program. This course prepares the paramedic to administer medications per the paramedic scope of practice.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BIO173, and HSC113.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $726.00

EMS610 Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration

4 credits—This is a required course in Hawkeye's National Paramedic Education Program. This course prepares the paramedic to administer medications per the paramedic scope of practice.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BIO173, and HSC113.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $726.00

EMS619 Airway and Patient Assessment

4 credits—The course includes Module 2 (Airway Management and Ventilation) and Module 3 (Patient Assessment) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content will include advanced airway management physical assessment, field assessment, clinical decision making, documentation and the assessment and management of respiratory emergencies. The lab component of this course includes skills in airway management and ventilation, history taking, techniques of physical examination, patient assessment, clinical decision making, communication and AHA ACLS. All will be practiced and demonstrated.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BI0173, and HSC113.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $726.00

EMS619 Airway and Patient Assessment

4 credits—The course includes Module 2 (Airway Management and Ventilation) and Module 3 (Patient Assessment) of the DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT Paramedics. Content will include advanced airway management physical assessment, field assessment, clinical decision making, documentation and the assessment and management of respiratory emergencies. The lab component of this course includes skills in airway management and ventilation, history taking, techniques of physical examination, patient assessment, clinical decision making, communication and AHA ACLS. All will be practiced and demonstrated.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BI0173, and HSC113.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $726.00

EMS641 Introduction to Paramedicine

3 credits—Provides an overview of paramedic roles and responsibilities and the emergency medical service system. Includes discussion of medicolegal and ethical issues in EMS, agents of trauma and disease, and career opportunities for paramedics. Provides discussion and demonstration of proper documentation in EMS, emergency vehicle operations, and non-patient care aspects of EMS.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BI0173, and HSC113.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS641 Introduction to Paramedicine

3 credits—Provides an overview of paramedic roles and responsibilities and the emergency medical service system. Includes discussion of medicolegal and ethical issues in EMS, agents of trauma and disease, and career opportunities for paramedics. Provides discussion and demonstration of proper documentation in EMS, emergency vehicle operations, and non-patient care aspects of EMS.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BI0173, and HSC113.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic

3 credits—Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic explores the science of traumatic injuries, their detection and treatment. Major topics include: soft tissue, shock, hard tissue, nervous system, and internal injuries.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BIO173, and HSC113.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic

3 credits—Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic explores the science of traumatic injuries, their detection and treatment. Major topics include: soft tissue, shock, hard tissue, nervous system, and internal injuries.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in BIO168, BIO173, and HSC113.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

EMS546 Clinical II

3 credits—This course will provide clinical atmosphere for performance of psychomotor skills as described by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Standard Paramedic Curriculum. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate competency in skills for patients of all ages within the scope of practice. The student will participate in and document patient contacts and field experience. Additional contact hours (up to 3 times stated minimum) may be needed to meet the course competencies. Permission of instructor required.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS541, EMS610, EMS619, EMS641, and EMS678.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS546 Clinical II

3 credits—This course will provide clinical atmosphere for performance of psychomotor skills as described by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Standard Paramedic Curriculum. To successfully complete this course, students must demonstrate competency in skills for patients of all ages within the scope of practice. The student will participate in and document patient contacts and field experience. Additional contact hours (up to 3 times stated minimum) may be needed to meet the course competencies. Permission of instructor required.

Lecture Hours: 0 Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS541, EMS610, EMS619, EMS641, and EMS678.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS650 Medical and Psychological Emergencies

4 credits—Lecture and case-based teaching in the pathophysiology, recognition and advanced life support assessment and management of emergencies involving the nervous, endocrine, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. Assessment and intervention in psychological emergencies.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS541, EMS610, EMS619, EMS641, and EMS678.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

EMS650 Medical and Psychological Emergencies

4 credits—Lecture and case-based teaching in the pathophysiology, recognition and advanced life support assessment and management of emergencies involving the nervous, endocrine, renal, and gastrointestinal systems. Assessment and intervention in psychological emergencies.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS541, EMS610, EMS619, EMS641, and EMS678.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

EMS674 Cardiology for the Paramedic

4 credits—Cardiology for the Paramedic will focus on assessing the prehospital cardiac patient, interpreting electrocardiograms, and formulating treatment regimens for these patients.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS641, EMS678, EMS541, EMS610, and EMS619.

Co-requisite(s): EMS650

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

EMS674 Cardiology for the Paramedic

4 credits—Cardiology for the Paramedic will focus on assessing the prehospital cardiac patient, interpreting electrocardiograms, and formulating treatment regimens for these patients.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS641, EMS678, EMS541, EMS610, and EMS619.

Co-requisite(s): EMS650

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

EMS677 Special Populations for the Paramedic

4 credits—Special Patient Populations for the Paramedic explores illness and injury in the obstetric/gynecologic, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and chronically ill patient populations.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS619, EMS641, EMS610, EMS541, and EMS678.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $674.00

EMS677 Special Populations for the Paramedic

4 credits—Special Patient Populations for the Paramedic explores illness and injury in the obstetric/gynecologic, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, and chronically ill patient populations.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS619, EMS641, EMS610, EMS541, and EMS678.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

Semester 5 – Summer

EMS654 EMS Operations

2 credits—This course will prepare the learner to function in EMS operations in the out-of-hospital environment and includes emergency vehicle operator and HAZMAT operations certifications.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS546.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $382.00

EMS654 EMS Operations

2 credits—This course will prepare the learner to function in EMS operations in the out-of-hospital environment and includes emergency vehicle operator and HAZMAT operations certifications.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS546.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $382.00

EMS655 Transition to Paramedic Practice

4 credits—This course will provide a platform for the student to apply cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills to actual practice during a field internship. This course will also include comprehensive psychomotor exercises in a lab setting to prepare the paramedic student for national certification.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32 Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS546.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $949.00

EMS655 Transition to Paramedic Practice

4 credits—This course will provide a platform for the student to apply cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills to actual practice during a field internship. This course will also include comprehensive psychomotor exercises in a lab setting to prepare the paramedic student for national certification.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32 Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in EMS546.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $949.00

EMS Electives

CRJ285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services

2 credits—This course prepares public safety personnel for the physical demands of public safety entrance testing and work demands.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $337.00

CRJ285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services

2 credits—This course prepares public safety personnel for the physical demands of public safety entrance testing and work demands.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder

2 credits—This course provides the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and treat life-threatening emergencies, wounds and fractures, medical and environmental emergencies and patient access and handling. This course utilizes a combination of classroom lecture and skills practice.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $422.00

EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder

2 credits—This course provides the student with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and treat life-threatening emergencies, wounds and fractures, medical and environmental emergencies and patient access and handling. This course utilizes a combination of classroom lecture and skills practice.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $422.00

EMS856 Management of Emergency Medical Services

3 credits—This course is for students interested in the practice and principles of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems management and the processes that contribute to the effectiveness of day-to-day operations within an EMS organization. This course introduces the EMS professional to topics that include government structure, strategic planning, injury prevention, risk management and safety, customer service, human resources management, financial management, fleet management, career development, quality management, data collection and research, labor relations, and special operations.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS856 Management of Emergency Medical Services

3 credits—This course is for students interested in the practice and principles of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems management and the processes that contribute to the effectiveness of day-to-day operations within an EMS organization. This course introduces the EMS professional to topics that include government structure, strategic planning, injury prevention, risk management and safety, customer service, human resources management, financial management, fleet management, career development, quality management, data collection and research, labor relations, and special operations.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS900 Education in EMS

3 credits—This course is for students interested in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education. This course introduces the EMS professional to the education system as it relates to EMS education. Students explore issues in curriculum development, teaching, program direction, and development. Successful completion of this course is required for EMS instructor endorsement in Iowa.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

EMS900 Education in EMS

3 credits—This course is for students interested in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education. This course introduces the EMS professional to the education system as it relates to EMS education. Students explore issues in curriculum development, teaching, program direction, and development. Successful completion of this course is required for EMS instructor endorsement in Iowa.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

FIR139 Fire Fighter I

4 credits—After completing the course the student will have met the sections required for a Firefighter I in the NFPA® 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and the requirements for National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents for the for the Awareness and Operational Levels.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $824.00

FIR139 Fire Fighter I

4 credits—After completing the course the student will have met the sections required for a Firefighter I in the NFPA® 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and the requirements for National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents for the for the Awareness and Operational Levels.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $824.00

FIR213 Principles of Emergency Services

3 credits—This course provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

FIR213 Principles of Emergency Services

3 credits—This course provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

FIR214 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

3 credits—This course introduces the Federal, State, and local laws that regulate emergency services, national standards influencing emergency services, standard of care, tort, liability, and a review of relevant court cases.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $505.50

FIR214 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

3 credits—This course introduces the Federal, State, and local laws that regulate emergency services, national standards influencing emergency services, standard of care, tort, liability, and a review of relevant court cases.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Program Contacts

Administrative Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4010
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Program Coordinator/Advisor

John Cockrell
Health Education and Services Center 222D
319-296-4428
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Program Faculty

Greg Helmuth
Health Education and Services Center 222C
319-296-2329 ext.1401
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Dean

Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 102
319-296-4427
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