Paramedic Certificate Evening Hybrid Program

Same Training. Same Instructors. New Format.

In response to our community, Hawkeye will be offering the Paramedic Certificate program in the evening, part-time, through a combination of face-to-face and online courses. Coursework includes many hands-on learning opportunities to prepare individuals to recognize, assess, and manage medical emergencies and patients in a prehospital setting.

This evening hybrid certificate program will start in January of 2023 and be completed in October 2024.

Prerequisite Coursework

The Paramedic Certificate program requires students to complete the following prerequisites before beginning program coursework in the spring.

  • BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • HSC-113 Medical Terminology

If you don't have the prerequisite courses completed, you still have time! These courses are offered each semester. To get started:

  1. Apply for admission. Select the Academic Program: Emergency Management Services — AAS program

  2. Contact Lisa Wright, Academic/College Success Advisor, for assistance in getting enrolled into the summer or fall prerequisite courses you need for the paramedic program.

Program Coursework, Clinicals, and Field Time

Coursework for the Paramedic Certificate Evening Hybrid option will be online with lab sessions meeting face-to-face on campus in the evenings, mostly one night per week each term.

Clinical and field time requirements will completed outside of lecture and lab sessions and will be set up based on your schedule. There will be evening and weekend clinical shift availability.

To participate in the Paramedic Certificate program course work you will be required to complete background screenings, including a criminal background check, sex offender registry, child abuse registry, and dependent adult registry before participating in clinicals. The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.

See the Paramedic Certificate Evening Hybrid Option Courses for courses, course cost, and course schedule.


Upon successful completion of the Paramedic Certification program, students are eligible to test for the National Paramedic Certification Examination with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).


The Emergency Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

How do I get signed up for this program?

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye. Select the Academic Program: Emergency Management Services — AAS.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

  3. Demonstrate college readiness.

You can check the status of your application by logging into your Admissions Account.

Connect With Us

Contact the program director, Johnathan Cockrell, at 319-296-4428 or complete the form below.

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