Extended Hours August 19 – 30, 2019

The following offices, located in Hawkeye Center, will have extended hours: Admissions, Business Office, Financial Aid, Student Services, and Testing*.

Monday–Thursday 7:30am–6:00pm
Friday 7:30am–4:30pm

* The Testing office will open at 8:00am Monday–Friday, August 19–23.

Emergency Medical Services

Courses

Emergency Medical Services—AAS degree

The Emergency Medical Services—AAS degree is recommended for those who would like to become a paramedic and pursue a management position in emergency medical services.

Core Courses

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II w/Lab
  • Clinical I and II
  • Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration
  • Airway and Patient Assessment
  • Introduction to Paramedicine
  • Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic
  • Medical and Psychological Emergencies
  • Cardiology for the Paramedic
  • Special Populations for the Paramedic
  • EMS Operations
  • Transition to Paramedic Practice

Prior to the first day of classes, you are required to complete the following background screenings: drug screening, a criminal background check, sex offender registry, child abuse registry, and dependent adult registry.

Failing a drug screening or background check will result in dismissal from the program.

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 69
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost

Paramedic—Certificate option

The three-semester Paramedic certificate option is recommended for state-licensed emergency medical technicians (EMT) who would like to advance their career as a paramedic.

Core Courses

  • Clinical I and II
  • Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration
  • Airway and Patient Assessment
  • Introduction to Paramedicine
  • Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic
  • Medical and Psychological Emergencies
  • Cardiology for the Paramedic
  • Special Populations for the Paramedic
  • EMS Operations
  • Transition to Paramedic Practice

Prior to the first day of classes, you must be Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider CPR certified and have completed the following required background screenings: drug screening, a criminal background check, sex offender registry, child abuse registry, and dependent adult registry.

Failing a drug screening or background check will result in dismissal from the program.

Program Details

Award: Certificate
Required number of credits: 48
Program Start: Fall

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost

Emergency Medical Services Classes for Volunteers and Professionals

Emergency medical responders (EMR) and emergency medical technicians (EMT) classes are available for individuals who would like to serve their communities as on a volunteer basis.

Hawkeye also offers continuing education courses for graduates and professionals to maintain their EMS licenses in the State of Iowa.

See the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Classes for Volunteers and Professionals

Careers

Positions

Graduates may find employment working as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics in fire departments, hospitals, private ambulance services, air medical services, federal agencies, and private corporations.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $23,500 $34,500 $40,100

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Gainful Employment: Paramedic Certificate Option

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Area Ambulance Service Cedar Rapids, IA
CARE Ambulance, LLC Iowa City, IA
Mason City Fire Department Mason City, IA
MercyOne Waterloo, IA
North Benton Ambulance Service Vinton, IA
Waterloo Fire Rescue Waterloo, IA
Waverly Health Center Waverly, IA

Contact Us

Admissions Email us 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Student Success Specialist Laurie Plum Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1065 Health Education and Services Center 205
Program Director Greg Helmuth Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1401 Health Education and Services Center 223
Administrative Assistant Amy Rieck Email me 319-296-4010 Health Education and Services Center 222
Dean Dr. Gene Leutzinger, DNP Email me 319-296-4457 Grundy Hall 135
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