Emergency Medical Services AAS Degree Courses

Program Details
Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 69
Enrollment Full-time
Program Start Fall, Spring, Summer

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or Summer 2023. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

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Term 1
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $859.00
EMS-201 Emergency Medical Technician -OR- 7 $1499.00
EMS-363 Emergency Medical Technician I -AND- 8WK2 3 $1174.00
EMS-364 Emergency Medical Technician II -AND- 8WK1 3 $711.00
EMS-365 Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical 8WK1 1 $210.00
ENG-105 Composition I 3 $630.00
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 $420.00
Total Credits 16
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,408.00

Most Term 1 courses can be taken during the fall, spring, or summer.

Term 2
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $898.00
EMS-114 Emergency Medical Responder -OR- 2 $428.00
EMS-856 Management of Emergency Medical Services -OR- 3 $630.00
EMS-900 Education in EMS -OR- 3 $630.00
FIR-139 Fire Fighter I -OR- 4 $1279.00
FIR-213 Principles of Emergency Services -OR- 3 $630.00
FIR-214 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services -OR- 3 $630.00
CRJ-285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services 2 $420.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- 3 $630.00
MAT-121 College Algebra 4 $840.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3 $630.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $630.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $630.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,216.00

Most Term 2 courses can be taken during the fall, spring, or summer.

Term 3 — Fall
EMS-541 Clinical I 3 $805.00
EMS-610 Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration 4 $959.00
EMS-619 Airway and Patient Assessment 4 $1074.00
EMS-641 Introduction to Paramedicine 3 $1103.00
EMS-674 Cardiology for the Paramedic 4 $885.00
Total Credits 18
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $4,826.00

Term 4 — Spring
EMS-546 Clinical II 3 $630.00
EMS-650 Medical and Psychological Emergencies 4 $955.00
EMS-677 Special Populations for the Paramedic 4 $850.00
EMS-678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic 3 $630.00
Total Credits 14
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,065.00

Term 5 — Summer
EMS-654 EMS Operations 2 $528.00
EMS-655 Transition to Paramedic Practice 4 $1025.00
Total Credits 6
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $1,553.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

  • Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

    • If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Lisa Wright
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1068
Email Lisa Wright
Schedule an appointment with Lisa Wright

Program Director / Faculty Advisor

Johnathan Cockrell
Health Education and Services Center 223
319-296-4428
Email Johnathan Cockrell

Administrative Assistant

Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4010

Dean

Science and Health Sciences

Troy Moran, Ed. D
Tama Hall 110B
319-296-4457
Email Troy Moran

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