Emergency Medical Services AAS Degree Courses

Program Details
Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 63
Enrollment Full-time
Program Start Fall, Spring, Summer

2023–2024 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024.

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-163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology -OR- 4 $902.00
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I -AND- 4 $891.00
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $930.00
EMS-363 Emergency Medical Technician I 3 $975.50
EMS-364 Emergency Medical Technician II 3 $850.50
EMS-365 Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical 1 $217.50
ENG-105 Composition I 3 $652.50
Total Credits 14
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,598.00

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

Term 2
EMS-856 Management of Emergency Medical Services -OR- 3 $652.50
CSC-110 Introduction to Computers -OR- 3 $652.50
FIR-139 Fire Fighter I -OR- 4 $1284.00
PEH-111 Personal Wellness 3 $652.50
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $652.50
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $870.00
MAT-156 Statistics 3 $652.50
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology -OR- 3 $652.50
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 $652.50
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $652.50
Total Credits 12
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $2,610.00

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

Term 3 — Fall
EMS-541 Clinical I 3 $887.50
EMS-610 Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration 4 $1153.00
EMS-619 Airway and Patient Assessment 4 $906.00
EMS-641 Introduction to Paramedicine 3 $878.50
EMS-674 Cardiology for the Paramedic 4 $898.00
Total Credits 18
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $4,723.00

Term 4 — Spring
EMS-546 Clinical II 3 $652.50
EMS-650 Medical and Psychological Emergencies 4 $895.00
EMS-654 EMS Operations 2 $485.00
EMS-668 Special Considerations for the Paramedic 2 $435.00
EMS-678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic 3 $652.50
EMS-688 Field Experience for the Paramedic 1 $217.50
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,337.50

Term 5 — Summer
EMS-655 Transition to Paramedic Practice 4 $1072.00
Total Credits 4
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $1,072.00

Cost Calculation

Calculations are based on 2023–2024 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

  • Course Cost Calculation: $217.50 × 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
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Schedule an appointment with Lisa Wright

Program Director / Faculty Advisor

Johnathan Cockrell
Health Education and Services Center 223
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Administrative Assistant

Health Education and Services Center 222


Science and Health Sciences

Troy Moran, Ed. D
Tama Hall 110B
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