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Paramedic Diploma Option Courses

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

Required Background Screenings

To participate in the EMS/Paramedic education courses, prior to the first day of classes, you will be required to complete all of the following:

  • Drug screening
  • Criminal background
  • Sex offender
  • Adult/dependent abuse background checks

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

Required Certification

Prior to the first day of classes you must be Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider CPR certified.

Program Course Note

You must achieve a minimum "C" grade in all courses that are required to complete the program.

2017–2018 Suggested Sequence of Study

 The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

 When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation/Degree Audit to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Note: Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

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Prerequisites
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $711.00
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $711.00
HSC113 Medical Terminology 2 $355.50
Total Credits 10

Semester 1
EMS541 Clinical I 3 $533.25
EMS610 Paramedic Pharmacology and Medication Administration 4 $763.00
EMS619 Airway and Patient Assessment 4 $729.00
EMS641 Introduction to Paramedicine 3 $733.25
EMS678 Traumatic Emergencies for the Paramedic 3 $533.25
Total Credits 17

Semester 2
EMS546 Clinical II 3 $533.25
EMS650 Medical and Psychological Emergencies 4 $711.00
EMS674 Cardiology for the Paramedic 4 $771.00
EMS677 Special Populations for the Paramedic 4 $720.00
Total Credits 15

Semester 3 – Summer
EMS654 EMS Operations 2 $400.50
EMS655 Transition to Paramedic Practice 4 $1036.00
Total Credits 6

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Student Success Specialist

Darla Palmer
Health Education and Services Center 205
319-296-2329 ext.1223
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Program Advisor

Marla Williams
Health Education and Services Center 222D
319-296-4428
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Greg Helmuth
Health Education and Services Center 223
319-296-2329 ext.1401
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Department Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4010
319-296-4051 (fax)
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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4457
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