Paramedic Certificate Option Courses

Program Details
Award Certificate
Credits 48
Enrollment Full-time
Program Start Fall

Prior to the first day of classes you will be required to complete all of the following background screenings: Drug screening, criminal background, sex offender, and adult/dependent abuse background checks. Failing a drug screening or background check will result in dismissal from the program.

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

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. 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.

Students must achieve a minimum "C-" grade in all courses required to complete the program.

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Term 0 — Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $859.00
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $898.00
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 $420.00
Total Credits 10
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $2,177.00

Term 1 — 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 2 — 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 3 — 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
Email Johnathan Cockrell

Administrative Assistant

Health Education and Services Center 222


Science and Health Sciences

Troy Moran, Ed. D
Tama Hall 110B
Email Troy Moran

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