Academic Programs

Paramedic Diploma

Diploma
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

Students must be a certified EMT to enroll in the diploma program. The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program provides information and skill training to initiate and maintain treatment for medical, trauma, and cardiac emergencies.

The Paramedic is the highest level of emergency responder training. The Paramedic diploma offers a comprehensive course of study that prepares the graduate to sit for the EMT-P certification examination as well as meeting the requirements for the degree. The course offerings also apply toward the AAS degree.

Graduates are prepared to deliver emergency care to patients prior to their arrival at a hospital. Students are trained in life support procedures performed by following orders of the physicians or by following standard operating protocols. Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write the certification examination for the EMT-P (Paramedic).

Full-time paid EMTs and paramedics will be needed to replace unpaid volunteers. It is becoming increasing difficult for emergency medical services to recruit and retain unpaid volunteers because of the amount of training and the large time commitment these positions require. As a result, more paid EMTs and paramedics are needed.

Furthermore, as a large segment of the population aging members of the baby boom generation becomes more likely to have medical emergencies, demand will increase for EMTs and paramedics. There also will still be demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas. 

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
EMS 540 NSC Paramedic I...................................................... 13
EMS 541 Clinical I...................................................................... 3
EMS 810 Advanced Cardiac Life Support................................. 1
EMS 820 Prehospital Trauma Life Support................................ 1
EMS 545 NSC Paramedic II..................................................... 13
EMS 546 Clinical II..................................................................... 3
EMS 815 Advanced Pediatric Life Support................................ 1
EMS 825 Advanced Medical Life Support................................. 1
EMS 547 Field Internship........................................................... 1
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3

Program Total............................................................ 44

Contacts

LaDonna Crilly, AAS Ext. 1286 Room L434 ladonna.crilly@witcc.edu
Dar Raye Hunwardsen, Ext. 1475 Room B114 darraye.hunwardsen@witcc.edu
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
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