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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 8,008
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies


Sioux City Campus
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Program Description

Students must be a certified EMT to enroll in the diploma program. 

This 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). 

The Emergency Medical Services — Paramedic program and the Paramedic Diploma program are accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088. 214-703-8445. Fax 214-703-8992. 

Western Iowa Tech’s Paramedic average passing rate for graduates in the National Registry computer exam is 76.9% for the year 2017. The retention average is 81.3% for 2017 with positive placement 92.3%. 


LaDonna Crilly, AAS Ext. 1286 Room L434

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


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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