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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 12,480
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus
You can get free tuition for this program through the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship. To apply for free tuition, start by filling out your FAFSA.

Program Description

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 AAS Degree offers a comprehensive course of study that prepares the graduate to sit for the EMT and EMT-Paramedic certification examinations as well as meet the requirements for 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 (www.caahep.org) 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. www.caahep.org. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088. 214-703-8445. Fax 214-703-8992. www.coaemsp.org. 

Western Iowa Tech’s Paramedic average passing rate for graduates in the National Registry computer exam is 72.2% for the year 2018. The retention average is 78.3%  with positive placement 77.8%.

This program prepares the student for licensure in Iowa. WITCC has not made a determination as to whether the program curriculum meets all other state’s educational requirements for licensure or certification. If you wish to work outside the state of Iowa please contact the state agency in which you hope to work for details about licensure or certification.


EMS Department Ext. 1109 Room L434 EMS@witcc.edu
Diane Hargens, Ext. 4219 Room B107 diane.hargens@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
EMS 217 Emergency Medical Technician 7
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
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



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4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
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