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Entry-Level Firefighter (Cert) Fire Science (Dipl)
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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 13,706
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Fire Fighter/Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus

Program Description


The Fire Fighter/Paramedic program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a firefighter. By pairing the Firefighter diploma with the existing EMS Paramedic diploma, students can obtain the AAS degree thus fulfilling the ever-growing demand for employees in this field. Current trends show increasing EMS related calls for fire service employees and this paring of offerings will increase student employability. Students must meet entrance requirements for the Paramedic program and be a certified EMT in the State of Iowa or National Registry before enrolling in Term 4 of the program.


Bill Koontz, Project Manager, Ext. 1358 Room B115

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
FIR 145 Strategy and Tactics 3
FIR 320 Essentials of Firefighter I 4
FIR 141 Fire Fighter II 2
ENG 105 Composition I 3
PEA 148 Physical Fitness I 2
FIR 149 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
FIR 184 Hazardous Materials Technician 3
EMS 217 Emergency Medical Technician 7
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 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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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400