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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog

Emergency Medical Services, AAS

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Campus: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) AAS program prepares graduates for successful completion of the National Registry EMT Psychomotor and Cognitive Examinations as well as the National Registry Paramedic Psychomotor and Cognitive Examinations. With passing results, the student will receive State of Iowa EMT and Paramedic certifications. The Paramedic is the highest trained pre-hospital care provider in the State of Iowa. 

Graduates will have the tools to adapt to public expectations and to take leadership roles in the evolution of prehospital patient care and may experience enhanced career opportunities.  They will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to take proactive roles in Emergency Medical Services research, quality improvement, public education, and system management.

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, applicants to this program must meet specific program admission criteria. The application process and admission requirements for the EMS, AAS can be found at https://eicc.edu/future-students/our-programs/ems/

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Emergency Medical Services program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to function as a competent entry-level paramedic in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.
  2. Demonstrate the skills required for the National Registry certification cognitive exam.
  3. Demonstrate the skills required for the National Registry Psychomotor exam.

Plan of Study

Term Total: 17.50 Credits

Term Total: 13.00 Credits

Term Total: 19.00 Credits

Term Total: 18.00 Credits

Term 5

Term Total: 3.00 Credits

Emergency Medical Services, AAS Total: 70.50 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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