ParamedicThe Paramedic program prepares the student to be a National Registry–certified Paramedic. Paramedics provide medical care in pre–hospital or emergency settings, operating through orders or protocols from a medical control physician. Skills include cardiac monitor interpretation, IV initiation, drug administration, advanced airway maneuvers, and trauma care. Students will complete hospital clinical time and ambulance ride time with area facilities.

Students meeting all program and graduation requirements receive an Associate of Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) and will be eligible to take national certification testing.


Students with a current EMS certification qualify for advanced standing in the program.

Program Details

Campus: Ottumwa
Entry: Summer or Winter Term
Length: 8 terms (24 months)
Program: Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Outcomes from (2013-2015)
Program Outcomes 3-Year Average
Ultimate NREMT Pass Rate 94%
Retention Rate 67%
Employment Rate 94%
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Paramedic Core

The Paramedic Core option offers an alternative format for completing the core courses of the Paramedic A.A.S. degree program. Upon successful program completion, students are prepared to be a National Registry–certified Paramedic.

Program Details

Campus: Ottumwa and Centerville
Entry: Ottumwa: Summer or Winter Term | Centerville: Fall Term
Length: 7 terms (21 months)
Program: Diploma

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Joshua Hemminger BA, EMT-P, EMS Program Director
phone: (641) 683-5122 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5122

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