The Eastern Iowa Community College's Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health
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Clearwater, Florida 33756
Paramedic Course (National Paramedic): Includes 525 hours didactic, with additional minimum clinical (200 hours) & field internship, competency based, minimum field/internship (300 hours).
The Paramedic Course is available for college credit through articulation, or non-credit. The Paramedic Course is a 40 week program based on the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards which were developed in 2009 by the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) in cooperation with National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) which is the foundation of knowledge and skills of the EMT-Paramedic. The goal of the EMT-Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains without exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, and/or Emergency Medical Technician- Basic, and/or First Responder levels. The Paramedic Program is based on 5 major Divisions which includes didactic, clinical & field internship. In addition, the Paramedic
Program includes 6 certification courses: BCLS Instructor, PALS, ACLS, PHTLS, NRP, and PEPP Certifications. The EMS student must be a current Iowa EMT-Basic/EMT, an Iowa EMT-Intermediate,
Advanced EMT, or an Iowa Paramedic with current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR, or American Red
Cross equivalent, and have a High School Diploma or GED to be eligible to take the course. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible for the National Registry EMT-Paramedic Practical & Written Examinations. Upon successful completion of the National Registry examinations, the student will be eligible to receive a State of Iowa, EMT-Paramedic certification. The National Paramedic is the highest trained pre-hospital care provider in the State of Iowa.
1. Must be able to read, write and speak English at the college level.
2. Must be physically able to perform the skills required of EMS personnel.
3. Must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school, or its equivalent.
4. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrollment.
5. Must possess a current State of Iowa EMT-Basic/EMT, Iowa EMT-Intermediate/85,
Advanced EMT, or Iowa EMT-Paramedic certification. If you do not have an Iowa
certification, please call 563-336-3444 for assistance.
6. Must possess a current American Heart Association CPR card which validates training in
obstructed airway, AED and CPR for adults, children, and infants.
If interested, please call the EICC EMS Department at 563-336-3444.