Course Catalog

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate

West Burlington Campus

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There are three program tracks. This page is for the Emergency Medical Technician Certificate. If you are interested in another Emergency Medical Services program, please click on the appropriate link below:
Paramedic Certificate
Paramedic AAS

The Emergency Medical Technician curriculum is designed to prepare the student for the National Registry exam for certification as a EMT.

The EMT classes are offered in both night and day part-time format.

West Burlington campus

*Health professions student outcomes are available on the Consumer Information page.

Admission standards apply to this program. Students must be at least seventeen years of age. All other eligibility requirements must be met.

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate awarded after completion of EMS-201, which is offered in both fall and spring semesters.

Summary Sheet

The summary sheet provides a program overview and other information.

Download the Summary Sheet.

Curriculum Sequence


Fall OR Spring Semester Course Title Credit
EMS-201 Emergency Medical Technician 7
TOTAL CREDITS 7

EMS-201 - Emergency Medical Technician

Lecture: 5

Lab: 2

On Job Training: 4

Credit: 7

This course is designed to instruct a student to the level of emergency medical technician who serves as a vital link in the chain of the health care team. Southeastern Community College's training program follows the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT curriculum. This course includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service. Southeastern Community College is approved by the Iowa State Department of Public Health (Bureau of EMS). Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry's practical and written exam for EMT certification. Students must be 17 years old to enroll. Prerequisite: Current basic life support certification (health care providers module).

James Steffen - Assistant Professor - Emergency Medical Services

Email: jsteffen@scciowa.edu
AAS, Southeastern Community College
BA, Bellevue University