The Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community College Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
program prepares students for successful completion of the Iowa/National Emergency
Medical Technician Basic and Paramedic certifying exams. The EMS program provides
graduates with the tools to adapt to public expectations and to take leadership roles
in the evolution of prehospital patient care.
Graduates will experience enhanced career opportunities because they will possess
the skills and knowledge necessary to take proactive roles in Emergency Medical Services
research, quality improvement, public education and system management.
- Associate in Applied Science - Emergency Medical Services
- Certificate - EMT - Basic
- Certificate - EMT - Intermediate
- Certificate - EMT - Paramedic
Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow 33
percent between 2010 and 2020, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations.
Earnings of EMTs and paramedics depend on the employment setting and geographic location
of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. Median annual wages of EMTs
and paramedics are $30,360. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.13 and $18.28.
The lowest 10 percent earned less than $19,710, and the top 10 percent earned more
Companies that have hired graduates
EMS graduates are employed at fire departments, emergency services providers, hospitals
organizations and clinics throughout the Clinton, Muscatine and Scott County area.
We’re extremely proud that our Paramedics program is certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is THE national certifying organization for allied health programs.
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