Emergency Medical Services

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      Mary Briones
      Associate Director of Health
      563- 336-3447

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      Kelsey VenHorst
      FAX 563-441-4101

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Program Description

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.

EMS students in lab working on response techniques with instructors

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.

Award Options

  • Associate in Applied Science - Emergency Medical Services

  • Certificate - EMT - Basic

  • Certificate - EMT - Intermediate

  • Certificate - EMT - Paramedic

Job Outlook

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 than $51,370.

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.