Emergency Medical Services, Associate in Applied Science Degree
Accreditation for Emergency Medical Services Program
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. We’re also happy to report that our students do great on their certification tests. EICC’s Paramedic Program National Registry pass rate is 93 percent.
Program Description for Emergency Medical Services
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.
Award Options for Emergency Medical Services
- Associate in Applied Science - Emergency Medical Services
- Certificate - EMT
- Certificate - Advanced Emergency Medical Technician
Job Outlook for Emergency Medical Services
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 of the Emergency Medical Services Program
EMS graduates are employed at fire departments, emergency services providers, hospitals organizations and clinics throughout the Clinton, Muscatine and Scott County area.