Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Education Program
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Education Program is conducted on campus during the fall and spring semesters, meeting one, eight-hour day each week. The EMT program meets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The EMT program is a hybrid course where the lecture materials are delivered online. As readings and traditional lecture materials are provided online, this program will require a considerable independent study commitment from the student.
Three, eight-week EMT academy-style classes are held during the summer term.
The course consists of online course delivery and 120 hours of classroom and skills lab time that includes skills instructions, scenarios, and simulations. The student must schedule outside of class time one in-hospital emergency department rotation and two EMS rotations where they will observe and assist with the assessment and management patients.
This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to obtain certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) which will lead to Iowa certification as an EMT. The EMSLRC EMT program adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards.
All courses are filled at this time.
All applicants must:
- Be 17 years of age at the time of enrollment
- Submit a completed online application and pay the $50 registration fee
- Non-refundable Seat Fee $350.00
- Be proficient in speaking, reading, and writing the English language
- Successfully complete a criminal background check approved by the Education Program
- Complete the University of Iowa Health Science Student Health Screen and submit a Student Health Immunization Form
- Be mentally and physically capable of performing the essential duties of an EMT
The tuition for the full-time EMT Training Program is $1600.00 which includes the cost of books. All tuition must be paid in full two weeks prior to the first day of class and is subject to change.
|Non-refundable Application Fee||$50.00|
|Non-refundable Seat Fee||$350.00|
|Criminal Background Check||$65.00|
|Certification and Testing||$150.00|
|Parking (if required)||$60.00|
|Health Requirements for Clinical||Variable|
Upon successful completion of the course, student candidates will take the practical skills certification examination endorsed by the State of Iowa. Successful completion of the program will allow the student candidate to take the National Registry of EMTs computerize written certification examination. Out-of-state applicants should check with their state regarding requirements for recognition of EMSLRC training and National Registry certification at the EMT level.
|EMSLRC Students attempting the NREMT exam||76||85||76|
|NREMT Program First Attempt Pass||90%||79%||74%|
|NREMT Program Third Attempt Pass||95%||88%||83%|
|NREMT Program All Attempts Pass||97%||88%||83%|
|NREMT Program National First Attempt Pass*||68%||69%||69%|
|Eligible to retest/Did not complete all attempts||3%||12%||17%|
*Percentage of all persons in the U.S. who attempted and passed the NREMT exam on the first attempt.
The EMT Education Program offered by the EMS Learning Resources Center at UI Hospitals & Clinics has been approved for private student loans. You are not required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit the website for the University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid for more information. Short-term secured loans may be available through local lending institutions to assist qualified applicants. This course has been approved for veterans and military educational funds.