To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) domains.
Once per academic year beginning in the fall semester.
12 calendar months over the course of 3 consecutive semesters.
The program is divided into fall semester, spring semester, and summer term. The days/times during the fall semester are Monday thru Friday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and Tuesday thru Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm-3:50 pm. During the spring semester, classes meet during the same days/times, with the exception of Fridays when there will be no class. The summer term is scheduled for two mornings per week during the first five week session and one morning per week during the second five week session.
Students are required to complete 276 hours of clinical internship and 275 hours of field internship. These are started in the middle of the spring semester.
There is no application deadline.
There are no minimum requirements to apply. However, there are several pre-requisites that must be met prior to acceptance into the program.
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Des Moines Area Community College Paramedic Programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Summary for most recent (2018) student/graduate outcomes:
Retention Rate: 100%
Positive Job Placement Rate: 100%
NREMT Written Exam Pass Rate: 89.1%
No. A current state of Iowa EMT-Basic certification is required prior to acceptance into the program. You can receive more information on reciprocity by contacting the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of EMS. Their phone number is #1-866-227-9878
Yes. You will receive 46 credits for successful completion of the EMT-Paramedic certificate course. Successful completion of the AAS course is worth additional 22-26 credits.
Yes. You can contact a DMACC academic advisor and they can assist you with this process
DMACC tuition is $146 per credit hour for Iowa residents, $312 per credit hour for non-Iowa residents. Additional fees for the EMT-Paramedic program include textbooks, uniforms, background/immunization checks, and lab fees that will cost approximately $500.
If you are not currently enrolled at DMACC, your first step is to apply for admission to the college. If you're a current DMACC student, you'll need to complete a Change of Program form. Directions on how to do either of these can be found at the DMACC Admissions website.
Please note: Even though a student has applied for the program they are not accepted into the course until they have successfully met all of the pre-requisites.
You must provide documentation of immunity against mumps, measles, rubella (MMR), hepatitis B (a 3-shot series), diphtheria, tetanus, varicella, influenza, and proof that a tuberculosis skin test has been done within the last calendar year. These immunizations must be completed prior to any clinical/field internship rotations.
Yes. DMACC provides liability coverage throughout the course for your lab work, field and clinical rotations.
The maximum number of students accepted into each class is 24. Admission into the program is on a first-come, first-served basis for those individuals who have met the program's pre-requisites.
The best way to contact the instructor is via email. He can also be reached at (515) 964-6699 .