EMT and Paramedic Programs

Can you handle high-stakes pressure?

SCC's Emergency Medical Services program will teach you what it takes to make split-second decisions that could mean life or death. Learn how to succeed in a fast-paced career in health care. From delivering a baby to caring for the elderly to responding to accidents, EMS professionals are the first points of contact for patients needing emergency care.

Make a living out of saving lives.

Why EMS at SCC?

Make a Difference: Gain the skills to be the first responder, making a profound impact on people's lives in their most vulnerable moments.

Enjoy Job Security: Join a field with a constant demand for skilled professionals, ensuring stability and growth in your career.

Get Hands-On Experience: Dive into the action with practical training, simulations, and clinical rotations, preparing you for real-world challenges.

Learn in High-tech Simulation Lab: Hone your skills in our ambulance simulator as you treat lifelike medical manikins.

Build Team Spirit: Form lasting connections with a supportive community of healthcare pros dedicated to saving lives.

What you’ll learn

Life-Saving Techniques: Master critical interventions and life-saving procedures to become a proficient emergency care provider.

Rapid Assessment: Develop sharp assessment skills to quickly and accurately identify patient needs, ensuring timely care.

Effective Communication: Learn to communicate efficiently with medical teams and patients, a crucial skill in emergency situations.

Cutting-Edge Technology: Stay ahead by working with the latest medical technologies and equipment used in the field.

Field Exposure: Apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios during clinical rotations and internships, gaining invaluable hands-on experience.

Did you know?

We work closely with most area ambulance services. Chances are, you'll get to know your future employer before you even graduate.

Key classes you’ll take

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

What you can do after finishing this program

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Emergency Room Technician
  • Firefighter/EMT

Programs of study

Paramedic Certificate

The EMT-Paramedic program prepares you to take the National Registry exam for certification as a Paramedic.

Paramedic AAS Degree

Earn an associate degree while preparing to take the National Registry exam for certification as a Paramedic


Accreditation Information

The Southeastern Community College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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

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Paramedic Program Outcomes

EMT Certificate

The Emergency Medical Technician program prepares you to take the National Registry exam for certification as an EMT.


EMT Program accredited by the State of Iowa.

Contact Us

West Burlington Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 208-5155
Text: (319) 250-7144
Email: admissionswb@scciowa.edu

Keokuk Campus Admissions
Call: (319) 313-1923
Text: (319) 220-3266
Email: admissionskeo@scciowa.edu

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