Iowa Western Community College

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

EMTThe AEMT course will provide the student with training for management of pre-hospital hemorrhage and shock with emphasis on a comprehensive assessment. This course will also provide the student the opportunity to apply past and current cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills in a supervised clinical or field setting.

This course is strong in developing an understanding the Pathophysiology of the human body and pharmacology of selected medications. This course follows the Iowa Department of Public Health - Bureau of EMS's AEMT revised curriculum. This course will involve classroom, practical labs, and clinical field internship settings. 

This course is excellent for providers in rural areas!


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Traditional Format (22 - 4 hour sessions)
Approx. 22 weeks

This course is the standard face to face format with lectures and labs done in the classroom 4 hours (one evening) per week on week nights, week days, or Saturdays. There will be some online work required in this course. A minimum of 82 hours of internship are completed, outside of class, in the last half of the course.

This course has all of the classroom activities (lecture, discussions, quizzes, exams, puzzles, and more) done on the internet. It is not a self-paced course. The weekly assignments are due on Monday by midnight. The class will meet in person for 32 hours of skill labs (usually four Saturdays for 8 hours each). The dates and times are decided in the first week of the course. Students MUST have access to high-speed internet and be comfortable using a computer!  Students should also be highly motivated and be able to manage their time well. A minimum of 82 hours of internship are completed, outside of class, in the last half of the course.

Fee $1095 

  • This fee includes tuition and malpractice insurance. Written exam, practical exam, and state application fees are not included.
  • If billed to your service, a letter from that department indicating financial responsibility must be submitted before the first night of class.


"Advanced EMT, A Clinical Reasoning Approach"
Authors: Melissa Alexander and Richard Belle
Published by: Pearson/Brandy Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 9780135030431


You must provide Iowa Western Community College with the following documentation on the first night of class:
  • A copy of your current Iowa EMT (or EMT-B) certification.
  • Documentation of having a TB test from your doctor/nurse/clinic (no older than 6 months).
  • A copy of your American Heart Association or American Red Cross Healthcare Provider CPR card.


  • Must hold current and active Iowa EMT Certification.
  • Must be certified in American Heart Association or American Red Cross Healthcare Provider level CPR prior to applying and throughout course and provide a copy of the card prior to the first class session.
  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of enrollment.
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing & speaking English.
  • Must be physically able to perform all functions of an AEMT.
  • Must have written documentation of TB test (no older than 6 months).
  • Must provide own stethoscope.
  • Must submit to drug screening, physical and background checks.
Attendance for class orientation on the first session is mandatory!

Iowa Western Community College Paramedic program, on the Council Bluffs campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( 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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992