Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Fire Science

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Fire Science

Become an EMT

Are you a quick-thinker looking to enter a fast-paced health career? If you do well in emergency situations, have an interest in the medical field, and are looking for hands-on learning, this rigorous academy program might be for you!

Students learn pre-hospital emergency care skills such as maintaining an airway to assist patient’s breathing, safely transferring and positioning patients, and  safely removing a trapped patient from a vehicle.

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Certification Opportunities

  • EMT Certification
  • First Aid
  • CPR

FIR-213: Principles of Emergency Services

FIR-400: Emergency Safety and Survival

EMS-255: EMT I

EMS-350: EMT II

EMS-365: EMT II Clinical

HSC-117: Basic Medical Technology

HSC-205: Explorations of Health Careers


Exact courses may vary. Contact your high school counselor or nearest Kirkwood location for full details.

Average Salaries

Paramedic
$40,000

Nurse/BSN
$70,650

EMT
$34,500


Based on available Iowa salary data at www.bls.gov

Students are required to have the following vaccinations to be eligible for clinical experience: Hepatitis B vaccination series, MMR, TDAP, Varicella, seasonal Influenza, and a two-step or annual TB test.


If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending Kirkwood, specific transfer information can be found here.