EMT class starts October 5; Tuition assistance available

More EMTs greatly needed in area

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in Waukon through video conferencing broadcast from Calmar. This 138-hour course will begin Tuesday, October 5.

Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the pre-hospital setting, and patient transportation.

The class meets two nights per week, from 6-10 p.m. each of those nights, and clinicals will be held in-person. Students who successfully complete this class will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) certification examination. With this certification, individuals are able to volunteer on their own community’s ambulance service or rescue squad, as well as be prepared for careers in emergency services. NICC has received a grant to cover 70% of the tuition cost for this course so generous tuition assistance is available.

To register online for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course or for more information, visit www.nicc.edu/solutions or call NICC Business and Community Solutions at 844-642-2338, ext. 1399. For more information about local EMT service opportunities, contact Diane Butikofer, RN, ER/EMS Supervisor at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.