EMT Class starting soon in person and in Waukon; Tuition assistance available

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions will be offering an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course in Waukon beginning the end of March. This 138-hour course will conclude the end of July.

This will be an in-person class held right here locally in Waukon, which is a huge advantage to students attending. Another huge advantage is that NICC has received a grant to cover 70% of the tuition for this course so generous tuition assistance is available, keeping the class costs under $400.

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 providing patient transportation.

The class meets two nights per week, from 6-10 p.m. each night, 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 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.

For more information, contact Jacob Dougherty, Paramedic, EMS Supervisor, or Cheryl Livingston, Paramedic, Class Instructor, at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.