Behavioral & Health Sciences Department


Paramedic is a unique, four-year program of study designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Bible and theology and the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to expedite quality emergency care to critically ill and injured patients. Paramedic coursework is offered through a cooperative agreement with the Northeast Iowa Community College.

Associate of Arts & Bachelor of Science
Time to Complete
4 Years
Program Director
Krista Iverson
Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology major outcomes, the student will meet the outcomes established by Northeast Iowa Community College for the A.A.S. Paramedic program. See the NICC website at for up-to-date program requirements and outcomes.

Program Admission
  1. Meet all admission requirements of Emmaus Bible College.
  2. Complete application for admission to Northeast Iowa Community College.
  3. Declare intent to pursue the cooperative program in Paramedic.
  4. Meet all Paramedic program admission requirements of Northeast Iowa Community College.
  5. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Bible/Theology program.
  6. Iowa EMT certification is required prior to Third Year. Students must show an active EMT card or take EMS:220 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) as a non-credit or 8-credit option.
  7. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
Program Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 122 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 36 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. At least 36 semester credit hours must be earned at Northeast Iowa Community College.
  5. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  6. Complete all program and graduation requirements of Northeast Iowa Community College.
  7. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (30.5 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
  • Praxis of Interpretation (BT 320)
  • Biblical and Practical Theology of Transformation (BT 352)
  • Two of the following Theology Electives (6 credits):
    • God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
    • Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
    • Church and Final Things (BT 331)
  • Servant Leader Training Seminar (CCS 115)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Chapel (CCS 110)
Paramedic (42 credits)
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology and Lab (BIO:158/160)
  • Paramedic Level 1 (EMS:270)
  • Paramedic Level II (EMS:664)
  • Paramedic Level III (EMS:622)

Courses at Northeast Iowa Community College.

General Studies (37.5 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
  • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
  • English Composition (ENG 101)
  • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
  • Composition II (ENG:106)
  • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
  • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 or 2 (HIS 235/236)
  • Christian Life and Worldview* (HUM 111)
  • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)
  • Introduction to Human Biology and Lab (SCI 241/242)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC:110)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits)

*meets Bible-Related requirement
Courses at Northeast Iowa Community College.

Program Planner

Get a more detailed look at the 4 year course plan for the Associate of Applied Science in Paramedic & Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology