Delivery: A mix of daytime and blended online classes for the didactic portion of the program*
Start: Fall or Spring Semester; Full-time only
Prerequisite and General Education/MnTC courses are available in a mix of daytime, evening, and online classes; Fall, Spring, and Summer; Full- or Part-Time
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic-Associate in Applied Science (69 credits)
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic-Diploma (56 credits)
About the Program
Admission into this program requires a special application and is highly competitive. The college may not be able to accept all applicants that meet the minimum admission standards.
Century College’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) program began in 1972 with Minnesota’s first state-approved EMT program, and the following year, we offered one of the region’s first paramedic programs. To date, more than 1,100 paramedics have graduated from Century College. We prepare our students to deliver high quality advanced pre-hospital emergency care through a tradition of excellence that meets the high standard of instruction set by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Paramedics possess the highly skilled techniques of advanced life support and emergency care procedures. Career opportunities are available with hospitals, clinics, ambulance services, police, fire, and rescue departments. The Paramedic program major meets the criteria for the education of paramedics as recommended by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
NOTE: All students will be required to purchase an iPad 2 or higher for use in the Paramedic Program. This will support the use of electronic textbooks, medical applications, and clinical materials. The iPad will replace the need for many of the traditional textbooks and educational materials and will be a cost savings for students. Questions can be directed to Kim Schmitzer, Paramedic Faculty, at 651.779.5798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Delivery of courses for the didactic portion of the program, which is roughly the first half of the program, is a mix of daytime and blended online classes. Clinical and field internships are held during the second portion of the program and are often the most difficult part to manage as they are potentially on any day of the week, all hours of the day, and may be scheduled or changed on short notice. A flexible schedule is essential.
Since 1987 the Century College Paramedic program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Application Requirements for Paramedic AAS Degree and Paramedic Diploma
* Not accepted as Goal 1 in Nursing-Paramedic Mobility Track
Successful completion of EMS 1201 with a grade of C or better. Note: This course may or may not be offered depending upon demand; OR Experienced EMTs (working two years) that have reregistered at least once or have documentation of 100 patient contacts. These must be completed after EMT certification. The run log must include the date, nature of the run, and involvement. Each page must also include the supervisor's signature and phone number. OR
If the applicant is an emergency department technician (EDT), registered nurse (RN), or has military medical experience (MOS 68W or equivalent), a minimum of 100 patient contacts while certified as an EMT are required. These patient contacts must be within the past 24 months. An RN, unlike the other means of experience, may be in their first EMT certification period. Military medical experience must be in the last five years.
Potential Job Titles
EMS Paramedic Technology - AAS 76 Credits
EMS- Paramedic Technician - Diploma 56 Credits
The EMS program at Century is licensed to teach EMR, EMT, and Paramedic curriculum by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.Gainful Employment Program Information
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Program Contact Information
Chris Caulkins, Program Director
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