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Emergency Medical Technician — Certificate (9 credits)
Emergency Medical Services — Certificate (19 credits)
Emergency Medical Services | Paramedic — Associate in Applied Science (72 credits)
Emergency Medical Services | Paramedic - Diploma (59 credits)
Paramedic for the Experienced EMT – Associate in Applied Science (60 credits)
Paramedic for the Experienced EMT – Diploma (47 credits)

About the Program


The Century College 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. Today, we continue to be a leader in EMS and public safety education in the area.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Learning Outcomes


Emergency Medical Services - Certificate 19 Credits

  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to the role of EMS.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role as an EMS provider.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in written and verbal form.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making and critical thinking skill abilities.
  • Demonstrate affective behavior, acumen, and rapport with patients and healthcare colleagues.

Program Highlights


  • Instructors are currently certified as an EMT, Paramedic or Registered Nurse and remain active patient care providers in EMS and/or the hospital setting
  • State-of-the-art skills lab including a full-scale ambulance simulator, a full scale motor vehicle, a wide range of manikins including Sim-Man ™ and Sim-Baby ™ and industry-current equipment
  • Medical direction provided by Paul Satterlee, MD and Joe Madigan MD
  • Partnerships with 916 and OEC allow smooth transition from High School to College
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities with Century’s Public Safety, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement career programs

Gainful Employment Program Information


Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Chris Caulkins 651.779.5743 chris.caulkins@century.edu Room 1242 East
Kim Schmitzer 651.779.5798 kim.schmitzer@century.edu Room 1242 East
Dave Borrett 651.748.2612 david.borrett@century.edu Room 1246 East
Lynda Goerisch 651.773.1720 lynda.goerisch@century.edu Room 1222 East