Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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- Paramedic Fire Science — Associate in Applied Science (68 credits)
- Paramedic — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
- Paramedic — Diploma (47 credits)
- Community Paramedic — Certificate (12 credits)
- Emergency Medical Technician — Certificate (9 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 program. Today, we continue to be a leader in EMS and public safety education in the area. Students will:
- Perform in a critical role as a health care provider during challenging situations
- Experience the thrill of saving lives in high-tech simulations and real-world emergency situations
- Perform detailed medical and trauma patient assessments using advanced medical and diagnostic equipment
- Work alongside professionals in clinical experiences including ambulance ride-along, emergency rooms, and hospitals
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- Faculty are well-credentialed, experienced experts in the field of EMS and are all currently working in the field. Review full-time faculty bios.
- State-of-the-art skills lab including 2 full-scale ambulance simulators, a motor vehicle simulator, a wide range of manikins including Sim-Man™, Sim-Baby™, Mega-code Kid™, and industry-current equipment;
- Medical direction is provided by Charles Lick, MD, Kacia Engel, MD, and Joey Duren, MD;
- Partnerships with 916 and OEC allow a smooth transition from High School to College;
- Interdisciplinary opportunities with Century’s Public Safety, Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement career programs;
- Articulation agreements with area four-year institutions, including Bethel University, St. Mary’s University, and Metropolitan State University.
- Clinical placement at the metro’s high-acuity healthcare organization.
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Planning for Your Program
Cost & Financial Aid
Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota as a two-year public community and technical college, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
The Higher Learning Commission accredits Century College, and our programs qualify for financial aid, including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.
Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th Street North
Seminole, FL 33775
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Advanced planning is critical when you transfer.
Transfer Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements help students transfer to four-year institutions.