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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.

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 ™, Sim-Baby ™, Mega-code Kid™ and industry-current equipment
  • Medical direction provided by Charles Lick, 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


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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.