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About the Program

The paramedic and fire services fields have a long history of serving the public with tremendous honor and courage. Individuals who dedicate themselves to the paramedic and fire service professions not only gain the satisfaction of helping others in their greatest moment of need, but become part of public safety communities where they feel acceptance and belonging.

The NEW Paramedic Fire Science Associate of Applied Science degree at Century College is unique - integrating the roles of emergency medical services and firefighting into emergency response practice. This degree is Minnesota’s first combined degree program. It is an innovative, flexible degree option that will prepare students to work in a high-demand career in a dual role (paramedic & firefighter) response agency. 

  • Flexibility – a significant portion of the classroom education is delivered through online learning, the degree can be completed in 1 year, and the program is structured to be conducive to working adults living in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and beyond;
  • Experience – gain practical field experience in both an advanced life support ambulance and fire apparatus;
  • Instruction – learn from dedicated faculty who have years of real-world, life-saving experience and are current practitioners.

Program Highlights

  • Faculty and other program staff are well credentialed and experienced experts in the field of EMS and fire Services. All are currently working in the field. Review full-time faculty bios.
  • 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 and Kacia Engel, MD
  • 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

Open House - Monday, August 12, 2019

Join us for a Paramedic Fire Science open house on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. The Paramedic Fire Science program will start in August.

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