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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program graduates are prepared to respond to emergency patient care and may work in diverse environments such as ambulance services, emergency rooms, urgent care facilities, treatment centers, corrections, rescue teams, airports, sports/entertainment centers; or as firefighters, law enforcement, paramedics, 911 dispatchers and more.

Anoka Technical College programs follow the National DOT curriculum and are approved by the State of Minnesota

STARTING SPRING 2021 - Available At Anoka-Ramsey Community College- Cambridge Campus  

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The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certificate is a nine (9)-credit program that prepares students for gainful employment in the field of Emergency Medical Services or to transition to further their EMS education. 

Successful completion of the certificate will:

  • Prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (Computer Based Exam)
  • Register the student with the American Heart Association for the Basic Life Support Provider Card
  • Prepare students to take the State of Minnesota skill test for Emergency Medical Technician professionals

Course Prerequisites

None

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.  

  1. Prepare entry-level EMS providers to be employable upon completion
  2. Provide up-to-date EMS education to all interested parties
  3. Be a sound, responsible partner to stakeholders in the EMS industry
  4. Create pathways of transferability to higher level EMS Education Programs
  5. Manage the finances of the program in a cost-effective, prudent manner

Background Study

Minnesota Law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and/or residents at a health care facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health; have a background study conducted by the state. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate at a clinical site. The student has the right to request reconsideration of the disqualification. For consideration to continue in the program the student must request reconsideration and provide a copy of such request. The student is responsible for requesting the commissioner to reconsider the disqualification.

Program Sequence

First Semester
9
EMED 1113
Emergency Medical Technician I
4
EMED 1114
Emergency Medical Technician II 5

Graduation Requirements

All Students completing the Emergency Medical program must complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher.

Accreditation/Certification

The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program follows the National DOT curriculum and is  approved by the State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).


Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and are found in many careers across the nation and beyond. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) hires encompasses all of those that respond to emergencies situations. EMTs are entry level EMS providers capable of performing life-saving interventions within their defined scope of practice.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Partnerships between the college and emergency health care industries further enhance the knowledge and skills of our students. With advanced training, students become more marketable as emergency providers in the emergency healthcare field. Education as an emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician (EMT) or an advanced emergency medical technician  (AEMT) can lead to a satisfying and fulfilling profession in the emergency medical system and enhances many careers throughout our nation’s workforce.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. 

The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certificate is a 18-credit program that prepares students for gainful employment in the field of EMS or to transition to further their EMS education.

Successful completion of the certificate will:
  • Prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (Computer Based Exam)
  • Register the student with the American Heart Association for the Basic Life Support Provider Card
  • Prepare students to take the State of Minnesota skill test for Emergency Medical Technician professionals

Course Prerequisites

EMED 1113, EMED 1114, and NREMT or/and Current State of Residency EMT Certification is a prerequisite for the other EMED courses.

Some courses may require appropriate test scores or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a "C" or better. 

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.  

  1. Prepare entry-level EMS providers to be employable upon completion
  2. Provide up-to-date EMS education to all interested parties
  3. Be a sound, responsible partner to stakeholders in the EMS industry
  4. Create pathways of transferability to higher level EMS Education Programs
  5. Manage the finances of the program in a cost-effective, prudent manner

Background Study

Minnesota Law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and/or residents at a health care facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health; have a background study conducted by the state. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate at a clinical site. The student has the right to request reconsideration of the disqualification. For consideration to continue in the program the student must request reconsideration and provide a copy of such request. The student is responsible for requesting the commissioner to reconsider the disqualification..

Program Sequence

First Semester
11
 EMED 1113
Emergency Medical Technician I
4
 EMED 1114
Emergency Medical Technician II
5
 HLTH 1040
Medical Terminology
2
OR
 
 BIOL 1102*
Medical Terminology
2
Second Semester  7
  BIOL 1106
Principles of Biology 4
 OR
   
 BIOL 1106*
Principles of Biology I 4
 Please choose one of the follwoing Communication courses
 SPCH 1200
Interpersonal Communication
3
 SPCH 1500 Intercultural Communication 3
 CMST 2200*
Interpersonal Communication
3
 CMST 2210*
Intercultural Communication
3
 *Theses courses are offered at ARCC Cambridge Campus

Graduation Requirements

All Students completing the Emergency Medical program must complete all courses with a grade of “C” or higher.

Accreditation/Certification

The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program follows the National DOT curriculum and is approved by the State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are found in many careers across the nation and beyond. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) hires encompasses all of those that respond to emergencies situations. EMTs are entry-level EMS providers capable of performing life-saving interventions within their defined scope of practice.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Partnerships between the college and emergency health care industries further enhance the knowledge and skills of our students. With advanced training, students become more marketable as emergency providers in the emergency healthcare field. Education as an emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician (EMT) or an advanced emergency medical technician  (AEMT) can lead to a satisfying and fulfilling profession in the emergency medical system and enhances many careers throughout our nation’s workforce.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. 

Awards

Certificate

Start

Fall: August
Spring: January

Locations

Anoka Technical College
Anoka-Ramsey Community College- Cambridge Campus

Contact

Brad Wright
BWright@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710