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Paramedic

The 60-credit Paramedic program at Anoka Technical College exists to educate candidates to be able to successfully complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor exams and be competent entry-level employees.

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

 Paramedic Information Session - Minnesota State Week 
Date
Time
Room 
Tuesday, Oct. 13  1 pm  Anoka Tech Auditorium

The 60-credit Paramedic program at Anoka Technical College exists to educate candidates to be able to successfully complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) cognitive and psychomotor exams and be competent entry-level employees.

Admission Requirement

Program Admission requirements must show proof of the following:

  • State of MN (or current residence) EMT certificate or must have completed EMT courses and be eligible to take EMT exams.
  • AHA BLS Provider or equivalent
  • Medical Terminology
  • BIOL 1106, Principles of Biology, or equivalent or completion of Biology-base Anatomy and Physiology I course
Submit as a complete PDF file during the application period to enrollmentservices@anokatech.edu

Course Prerequisites

Must be accepted into the Paramedic major to register for classes.

Program Learning Outcomes

"To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels."-Required by Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Programs (CoA)

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

TOTAL CREDITS
60
Fall Semester
EMED 1500
Operations /Trauma
4
EMED 1505
Paramedic Skills I 3
EMED 1510 Trauma Provider 1
EMED 1515 Ambulance Clinical I 1
BIOL 2100 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
 TOTAL   13
Spring Semester
EMED 1600 Cardiology/Pulmonology 4
EMED 1605 Paramedic Skills II 3
EMED 1610 Pharmacology for Paramedics 2
EMED 1615 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
BIOL 2200 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
TOTAL   14
Summer Semester
EMED 1700 Ambulance Clinical II
2
EMED 1705 Hospital Clinical I
2
EMED 1710 Support Services Clinical
2
SPCH 1200 Interpersonal Communication 3
 OR    
SPCH 1500 Intercultural Communication 3
TOTAL
  9
Fall Semester 
EMED 2500 Medical Emergencies and Special Populations 4
EMED 2505
Paramedic Skills III
2
EMED 2510
Emergency Department Clinical
2
PSYC 1506
Lifespan Development 
4
TOTAL
  12
Spring Semester 
EMED 2600
Ambulance Clinical III
7
EMED 2605
Pediatric Provider Course 
1
EMED 2610
Hospital Clinical II
2
EMED 2615
Airway Clinical 
1
EMED 2620
Program Summative 
1
TOTAL   12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Graduation Requirements

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

Transfer Opportunities

The Paramedic program has an articulated partnership with Metropolitan State University for a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Systems Studies

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

Industry Information

The paramedic profession is an emerging, rapidly changing profession. Paramedics work in ambulances (in populated areas) and are also working in hospitals, urgent care centers, and other areas of health care. As with other healthcare professions, the future need is great. The paramedic profession continues to evolve.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

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

Accreditation & Credentials

Our Paramedic Program has received a Letter of Review (LoR) from the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAMESP) and is granted temporary accreditation status until a site visit can cohort can be completed. That is accreditation granted by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
214-703-8445