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Paramedic Information Sessions
Date Time Location
 Friday, December 9
Room 153

Program Information

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.


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)

Career Opportunities

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.

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

Accreditation & Credentials

The Anoka Technical College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.

To contact CoAEMSP:

Graduation Outcomes

Graduating Cohort Outcome Report
 2019*  2020*
 NREMT/State Written Exam  0  0
 Retention  0  0
 Positive (Job) Placement  0  0

 The Anoka Technical College Paramedic program began in fall 2019.
* No graduates during the 2019 reporting year.
* No graduates during the 2020 reporting year.

Admission Requirement

Select either option 1 or 2

☐ Option 1: Placement Requirements
 Reading Comprehension:
☐ Accuplacer Score of 250 or higher or classic equivalent (within past 5 years)
☐ Qualifying ACT/SAT/ or MCA Reading score (21/480/1047, within past 5 years)
☐ ATC READ 0900/0960 (grade of C or higher within past 3 years)
☐ One previously completed college-level reading-intensive course with a “C” grade or better
☐ Placement as per recommendations by MN State system office (if applicable)
☐ (Any) Arithmetic Accuplacer score (within past 2 years)
☐ Qualifying ACT/SAT/or MCA Math score (20/530/1148, within past 5 years)
☐ One previously completed college-level math course with a “C” grade or better
☐ Placement as per recommendations by MN State system office (if applicable)
 ☐ Option 2: Previous two- or four-year degree from an accredited college. Please provide transcript for any non-MN State school.


 Please provide documentation of the following:
☐ Current State Certification of EMT or completion of EMT courses with the eligibility to take EMT exams
☐ Current CPR: American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider, American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, or current First Responders Card
Preferred Additional Requirements:
☐ Completion of Principles of Biology (BIOL 1106) or equivalent course
☐ Completion of Medical Terminology (HLTH 1040) or equivalent course

Submit as a complete PDF file during the application period to

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.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Program Sequence

 MnTC General Education Requirements
 This program requires completion of the following fifteen credits of general education from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
 BIOL 2100
 Anatomy & Physiology I (Goal 2&3) 4
 BIOL 2200
 Anatomy & Physiology II (Goal 2&3) 4
 PSYC 1506
 Lifespan Development (Goal 5) 4
 SPCH 1200 Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1&7) or SPCH 1500 Intercultural Communication (Goal 1&7) 3
 Fall Semester
 BIOL 2100  Anatomy & Physiology I 4
 EMED 1500
 Operations /Trauma
 EMED 1505
 Paramedic Skills I 3
 EMED 1511
 Pharmacology for Paramedics 2
Spring Semester
 BIOL 2200
 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
 EMED 1600  Cardiology/Pulmonology 4
 EMED 1605  Paramedic Skills II 3
 EMED 1611  Trauma Provider Course 1
 EMED 1615  Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
 EMED 1620
 Ambulance Clinical I 1
 Summer Semester
 EMED 1700 Ambulance Clinical II
 EMED 1705 Hospital Clinical I
 EMED 1710 Support Services Clinical
 SPCH 1200/SPCH 1500 Interpersonal Communication/Intercultural Communication 3
 Fall Semester 
 EMED 2500 Medical Emergencies and Special Populations 4
 EMED 2505
Paramedic Skills III
 EMED 2510
Emergency Department Clinical
 PSYC 1506
Lifespan Development 
 Spring Semester 
 EMED 2600
Ambulance Clinical III
 EMED 2605
Pediatric Provider Course 
 EMED 2610
Hospital Clinical II
 EMED 2615
Airway Clinical 
 EMED 2620
Program Summative 

Graduation Requirements

All EMED courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. BIOL2100 and BIOL2200 must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

USDE Professional Licensure Disclosure

Minnesota does not participate in the EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate CompACT so at this time we are unable to determine if our programs education requirements meet the licensure requirements in any state besides Minnesota. While  our EMT/EMS/Paramedics programs lead to national certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians which is a requirement in most states, there are additional requirements in each state and, therefore, we are unable to determine if our program will meet those additional requirements without additional research:


Brad Wright

Jeff Morgan

Enrollment Services