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Paramedic Program Information Sessions
Date Time Room
Friday, June 10
 Monday, July 11
 Monday, August 8

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

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
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

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

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

Steps for the application process for Paramedic AAS:
• NextGen Reading score of 250 or higher, or equivalent test score or Associate’s or Bachelors degree
• State of MN (or current residence) EMT certificate
• Current CPR card: AHA BLS Provider, American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, or Current First Responders Card
• Medical Terminology or equivalent
• BIOL 1106 or BIOL 2100 A&P 1 or equivalent

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