Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

We are glad to see you are interested in our Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program. A visit with Enrollment Services is a great way to get your questions answered. Attend a Tuesday virtual information session, a Wednesday in-person information session or schedule a one-on-one video chat appointment today.

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Program Information

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

Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) 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.

 

Program 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

Career Opportunities

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.

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

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).


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

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

Graduation Requirements

All courses required for this program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

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.

Program 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

Career Opportunities

EMS provides EMT’s to employers in the ambulance, emergency department, and other health care settings in the ancillary healthcare role.

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

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).

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.

USDE Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Anoka Technical College EMS curriculum is designed to help prepare students to sit for the professional licensure exam for Minnesota. At this time, Anoka Technical College is unable to make a determination if the EMS program meets the licensing requirement for any state or US protectorate besides Minnesota. You will want to contact the licensing board in which state you intend to pursue licensure for their requirements, below we provide a link to a list of each states licensing board. If you have further questions about licensure for the EMS program please feel free to reach out to Brad Wright and we will be happy to help you. 

For more information on state licensing boards and their contact information for EMS program click here.

Course Prerequisites

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

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 (Goal 2&3)
4
 OR
   
 BIOL 1106*
 Principles of Biology I (Goal 3)
4
 HLTH 1110
 Introduction to ECG's
1
 MnTC General Education Speech Course (Goal 1)
3
 *Theses courses are offered at ARCC Cambridge Campus

Part-Time Options

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide (see the program guide PDF under the LINKS section to the right). Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

If you need help picking out your first semester courses, reach out to your faculty advisor or enrollment services (contact info can be found under the “Contact” section on the top right portion of this page). 

Graduation Requirements

All courses required for this program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

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
763-576-7710