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Emergency Medical Services

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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 Tech's EMS program follows the National DOT curriculum and are approved by the State of Minnesota.

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Program offered in Anoka & Cambridge, Minn.

Potential Jobs:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Firefighter
  • First Responder

Salary Information:
Median Wage: $18.34 per hour
Top Earners: $24.76 per hour

Information provided is for Minnesota. See current data at careerwise.minnstate.edu.

Program Details

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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.

  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

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.

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).

Take a virtual tour and review the list below to get an idea of what it's like to be a student at Anoka Tech.

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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.

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Program Sequence

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

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 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus

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. 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.

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

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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.

State Licensing Information

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.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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Start Dates:

Fall semester: August
Spring semester: January
Summer semester: May/June

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