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.

As with other healthcare professions, the future need is great as the paramedic profession continues to evolve.

Anoka Tech's Paramedic degree program follows the National DOT curriculum and is approved by the State of Minnesota.

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Hands-on training from industry experts

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Partnerships with local hospitals and ambulance organizations

Preparredness Blk

Prepares students for NREMT exams

Potential Jobs:

  • Paramedic

Salary Information:
Median Wage: $29.78 per hour
Top Earners: $37.82 per hour

Program Details

Program Details (pdf)

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 Tech's Paramedic degree program follows the National DOT curriculum and is approved by the State of Minnesota.

“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).

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 as 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.

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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BIOL 1106 General Biology is a prerequisite for first semester BIOL 2100 Anatomy & Physiology Please see course descriptions for more details

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).

Course Number Course Title Credits
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 OR
SPCH 1500

Interpersonal Communication (Goal 1&7) or SPCH 1500 Intercultural Communication (Goal 1&7) 3

Program Sequence

Fall Semester 13
 BIOL 2100  Anatomy & Physiology I 4
 EMED 1500  Operations /Trauma 4
 EMED 1505  Paramedic Skills I 3
 EMED 1511  Pharmacology for Paramedics 2
Spring Semester 14
 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 9
 EMED 1700 Ambulance Clinical II 2
 EMED 1705 Hospital Clinical I 2
 EMED 1710 Support Services Clinical 2
 SPCH 1200/SPCH 1500 Interpersonal Communication/Intercultural Communication 3
Fall Semester 12
 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
Spring Semester 12
 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

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:
214-703-8445 

coaemsp.org

Graduating Cohort Outcome Report

 Year  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.

Students applying to the Paramedic program must meet specific placement requirements and additional certifications. 

Paramedic Program Supplemental Application

To be accepted to the program, students must meet the following certification requirements:

  • NextGen Reading score of 250 or higher, or equivalent test score or associate’s or bachelor's degree
  • State of MN (or current residence) EMT certificate

Minnesota state law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and/or residents at a health care facility have a background study conducted by the state.

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.

Faculty

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@expoconstruccionyucatan.com
763-576-7710

Current Students

register for classes

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.

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Health care professions are in high demand, and the paramedic profession is no exception. As the field continues to evolve, there is a growing need for skilled and knowledgeable paramedics. Our new diploma option, starting in fall 2023, allows students to take courses during the day and complete the program in as little as 15 months.

Our goal is to prepare you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) exams and set you up for success as a competent entry-level employee in your paramedic career.

Handsoneducation Blk

Hands-on training from industry experts

Partnerships Blk

Partnerships with local hospitals and ambulance organizations

Preparredness Blk

Prepares students for NREMT exams

Potential Jobs:

  • Paramedic

Salary Information:
Median Wage: $29.78 per hour
Top Earners: $37.82 per hour

Program Details

Program Details (pdf)

The 45-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.

“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)

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 as 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.

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.

Virtual Tour

Program Sequence

Fall Semester 15
 EMED 1500  Operations /Trauma 4
 EMED 1505  Paramedic Skills I 3
 EMED 1511  Pharmacology for Paramedics 2
 EMED 1611  Trauma Provider Course 1
 EMED 1620  Ambulance Clinical I 1
 EMED 1700 Ambulance Clinical II 2
 EMED 1705 Hospital Clinical I 2
Spring Semester 19
 EMED 1600  Cardiology/Pulmonology 4
 EMED 1605  Paramedic Skills II 3
 EMED 1615  Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1
 EMED 1710 Support Services Clinical 2
 EMED 2500 Medical Emergencies and Special Populations 4
 EMED 2505 Paramedic Skills III 2
 EMED 2510 Emergency Department Clinical 2
 EMED 2605 Pediatric Provider Course  1
Summer Semester 11
EMED 2600 Ambulance Clinical III 7
 EMED 2610 Hospital Clinical II 2
 EMED 2615 Airway Clinical  1
 EMED 2620 Program Summative  1

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:
214-703-8445 

coaemsp.org

Graduating Cohort Outcome Report

 Year  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.

Steps for the application process for Paramedic diploma:

  • State of MN (or current residence) EMT certificate

Minnesota state law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and/or residents at a health care facility have a background study conducted by the state.

All EMED courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Faculty

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@expoconstruccionyucatan.com
763-576-7710

Current Students

register for classes

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.

Learn More

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