Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 16-credit certificate program prepare students to work in emergency patient care. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs) are found in many careers across the nation.  The EMS system encompasses a wide filed of people who respond to emergencies in many different arenas.  EMTs and EMRs are multi-skilled emergency care providers, dedicated to patient care in emergency situations.

At Anoka Tech courses are delivered in a lecture/lab configuration. Students must take an active role in lecture and a self-directed approach in lab. Our EMS program requires student clinical/patient care experience as part of our certificate curriculum. Students enhance their knowledge and skills working/learning with our industry partners.  

The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certificate is a 16-credit program.

Successful completion of the certificate will:
  • Prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician written exam.
  • Register the student with the American Heart Association for the Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider Card.
  • Prepare students to take the State of Minnesota skill test for Emergency Medical Technician professionals.

PDF  Program Guide

Prequisites

None

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. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate at a clinical site. The student has the right to request reconsideration of the disqualification. For consideration to continue in the program the student must request reconsideration and provide a copy of such request. The student is responsible for requesting the commissioner to reconsider the disqualification. The college will withdraw any student who is disqualified by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Credits

  TOTAL CREDITS
 16
 Technical Education
13
 Course Number  Course Title  Credits
 EMED 1075     First Aid & CPR
1
 OR  
1
 EMED 1053  BLS Instructor
1
 EMED 1111  Emergency Medical Technician  9
 EMED 1107  Incident Management Unit I
1
 EMED 1110  Clinical Externship 1
1
 HLTH 1010  Medical Terminology
1
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
3
Student must select one course from the following:
 SPCH 1200  Interpersonal Communications
3
 SPCH 1500  Intercultural Communications
4
 PSYC 1505  General Psychology
4

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

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).


Transfer Opportunities

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link. For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Information

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and Emergency Medical Responders (EMR’s) are found in many careers across the nation. The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system encompasses a wide field of people who respond to emergencies in many different arenas. EMT’s and EMR’s are multi-skilled emergency care providers, dedicated to patient care in emergency situations.

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Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Partnerships between the college and the emergency health care industries further enhance the knowledge and skills of our students. With advanced training, students become more marketable as emergency providers in the emergency healthcare field. Education as an emergency medical responder (EMR), emergency medical technician (EMT) or an advanced emergency medical technician  (AEMT) can lead to a satisfying and fulfilling profession in the emergency medical system and enhances many careers throughout our nation’s workforce.

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

Awards

Certificate

Start

Fall: August
Spring: January

Contact

Brad Wright
763-576-4058

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710