Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program prepares students to work in emergency patient care. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)  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  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 nine (9)-credit program exists to prepare students for gainful employment in the field of Emergency Medical Services or to transition to further their EMS education. 

Successful completion of the certificate will:

  • Prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (Computer Based Exam)
  • Register the student with the American Heart Association for the Basic Life Support Provider Card
  • Prepare students to take the State of Minnesota skill test for Emergency Medical Technician professionals 

Prerequisites

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.

Full-Time Sequence

TOTAL CREDITS
9
Fall 2017
Course Number
 Course Title
 Credits
EMED 1112
Emergency Medical Technician
9
 
Starting Spring 2018
EMED 1113
Emergency Medical Technician I
4
EMED 1114
Emergency Medical Technician II 5
 TOTAL   9

Graduation Requirements

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

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 may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

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.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Partnerships between the college and 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. 

The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) certificate is a 20-credit program that prepares students for gainful employment in the field of EMS or to transition to further their EMS education.

Successful completion of the certificate will:
  • Prepare students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (Computer Based Exam)
  • Register the student with the American Heart Association for the Basic Life Support  Provider Card
  • Prepare students to take the State of Minnesota skill test for Emergency Medical Technician professionals

Prerequisites

EMED 1112 and NREMT or/and Current State of Residency EMT Certification is a prerequisite for the other EMED courses.

Some courses may require appropriate test scores or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a "C" or better. 

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..

Full-Time Sequence

TOTAL CREDITS
20
First Semester
 Course Number
 Course Title
 Credits
 Fall 2017
EMED 1112
Emergency Medical Technician
9
HLTH 1040
Medical Terminology
2
     
Starting Spring 2018
 EMED 1113
Emergency Medical Technician I
4
 EMED 1114
Emergency Medical Technician II
5
 HLTH 1040
Medical Terminology
2
TOTAL
   11
 
Second Semester
EMED 1120
ECG Recognition and Treatment for EMS
1
EMED 1125
EMS Operations
2
EMED 1130
ALS Clinical
2
EMED 1135
Basic EMS Pharmacology
1
MnTC Speech, Biology or Psychology 3
TOTAL   9
 *See Prerequisites

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certificate must meet a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

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 may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) 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.

Gainful Employment Report

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Partnerships between the college and 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