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Program Details

Program Requirements Diploma

  1. Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements. The college minimum scores for the Next Generation Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
    Reading: 225
    Arithmetic: 240
  2. Completion and approval for clinical participation of the Minnesota Department of Humans Services Licensing Division Background Study and fingerprinting (cost approximately $10) prior to enrollment in EMTP1130. Completion and approval for clinical participation of a National Background Study through Castle Branch. Cost $45.75 first year, $26 second year (if needed).
  3. Completion of the College Health Screening & Immunization information requirements through Castle Branch (cost $45) prior to enrollment in EMTP1130.
  4. Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider level CPR is required prior to, or by the end of the first week of the EMTB1101.
  5. Current Minnesota Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license is a prerequisite for the Paramedic courses.
  6. All required courses for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  7. Admission into the Paramedic courses requires the completion of BIOL 2260, BIOL 2262, HLTH 1106, EMTB 1101 with current MN EMT licensure, EMTP 1130 or equipvalent work expereince AS WELL AS the course application form to be filled out and submitted to the program director in order to reserve a seat in the courses. The cover letter explains the application process.
  8. Advanced Placement into the Paramedic Program will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Items that will be considered will include, but may not be limited to, prior Paramedic coursework complete, skill validations, clinical experiences and liberal arts coursework.
  9. Paramedic essential functions.
  10. Paramedic student handbook.