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Program Details

Program specifics about earning a Paramedic Diploma at Northland.

Graduates of the Paramedic program will be qualified and skilled professionals in the field of Emergency Medical Services as Paramedics. The Paramedic (EMT-P) is a person who works in the exciting, expanding field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This degree incorporates theoretical knowledge with extensive hands-on, clinical application and experience. The specialization and advanced education and training in the care and transport of the critically ill and injured can mean the difference between life and death. Paramedic graduates typically have more employment opportunities as well as enhanced potential for upward progression in the career of pre-hospital care.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The program is accredited by the MN Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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Program Learner Outcomes

Terminal Competency
To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points as the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) and/or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and/or Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) levels.

Learner Outcomes

  1. Student will complete all assigned tasks and duties in a manner consistent with the roles and responsibilities of a Paramedic within an EMS system.
  2. Student will demonstrate professional behaviors and attitudes expected by employers and the paramedicine profession.
  3. Student will complete all assigned tasks and duties within the expected legal and ethical parameters of a professional paramedic.
  4. Student will demonstrate entry-level competencies of assessment and management of diverse patients.
  5. Student will apply the basic concepts of development, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to assess and manage diverse patients.
  6. Student will safely manage the scene of an emergency, demonstrating behaviors conducive to effective teamwork.
  7. Student will communicate effectively with all healthcare providers and patients with respect for diversity of culture, age and gender.

Additional Program Resources

Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited paramedic program allows a graduate to be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exams (NREMT). The NREMT exams consist of a written exam and a psychomotor exam. Successful completion of both exams is a step in the process to obtain licensure as a nationally register paramedic.