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Phone: 651-450-3503
Location: College Center
Fax: 651-450-3677

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The Inver Hills Paramedic Program is Accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs as part of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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Certificates

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Certificate
Community Paramedic Certificate
Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
Paramedic Certificate

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Certificate (14 credits)

Pending MnSCU approval1

Purpose: Designed to provide expanded depth and breadth for students who have completed an Emergency Medical Technician course, this curriculum meets the National EMS Education Standards for training of the Advanced EMT (AEMT). The AEMT provides basic and limited advanced medical care to ill and injured patients above the scope of an EMT. Program curriculum includes pathophysiology of medical and traumatic conditions, critical thinking skills, some advanced airway management, basic pharmacology, incident operations, intravaneous therapy and fluid administration along with field and hospital experiences. Curriculum in this certificate may be applied toward the Paramedic Certificate or AS degree.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. The course within this program requires a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

Core Curriculum (14 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
EMS 1110 EMS Operations 2cr
EMS 1122 EMS Systems 2cr
EMS 1123 Emergency Response to Crisis 1cr
EMS 1130 Advanced EMT 4cr
EMS 1131 Advanced EMT Practicum 2cr
EMS 1150 Pharmacology for the AEMT 1cr
EMS 1188 Advanced EMT Patient Care Experience 2cr

1This degree program has not yet been approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Students are welcome to enroll in the required courses; however, they may not officially declare the program at this time. Check for updates of this status.

Community Paramedic (12 credits)

Purpose: Provides additional training to certified Paramedics in the areas of public health, health prevention, patient advocacy, triage, disease management, mental health and the management of ongoing illness or injury. The Community Paramedic works under the direction of an EMS Medical Director in cooperation with a primary care doctor. Community Paramedics work for EMS agencies, health care organizations or in other areas of public health.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. The course within this program requires a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

Community Paramedic Curriculum

Course Number Title
EMS 2900 Role of the Community Paramedic
EMS 2910 Community Assessment
EMS 2920 Pathophysiology and Disease Management for the Community Paramedic
EMS 2930

Community Paramedic Patient Care Experience

Emergency Medical Technician Certificate (9 credits)

Pending MnSCU approval1

Purpose: This certificate is designed to provide a basic education in emergency medical care, teach the competencies required for students to prepare for the national certification examination, and to prepare students for certification and a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). This program teaches responsibility in emergency care of the critically sick or injured, and develops skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment. Program curriculum includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma skills, care and recognition of heart disease, respiratory problems and other medical emergencies, and includes field clinical experience.

Program Information: The EMT program is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. Participants who successfully complete the certificate program will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMTs practical and written examinations for state of Minnesota and national certification and employment as an EMT. Students are required to provide proof of certification in Healthcare Provider CPR (or equivalent), valid through the end of the EMT course.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. The course within this program requires a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

Core Curriculum (9 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
EMS 1101 Emergency Medical Technician 9cr

1This degree program has not yet been approved by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. Students are welcome to enroll in the required courses; however, they may not officially declare the program at this time. Check for updates of this status.

Paramedic Certificate (45 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure a PDF document

Purpose: This program is designed to offer comprehensive education and occupational preparation in the field of advanced pre-hospital emergency care. Paramedics are employed by advanced life support ambulance services as well as in various out-of-hospital care settings to provide care in medical and traumatic emergencies. Graduates are eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic written and practical exam. A separate program application is required for admittance into the Paramedic Core xprogram.

Note: If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid. The course within this program requires a criminal background study to successfully complete. Please see the course description section of the catalog for more details. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study.

Paramedic Curriculum (45 credits)
Pre-Core Program

Course Number Title Credits
EMS 1110 EMS Operations 2cr
EMS 1122 EMS Systems 2cr
EMS 1123 Emergency Response to Crisis 1cr
EMS 1130 Advanced EMT 4cr
EMS 1131 Advanced EMT Practicum 2cr
EMS 1150 Pharmacology for the AEMT 1cr
EMS 1188 Advanced EMT Patient Care Experience 2cr

Paramedic Core (requires formal acceptance into Paramedic Core program)

Course Number Title Credits
EMS 2420 Pathophysiology for EMS 3cr
EMS 2430 Advanced Pharmacology 2cr
EMS 2440 Shock and Trauma 2cr
EMS 2460 Medical Emergencies I 3cr
EMS 2470 Field Skills Lab I 3cr
EMS 2488 Paramedic Patient Care Experience I 2cr
EMS 2530 Peds/OB/GYN Emergencies 3cr
EMS 2540 Special Rescue Operations 2cr
EMS 2560 Medical Emergencies II 4cr
EMS 2570 Field Skills Lab II 2cr
EMS 2580 Synthesis of Advanced Life Support 1cr
EMS 2588 Paramedic Patient Care Experience II 4cr
Total credits: 45
Developmental math and developmental English courses may be required for admission to the program, but cannot be applied to graduation requirements.
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