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

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Degrees

A.S., Emergency Medical Services: Traditional Track Paramedic
A.S., Emergency Medical Services: Accelerated Track Paramedic

A.S., Emergency Medical Services: Traditional Track (Paramedic) (75 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Fall 2015 Paramedic Core Application 
Applications are due no later than May 12, 2015 by 4 p.m.

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, and provide care in a variety of medical and traumatic emergencies. Graduates are awarded an A.S. degree and are eligible to take the National Registry Paramedic written and practical exam.

Program Information: A separate program application is required for admittance into the Paramedic Core program. Two unique curricular tracks are offered, both leading to an A.S. in Emergency Medical Services. A third option is offered for those seeking a career as a paramedic, but not seeking a degree. Clinical learning experiences are provided with ambulance services and hospitals throughout the metropolitan area.

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. Some courses within this program require 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.

EMS 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 (require 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 1cr
Total credits: 45

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
ENG 1111 Research Writing in the Disciplines 2cr
COMM 1100 or 2240 Communication 3cr
BIOL 1120 or 1154 Biology 4cr
BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4cr
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4cr
PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death and Dying 3cr
Social Science (See Goal 5 of MnTC) 3cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Total Credits: 30
Developmental math and developmental English courses may be required for admission to the program, but cannot be applied to graduation requirements.

A.S., Emergency Medical Services: Accelerated Track (Paramedic) (64 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Application Form pdf document
Fall 2014 Application Coming Soon

Program Information: The accelerated track is a separate program offered to qualified paramedics. Students must apply both to the college and the program. Applications are accepted year-round. This track allows working paramedics to complete the A.S. degree at Inver Hills. Students must successfully complete the IHCC credit residency requirement for graduation.

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. Some courses within this program require 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.

Department Curriculum (45 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
EMS 1123 Emergency Response to Crisis 1cr
EMS 2470 Pathophysiology for EMS 3cr
EMS 2580 Synthesis of Advanced Life Support 1cr
  Equivalent Credit for Paramedic Cert./Experience 40cr
Total Credits: 45

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
ENG 1111 Research Writing in the Disciplines 2cr
COMM 1100 or 2240 Communication 3cr
BIOL 1120 or 1154 Biology 4cr
BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4cr
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4cr
PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death and Dying 3cr
History/Social Science/Behavioral Science (See Goal 5 of MnTC) 3cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Total Credits: 30