Graduates of this Associate of Applied Science Degree program will be prepared to take the National Certification exam for a paramedic. The Nationally Registered Paramedic works in the exciting, expanding field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

This degree incorporates theoretical knowledge with extensive clinical application and experience. The specialization, advanced education and training in the care and transport of the critically ill and injured can mean the difference between life and death. AAS degree graduates have enhanced potential for upward progression in the career of pre-hospital care.

The St. Cloud Technical and Community College Paramedicine AAS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Career opportunities for paramedics include: private ambulance companies, hospitals, industry and city health agencies, fire departments and law enforcement agencies. Park services, ski patrols and other groups in many countries often educate their personnel to become Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics as part of their duties.


Additional Program Information is available from this webpage on the right-hand side including the Admissions Process for the programs, Program Faculty Information, and other important program related information.  Please review all of the program information on the Program Admissions link.  Use the Paramedicine Checklist to understand Prerequisites and Co-Requisites.  This is a professional education program and you will be expected to display personal responsibility and understanding of the requirements of the program and profession.  If you still have additional questions, please attend an information meeting and learn more about applying to the program and what types of jobs this education can lead towards.

Program Information Session

To learn more about the Paramedicine program, sign up for an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity to:

  • Talk face-to-face with program faculty.
  • Tour state-of-the-art labs, where hands on learning comes to life.
  • Get your questions answered.

Watch the program video and review program web pages for more information.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303