Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Paramedics are faced with initiating care to acutely ill and injured patients in limited conditions. Lifesaving procedures and decisions are determined in an instant. Graduates of the paramedicine program receive a high level of training to provide advanced care through medications and invasive procedures in the pre‐hospital and hospital environment.

Our graduates put their skills to work for private ambulance companies, hospitals, emergency flight services (both helicopter and airplane), industry and city health agencies, fire departments and law enforcement agencies. Paramedics also can incorporate their training in other career fields like park services and ski patrol.

Currently a certified paramedic?

Looking to expand your role?  Consider enrolling in our Community Paramedicine Certificate. This one-semester program will provide paramedics with education and training to expand their role to more broadly serve communities in the areas of primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, mental health and oral health.

The Community Paramedic program incorporates theoretical knowledge with extensive clinical application and experience. This training provides students with the opportunity to enter the field with the skills and knowledge to guide patients in their overall health needs.


Skills Acquired

  • Patient Assessment (Medical and Trauma)
  • Basic and advanced airway management
  • Endotracheal Intubation (ETI)
  • Supraglottic Airways (i.e. King Airway, Combitube)
  • Surgical Airway / Cricothyrotomy
  • Transtracheal Jet Insufflation
  • Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
  • Ventilator management
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Intravenous Access (IV)
  • Intraosseous Access (IO)
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation
  • 12 Lead application and interpretation
  • Pacing, Defibrillation and cardioversion
  • Medication administration (over 60 medications)
  • Chest Decompression
  • Bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization
2017 Placement Rate
Central MN Hourly Pay

Career Choices

Types of Careers

  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Flight Paramedic

Potential Employers

  • Ambulance services
  • Hospitals and urgency rooms
  • Flight services (helicopter and airplane)
  • Event coverage

Projected Job Growth

Where Grads Work

  • Gold Cross Ambulance 
  • North Memorial Health Care 
  • MN Department of Natural Resources 
  • Allina Health 

Accreditations & Credentials

Our Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Program Outcomes

  National Registry First Time Pass National Registry Overall Pass Retention Placement: Grads who sought jobs or further education
2017 93% 93% 73.8% 100%
2016 100% 100% 93% 93%
2015 91% 91% 100% 100%


Info Sessions

Contact Us

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.

Advising Assistance for admitted Pre-Paramedicine Students at SCTCC:
Pre-Paramedicine student advisors are located in the Academic Advising Center.
Phone: 320-308-5741
Office: Northway Building, 1-312

Paramedicine Program Faculty Representative:
Our Paramedicine Program has faculty members who will address questions about time in the class, clinicals, and about faculty in the Program.  If you have questions related to these topics, please contact our Faculty Representatives:

Kerry Degen
Phone: 320-308-5405
Office: Health Sciences Building, 227J

Allen Smith
Phone: 320-308-5387
Office: Health Sciences Building, 227H

Program Scholarship

Apply just once, and students are considered for all SCTCC scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

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