Paramedicine - Faculty

Kerry Degen
Paramedicine Instructor

KDegen@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5405

Office: H 127H
Kerry has been involved in EMS since 1993 and has been a Paramedic since 1997; since then he completed his bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership. Over the course of his career he has been a field paramedic in the rural and urban settings, a manager, and an educator for services and in the college setting. He is currently the Clinical Coordinator for the Paramedicine and EMS programs at St. Cloud Technical and Community College and a flight paramedic with Lifelink III, a helicopter and fixed wing service in Minnesota. Kerry has had the opportunity to present at conferences and has been a representative on several committees at the local, state, and national levels.

Fall 2019 Courses:
Advanced Trauma Care, AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers, Critical Care Internship, Medical Emergencies, Paramedicine Skills III, Specialized Populations

Lowell Smith
Paramedicine Instructor

LSmith@sctcc.edu
(320) 308-5405

Office: H 227H
Allen Smith, BS, CP, NRP, currently is the Paramedicine Program Director. Allen has worked in the EMS industry for more than 30 years as an EMS Manager, Firefighter/Paramedic, EMS Educator & Flight Paramedic. He completed his EMT and Paramedic training at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Ft. Worth, TX in 1980. Currently, Allen keeps his EMS skill up to date by working at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center EMS in Crosby MN.

Allen holds a BS degree from Minot State University and is currently enrolled at Bemidji State University for his Masters in Teaching. Allen has presented at numerous local, regional and state-wide conferences. Allen is aware that peoples lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics, and that this is often done during emergency situations in uncontrolled environments. His goal is to ensure SCTCC Paramedicine students make a difference in providing pre-hospital care in these critical moments.

Fall 2019 Courses:
ALS Ambulance Internship II, EMS Operations, Introduction to Pharmacology, Paramedicine Skills I