Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Graduates of this Associate of Applied Science degree program will be qualified and skilled as entry level Firefighter/Paramedics. This program provides an opportunity for students to obtain basic and advanced instruction in fire fighting, rescue, hazardous materials incident response and paramedic knowledge, skills and techniques. The Firefighter/Paramedic is a person who works in the exciting, expanding field(s) of Fire Protection Services and Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The program consists of general education and technical coursework, including classroom as well as technical hands-on training to enable the student to become familiar with all aspects of an entry level Firefighter/Paramedic. The specialization and advanced education and training in the care and transport of the critically ill and injured can mean the difference between life and death. A.A.S. degree graduates have enhanced potential for upward progression in the career of a Firefighter/Paramedic.

Program Locations

  • Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks 56721

Labor Market Information

  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Median wage:$17.68/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • College Health Specialties Teachers
  • Median wage:$74,801/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529