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Emergency Medical Care Services

at Riverland Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.

About this Program

The Emergency Medical Care Certificate provides enhanced entry-level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service. Included in the program are ride-along clinical experiences with local Ambulance Services. Upon successful completion of this certificate is the opportunity for National Registry certification, plus the Spanish speaking skills for EMS personnel that employers are seeking. The EMC Certificate prepares and enhances a person?s job opportunities for work as an EMT in a Basic Life Support (BLS) medical transportation service or in an Advanced Life Support (ALS) service that combines EMT`s and paramedics. This certificate also serves as a ladder to a paramedic career.

Program Locations

  • Riverland Community College, Albert Lea 56007
  • Riverland Community College, Austin 55912
  • Riverland Community College, Owatonna 55060

Labor Market Information

  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

  • Median wage: $17.28/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Ambulance Drivers and Attendants

  • Median wage: $11.84/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Riverland Community College
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Ave. N.W. Austin, MN 55912 Toll-Free: (800) 247-5039 Local: (507) 433-0820 TTY: (800) 627-3529