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Emergency Medical Services

at Anoka Technical College

Program Details

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

About this Program

The Anoka Technical College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program follows the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration curriculum and is approved by the State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB). The EMS Certificate program is designed to prepare students for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written examination and the State of Minnesota skills test for EMT professionals.

The courses are delivered in a lecture/lab configuration in which the student must take an active role in lecture and a self-directed approach in lab. Clinical/patient care experience is a required component of the EMS certificate program and is scheduled with hospitals and other emergency healthcare services.

Minnesota Law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with patients and/or residents at a health care facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health have a background study conducted by the State. An individual who is disqualified from having direct patient contact as a result of the background study, and whose disqualification is not set aside by the Commissioner of Health, will not be permitted to participate at a clinical site. The student has the right to request reconsideration of the disqualification. For consideration to continue in the program, the student must request reconsideration and provide a copy of such request. The student is responsible for requesting the Commissioner to reconsider the disqualification. The College will withdraw any student from the EMS program who is disqualified by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Program Locations

  • Anoka Technical College 55303

Labor Market Information

  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

  • Median wage: $17.68/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Ambulance Drivers and Attendants

  • Median wage: $11.96/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Anoka Technical College
Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10 Anoka, MN 55303 Local: (763) 576-4850 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: