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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services Certificate

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Total Credits: 19

Major Number: 5800
CIP Code: 51.081

Program Description

This certificate provides a perfect exit point for the student who is not intending to continue through all stages of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program to the paramedic level, or for currently certified paramedics desiring a credential.  It formalizes successful completion of Basic Life Support (BLS) coursework.  Additionally, should a student elect to proceed with the Associate in Applied Science in Public Safety Degree, this certificate completes one of the specialty tracks.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of “C” or higher.
  2. The National Registry of EMT examination testing requires a minimum age of 18.
  3. Proof of current/unexpired American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR card required prior to the end of EMT course. The AHA Healthcare Provider CPR course may be taken concurrently with EMT course.
  4. Proof of current/unexpired State of Minnesota EMT certification prior to the start of EMS 1025  .
  5. Students must successfully pass the MN Human Services Department and Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) background studies with no restrictions to be approved to participate in required clinicals.
  6. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.

Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 16

Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


MnTC/General Education Requirements

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply, and evaluate clinical information relevant to the role of EMS.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in all skills necessary to fulfill the role as an EMS provider.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in written and verbal form.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making and critical thinking skill abilities.
  • Demonstrate affective behavior, acumen, and rapport with patients and healthcare colleagues.

Program Contact Information

Chris Caulkins, Program Director, 651.779.5743 Room 1242B East
Lynda Goerisch 651.773.1720 Room 1245 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


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Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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