Total Credits: 9
Major Number: 5812
CIP Code: 51.0810
This certificate delivers the new National EMS Educational Standards adopted by the state of Minnesota for Emergency Medical Technician education requirements. This certificate will prepare the entry-level Emergency Medical Technician for direct employment in an emergency ambulance service, basic transport service, an emergency room, police department, security department or fire department. Completion of the EMT course prepares the student for the National Registry of EMT examination. Successful completion of the National Registry exam is recognized by the State of Minnesota to generate the state certification required to work as an EMT in Minnesota.
- Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
- The National Registry of EMT examination testing requires a minimum age of 18
- Proof of current/unexpired AHA BLS Provider (CPR) card required prior to the end of EMT course. The AHA BLS Provider (CPR) course (EMS 1010) may be taken concurrently with EMT course
- 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.
- Student must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
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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, 651.779.5743 Room 1242B East
Lynda Goerisch, 651.773.1720 Room 1245 East
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.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
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Program Code/ID and Approved Name
8466: Emergency Medical Technician
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A list of states where the program curriculum does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification.
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