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

Community Paramedic Certificate

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Total Credits: 12

Major Number: 5866
CIP Code: 51.1504

Program Description

This course is designed to meet an increasing demand for Community Paramedics, locally, regionally, and nationally. Candidates are experienced field paramedics that have chosen to expand their knowledge and skill base. This course prepares the experienced paramedic to continue working in the out of hospital setting and to recognize, treat, and refer patients to community health resources. Community Paramedics will also be referred to a patient’s residence by their primary care provider to follow up on such medical problems as wound care, cardiac issues, diabetes, medication management, and provide seasonal immunizations. Patients generally do not qualify for home care nursing. This replaces the “house call” from years past. This is a logical progression of this career path, as paramedics encounter these patient’s every day and have little if any training in the area of community health. Demand is rapidly increasing in Minnesota, and around the country. The curriculum is prescribed by the North Central EMS Institute and has been adopted by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. This is a joint venture with Century College and Inver Hills Community College.

Program Prerequisites

  • State Paramedic certification with 2 years full-time experience or equivalent
  • A valid driver’s license and signed MnSCU Vehicle Use Agreement
  • A current AHA BLS for the Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification (EMS 1010 , 1 credit)
  • MN Department of Human Services background study with no restrictions.
  • Current healthcare insurance
  • Required immunizations
  • Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.

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Program Requirements

Total Credits: 12

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


Program Contact Information

Chris Caulkins, Program Director, 651.779.5743 Room 1242B East
Kim Schmitzer 651.779.5798 Room 1242A East
Dave Borrett 651.748.2612 Room 1246 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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