Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Every day, paramedics are faced with providing care to acutely ill and injured patients in limited conditions. Lifesaving procedures and decisions are determined in an instant. In SCTCC's paramedicine program, you'll receive a high level of training to provide advanced care through medications and invasive procedures in the pre‐hospital and hospital environment.

Our graduates put their skills to work for private ambulance companies, hospitals, emergency flight services (both helicopter and airplane), industry and city health agencies, fire departments and law enforcement agencies. Paramedics also can incorporate their training in other career fields like park services and ski patrol.

Currently a certified paramedic?

Looking to expand your role?  Consider enrolling in our Community Paramedicine Certificate. This one-semester program will provide paramedics with education and training to expand their role to more broadly serve communities in the areas of primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, mental health and oral health.

The Community Paramedic program incorporates theoretical knowledge with extensive clinical application and experience. This training provides students with the opportunity to enter the field with the skills and knowledge to guide patients in their overall health needs.


I heard so many great things about the program at SCTCC. Right away after high school I wanted to get into health care, so I got my gen eds and EMT done and then started Paramedicine.
Paramedicine at SCTCC
graduated from
Wayzata HS
When I was seven, I had an accident where I broke a glass window. The paramedics that came and helped me seemed like guardian angels, and that feeling really stuck with me. That was in the back of my mind when I was figuring out what to do.
Paramedicine at SCTCC

Skills Acquired

  • Patient Assessment (Medical and Trauma)
  • Basic and advanced airway management
  • Endotracheal Intubation (ETI)
  • Supraglottic Airways (i.e. King Airway, Combitube)
  • Surgical Airway / Cricothyrotomy
  • Transtracheal Jet Insufflation
  • Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
  • Ventilator management
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Intravenous Access (IV)
  • Intraosseous Access (IO)
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation
  • 12 Lead application and interpretation
  • Pacing, Defibrillation and cardioversion
  • Medication administration (over 60 medications)
  • Chest Decompression
  • Bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization

Career Choices

Types of Careers

  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Flight Paramedic

Potential Employers

  • Ambulance services
  • Hospitals and urgency rooms
  • Flight services (helicopter and airplane)
  • Event coverage

Projected Job Growth

Where Grads Work

  • Gold Cross Ambulance 
  • North Memorial Health Care 
  • MN Department of Natural Resources 
  • Allina Health 

Accreditations & Credentials

Our Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Program Outcomes

  National Registry First Time Pass National Registry Overall Pass Retention Placement: Grads who sought jobs or further education
2017 93% 93% 73.8% 100%
2016 100% 100% 93% 93%
2015 91% 91% 100% 100%


Info Sessions

Contact Us

To learn more about the Paramedicine program, sign up for an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity to:

  • Talk face-to-face with program faculty.
  • Tour state-of-the-art labs, where hands-on learning comes to life.
  • Get your questions answered.

SCTCC Admissions Team

Admitted Pre-Practical Nursing Students at SCTCC
Current students who are Pre-Paramedicine can contact the Academic Advising Center. 
Office: Northway Building, 1-312

Program Scholarship

Apply just once, and students are considered for all SCTCC scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

You May Also Like