Paramedic (EMT) Technology

NDSCS-Fargo and Sanford Health EMS Education at F-M Ambulance have teamed up to offer two-year degree and certificate options in the field of Paramedic (EMT) Technology. 

For more information

Tom Dobrzynski, BS, NRP
Paramedic Program Director
701-364-1737
thomas.dobrzynski@ndscs.edu


The Sanford Health EMS Education/NDSCS Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
www.caahep.org

NREMT Certification 2013-2015 Graduates
  2015 2014 2013 Average
NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate 100% 92% 100% 97%
NREMT Practical Exam Pass Rate 100% 100% 100% 100%
Retention 83% 61% 56% 67%

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

The Emergency Medical Technician program offers career training for entry-level positions in an emergency medical setting. As an EMT, you will be expected to respond to emergency calls and provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured as well as transport patients to appropriate medical facilities.

Upon completion, students will be awarded a certificate in Paramedic (EMT) Technology with an emphasis in Emergency Medical Technician.

Course #Name (credits)
First Semester
EMS 101Introduction into EMS (2)
EMS 110EMT Fundamentals (2)
EMS 110LEMT Fundamentals Lab (1)
EMS 110PEMT Practicum (1)
FYE 101First Year Experience (1)
BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIOL 220LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
ENGL 110College Composition I (3)
ElectivesSocial & Behavioral: ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC, GEOG or CIS/CSCI (2)
ElectivesHPER (2)

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) program offers career training for mid-level positions in a pre-hospital emergency medical setting. Those students who successfully complete the AEMT coursework will be eligible to apply to take state or national certification exams.

Upon completion, students will be awarded a certificate in Paramedic (EMT) Technology with an emphasis in Advanced Emergency Medical Technician.

Course #Name (credits)
First Semester
EMS 101Introduction into EMS (2)
EMS 150AEMT Fundamentals (2)
EMS 150LAEMT Fundamentals Lab (1)
EMS 170Trauma I (1)
EMS 180Pharmacology I (1)
EMS 241Advanced Provider Practicum I (2)
BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIOL 221LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
FYE 101First Year Experience (1)
Pre-Program or After Semester
ElectiveChoose One: ENGL 105 Technical Communications or COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
ElectivesSocial & Behavioral: ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC, GEOG or CIS/CSCI (2)
ElectivesHPER (2)
ND: Math(3)

Paramedic Technology

The Paramedic Technology program prepares students with the necessary skills and knowledge to complete national certification with the possibility of obtaining employment as a paramedic. As a paramedic, you will administer intravenous fluids, stabilize broken bones, perform emergency childbirth procedures, administer medications and more.

Earn a certificate or A.A.S. degree in Paramedic Technology. Enrollment is limited and a criminal background check is required. Program course times are flexible, with evening and weekend options.

Certificate
Course #Name (credits)
Pre-Paramedic
EMS 101Introduction into EMS (2)
EMS 110EMT Fundamentals (2)
EMS 110LEMT Fundamentals Lab (1)
EMS 110PEMT Practicum (1)
FYE 101First Year Experience (1)
BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIOL 220LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
ElectiveWellness (1)
Fall Semester
EMS 280Pharmacology I (1)
EMS 217Pulmonology (3)
EMS 215Cardiology (4)
EMS 203Pharmacology II (2)
EMS 204Medical Emergencies I (2)
EMS 231Paramedic Lab I (2)
EMS 234Paramedic Simulation Lab (1)
EMS 241Advanced Provider Practicum I (2)
Spring Semester
EMS 170Trauma I (2)
EMS 219Trauma II (1)
EMS 205Medical Emergencies II (2)
EMS 207Special Populations (2)
EMS 218Cardio-Pulmonolgy (1)
EMS 232Paramedic Lab II (2)
EMS 242Advanced Provider Practicum II (4)
Summer Semester
EMS 209Advanced Medical Life Support (2)
EMS 233Paramedic Lab III (1)
EMS 243Capstone in Paramedicine (3)
A.A.S. Degree
Course #Name (credits)
First Semester
EMS 101Introduction to EMS (2)
EMS 110EMT Fundamentals (2)
EMS 110LEMT Lab (1)
EMS 110PEMT Practicum (1)
BIOL 220Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIOL 220LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
ENGL 110College Composition I (3)
ND: Math(3)
Second Semester
EMS 150AEMT Fundamentals (2)
EMS 150LAEMT Fundamentals Lab (1)
EMS 170Trauma I (2)
EMS 180Pharmacology I (1)
EMS 241Advanced Provider Practicum I (2)
BIOL 221Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIOL 221LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
ElectivesSocial & Behavioral: ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC, GEOG or CIS/CSCI (3)
Third Semester
EMS 280Pharmacology II (2)
EMS 217Pulmonology (3)
EMS 215Cardiology (4)
EMS 204Medical Emergencies I (2)
EMS 231Paramedic Lab I (2)
EMS 234Paramedic Simulation Lab (1)
ElectivesHPER (2)
Fourth Semester
EMS 205Medical Emergencies II (2)
EMS 219Trauma II (2)
EMS 218Cardio-Pulmonology (1)
EMS 207Special Populations (2)
EMS 232Paramedic Lab III (2)
EMS 242Advanced Provider Practicum II (4)
ElectivesSocial & Behavioral: ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC, GEOG or CIS/CSCI (3)
Fifth Semester (Summer)
EMS 233Paramedic Lab III (1)
EMS 209Advanced Medical Life Support (2)
EMS 243Capstone in Paramedicine (3)
ElectiveChoose One: ENGL 105 Technical Communications or COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

Community Paramedic

The Community Paramedic certificate program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to obtain licensure and employment as a community paramedic. Community paramedics act in instances where other health care providers may not be available and primarily respond to patient's homes.

Upon completion, students will be awarded a certificate in Paramedic (EMT) Technology with an emphasis in Community Paramedic.

This curriculum is not currently approved for Title IV Federal Financial Aid funding.

Course #Name (credits)
First Semester
BIOL 213General Pathology (3)
EMS 290Introduction to Community Paramedicine (3)
EMS 291Medical Issues in Community Paramedicine (4)
EMS 291LMedical Issues in Community Paramedicine Lab (1)
Second Semester
PSYC 270Abnormal Psychology (3)
EMS 292Community Paramedic Clinical Experience (2)

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