Emergency and Critical Care Education

The Emergency & Critical Care Education staff are a talented, multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers. The teaching staff includes experienced paramedics, nursing personnel, and physicians, working together to provide you with current information in a low-stress manner that creates an enjoyable learning experience. Quality emergency medical care for all of our patients is the common theme to our course offerings.

capce logoUse of advanced patient simulators help students learn in a "real-life" patient care environment. Many of our courses are held in the state-of-the-art Hennepin Healthcare Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center.

We offer advanced cardiac and trauma life support courses for area physicians, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare professionals.

We offer initial certification courses in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), and an initial Paramedic Certification program.

In addition, we offer continuing education and renewal courses, in a traditional classroom setting, online continuing education, and blended-learning sessions that contain both.

Course registration information is available through our online course catalog. Call us at 612-873-5681 or email us at [email protected] and we’re happy to help you.

Our educational sessions include:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Paramedic certification program
  • Paramedic Refresher
  • Tactical EMS Education for Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • EMS Trauma & Critical Care Education Series (EMS-TRACCS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – available online
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Healthcare Provider - available online

Courses are generally held in the HCMC EMS Education classrooms, located on level one of the HCMC parking ramp facility at 600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.


[email protected]
Phone 612-873-5681
Fax 612-904-4241


701 Park Avenue, mail code 825
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1829 | View map

Additional Hennepin Emergency Medical Services Resources


Our staff work with over 4,200 students, conducting over 59,000 student hours of instruction annually. 

Critical Care Provider Program

Designed to introduce the framework of critical patient management. 

Law Enforcement

Courses provide instructional skills for front-line patrol personnel and field investigators.

Paramedic Program

Training paramedics to be experienced healthcare providers.

Webinar Series

A monthly web-based education series provided by EMS Education.

20 Questions

A monthly educational resource developed for HCMC EMS paramedics.

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