Emergency and Critical Care Education

The Emergency & Critical Care Education staff includes experienced paramedics, nursing personnel, and physicians, working together to provide quality emergency medical courses.

capce logoWe offer advanced cardiac and trauma life support courses for 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.

We also 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. 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.

Educational Sessions

Hennepin EMS educational sessions include:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and EMT Refresher
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Paramedic certification program
  • Paramedic Refresher, EMT Refresher, EMR Refresher
  • Tactical EMS Education for Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • EMS Trauma & Critical Care Education Series (EMS-TRACCS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)
  • Defensive Tactics 4 Escaping Mitigating Surviving (DT4EMS)
Authorized Training Center

naemt authorized training center logoAs an authorized training center of the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) we also offer:

  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • AMLS & PHTLS Refreshing
  • First on the Scene (FOTS)
  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

american heart association authorized training logoAs an authorized training center of the American Heart Association we also offer:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - online courses available
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - online courses available
  • CPR Healthcare Provider


[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. 

Paramedic Program

Training paramedics to be experienced healthcare providers.

Emergency Medical Services

Providing medical support to the community, sporting events, and venues.

Law Enforcement

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