Emergency and Critical Care Education
The EMS Education Paramedic program started in March of 2007.
We offer two courses a year. One is Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 pm to 10 pm for 12.5 months. We offer a Monday only course that meets 9 am to 4:30 pm for 15 months. There is also extensive hospital-based clinical time and field internship ride time on ambulances in addition to the classroom time. This is not a part-time program.
You must be a State of Minnesota certified EMT to start the Paramedic Program.
If you have little or no experience as an EMT (at least 50 verifiable EMS calls as a Lead EMT), you will be required to ride 100 hours with local fire departments to gain experience as an EMT at the beginning of the Paramedic Program.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. All the admissions requirements must be met prior to being given a slot in the class.
The Paramedic Program is VA/GI Bill eligible and WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) eligible.
The Hennepin Healthcare Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Outcomes for the Paramedic Program, Averages for 2015 - 2017
National Registry Written Pass Rate: 95%
National Registry Practical Pass Rate: 100.00%
Positive Placement of Grads: 91%
2017 Annual Report Statistics
NREMT Written Pass Rate: 83.9%
Attrition Rate: 72.3%
Positive Job Placement: 78.6%
CAAHEP CONTACT INFORMATION
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
COAEMSP CONTACT INFORMATION
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088