Emergency and Critical Care Education

Paramedic Program

The Hennepin EMS Education Paramedic program started in March of 2007.

We offer two courses a year. One is Tuesday and Thursday Nights 6PM to 10PM for 12.5 months. We offer a Monday only course that meets 9AM to 430PM 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.

Find up-to-date applications and information at: http://hcmcparamedicprogram.weebly.com/

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 County Medical Center 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 2013 - 2015

National Registry Written Pass Rate: 97.06%
National Registry Practical Pass Rate: 100.00%
Retention: 73.12%
Positive Placement of Grads: 82.35%

In the 2014-2015 class, we had a 92% first time written pass rate and 100% are now Nationally Registered Paramedics.


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

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992


Our staff work with over 4200 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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