Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Local: (952) 995-1300

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Program locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park

Hennepin Technical College, Eden Prairie


Emergency Medical Services Specialist

Hennepin Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 26
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The EMS Certificate provides enhanced entry level job training for employment in a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance service and the EMS ride-along experience requirements for persons interested in entering a paramedic program. Several certificate courses provide transferable credit to Inver Hills Community College Emergency Health Services (paramedic) program. Included in the program is an 80 hour internship with Metro ALS Ambulance Services. Areas covered are special transportation training, an ambulance service operations and run simulation course, behind-the-wheel emergency driving course, proper lifting techniques plus interpersonal communication skills that paramedic schools and employers are seeking.

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