Admission and Program Requirements
This program is for EMTs with a goal to advance to the paramedic level. Paramedic candidates will find
career opportunities with ambulance services, police departments, fire and rescue departments, urgent
care facilities, and hospitals. This program meets or exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation 2010
National EMS Education Standards. Century College EMS Programs work with many healthcare partners in
and around the Greater Twin Cities Region, and beyond. Through our industry partners, Century College
paramedic candidates will find opportunities to participate in many innovative research initiatives, and
practice state-of-the-art standards in EMS patient care. Many graduates find advanced opportunities in
Community Paramedicine, Nursing, Law Enforcement, and medical school. The Century College EMS
Program has been accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs,
(CAAHEP), since 1987. Upon successful completion of the paramedic program, graduates will be eligible to
take the National Registry Paramedic certification exam.
Program Admission Requirements
Documentation of the following list of items must be on file before you will be allowed to register for courses.
1. A completed Century College application.
2. Paramedic Program Application form.
3. An official high school transcript verifying graduation or an official GED certificate.
4. It is highly recommended that you complete or be concurrently enrolled in, one of the
following: ENGL 1021, COMM 1021, COMM 1031, COMM 1041, or COMM 1051, and complete
with a grade
of C or higher. Said course requirement must be completed by the end of third semester to be
eligible to take the National Registry exam.
5. A copy of current state EMT certification.
6. Completion of one of the following:
• Successful completion of both EMS 1025 & EMS 1026 (usually taken in the same semester) or
uivalent coursework available at Hennepin Tech, Inver Hills, or Anoka Tech, etc. with a
grade of C or higher; or
• EMTs that have 100 patient contacts verified by employer; or
• Employer letter of support requesting an exception to the 100 patient contacts rule. The letter
must support the candidate’s capacity in the aptitude and affective domains; or
• If the applicant is an emergency department technician (EDT), registered nurse (RN), or
litary medical experience (MOS 68W or equivalent), a minimum of 100 patient contacts is
required while certified as an EMT.
Note: If the applicant could reasonably attain the 100-patient contacts prior to the clinical phase of the
program, accommodation may be made if approved by the program director.