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DCB Offers EMT Courses


Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is excited to announce a new partnership with Bottineau Ambulance Service to offer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) classes to students and community members in the Bottineau area.

Bottineau Ambulance Services is interested in addressing current and future shortages of certified EMTs and paramedics. This collaboration will provide students with the opportunity to complete their EMT training and continue their education to become a paramedic. DCB, in collaboration with Trinity Health, offers a paramedic program in Minot and surrounding communities in northwest North Dakota. If a student chooses not to take the next step with the paramedic program, they have the opportunity to complete the national registry exam and work as a registered EMT.

This is a great partnership between local entities. The EMT classes are offered on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30-10:00 pm on the DCB Campus. Classes are also available to students in other communities through the Interactive Video Network (IVN) system. During fall semester, the first class will start on Tuesday, August 27, and the last class will end on Thursday, December 19. Students are required to attend hands-on practical training one Saturday per month. In addition, students are required to complete one additional course during Spring 2020 in order to be eligible to complete the national registry exam.

Enrollment may be completed either for credit or non-credit. The classes are also available to high school students who are interested in earning dual credit. For further information, contact Larry Brooks at Dakota College at Bottineau.