The CAAHEP accredited Paramedic Technology program prepares students for a rewarding opportunity in the growing field of emergency medical services. Paramedics provide complete and vital emergency services to a variety of patients. They are typically dispatched by 911 operators to the scene of an accident or other emergency situation in which immediate emergency medical services are required. They may also provide transportation from one medical facility to another. Graduates in this program may be employed with fire departments, public and private ambulance services, rescue squads, emergency medical services, and hospitals. The Paramedic Technology program is delivered through a combination of Interactive Video Network (IVN) and on-site methods. Students will receive academic components of the program via IVN, while the hands-on, clinical components will be taught by certified instructors on-site. This combination of delivery methods will provide a quality education that is flexible and accessible. Current distance delivery sites include Minot, Bottineau, Carrington, Harvey, Rugby, Mohall, Williston, and Watford City; all in North Dakota. Additional sites may be available depending on demand.
Students must have successfully completed the EMT-Basic Certification prior to being admitted into the program. Upon completion of the porgram students will be required to complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) computer based testing and practical examination to become certified as a paramedic. A criminal background check is also required.