Paramedic Technology

Bottineau Minot Valley City Online



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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 program 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.

State Licensure Requirements: All DCB programs fulfill the requirements for licensure in the state of North Dakota. Please be aware that we are currently working on researching if our curriculum/degree meets licensure requirements in other states. Students seeking to pursue this degree outside of North Dakota must contact our Academic Affairs office to confirm whether the program may be licensed in the students’ home state.


Paramedic Applications are due by April 1st.

Paramedic Program Outcomes

Criteria Class of 2020 - 2021 Class of 2021 - 2022
% of Graduates passing NREMT written exam - 1st attempt 75% 60%
% of Graduates passing REMT written exam - 3rd attempt (cumulative) 75% 60%
% of Graduates passing NREMT Psychomotor Skills 100% 100%
Student Retention 100% 71.4%
Positive Job Placement 75% 60%

*Official numbers submitted to CoAEMSP in 2022 annual report

The Dakota College at Bottineau 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

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