Emergency Medicine Education: Paramedic Program
HCMC Paramedic Program Director
The Hennepin EMS Education/Ridgewater College Paramedic program started in March of 2007, as a partnership between Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota and Hennepin EMS Education in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
There are three separate sites where the program is offered - at Hennepin EMS Education in Minneapolis and the Willmar and Hutchinson campuses of Ridgewater College.
The Paramedic classes start Summer Session – usually late May or early June - meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 pm and approximately one Saturday a month from 8-5. There is also extensive hospital based clinical time and field internship ride time on ambulances in addition to the classroom time. This is not a part-time program.
General education classes are offered at a variety of days/times depending on where you take them. If you have little or no experience as an EMT (at least 50 verifiable EMS calls as a Lead EMT), a BLS Insternship class through Ridgewater is required.
Information regarding the 2016-2017 Paramedic Program, starting Summer Semester 2016, is available now on Ridgewater College's website.
All admissions and registration for classes are done through Ridgewater College. Please access the Ridgewater College's website to read about the Program and the requirements for admission.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis. All the admissions requirements must be met prior to being given a slot in the class.
The Hennepin County Medical Center Paramedic 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).
|Outcomes for the Paramedic Program||Average 2014+2013+2012|
|National Registry Written Pass Rate||93.75%|
|National Registry Practical Pass Rate |
|Positive Placement of Grads |
|In 2014-2015 class we had a 92% first time written pass rate and 100% are now Nationally Registered Paramedics.|
CAAHEP CONTACT INFORMATION
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
COAEMSP CONTACT INFORMATION
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088