Rapid Response to Help People

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South Central College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs educate you to provide emergency care essential to helping people in crisis. As the most highly trained pre-hospital emergency care provider in the EMS field, the Paramedic accepts the challenging responsibility for patient care and directs others to carry out treatment plans. The Emergency Medical Technician program and the Emergency Medical Responder training focus on the public service field such as ambulance personnel, law enforcement officer, fire and rescue personnel or industry safety officer. If you are interested in a fast-paced job in the medical field, check out the Emergency Medical Services programs at South Central College.

The EMS offerings at South Central College include credit and hour based instruction ranging from the more comprehensive Intensive Care Paramedic training to CPR and First Aid Training. For current Paramedics the college offers additional training in the Advanced Medical Services Paramedic track. South Central College provides an assortment of options to train you for work in Emergency Medical Services.

 

This program includes coursework in areas like:

  • CPR
  • Airway Management
  • Cardiac Care
  • Trauma Care
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Special Populations
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Incident Management
  • Rescue

Employment Outlook
The South Central College Emergency Medical Services programs offer numerous options for a career in the emergency medical field. Employment opportunities for you are varied in nature and depend on your career goals.

Hourly Wage Range

  • 12-County SCC Region: $13.63-$22.19
  • Minnesota: $14.62-$23.51

Average Annual Salary

  • 12-County SCC Region:$38,200
  • Minnesota: $40,600

Jobs in 12 County SCC Region:

  • 2018: 273
  • 2023: 284
    Change: 4.0%

Jobs in Minnesota

  • 2018: 4,826
  • 2023: 5,046
    Change: 4.6%

Source: Jobs EQ - Q3 2018


Program Advisors
Laurie Oelslager
Paramedic Faculty & Program Coordinator
(507) 389-7306
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Eric Weller
Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
(507) 389-7319
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Lisa Matzke
Paramedic Faculty & Clinical Coordinator
(507) 389-7306
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EMS Student Perspective

  • "The EMS program has taught me to think outside the box and solve problems in a quick manner which is important in healthcare."
    Cark Ekstedt EMS Student
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One in every ten jobs in the U.S. today are in the healthcare industry. From technicians to those on the front line of patient care, opportunities abound. Many well-paying healthcare careers require just two years of college to get started.