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News Fall Semester Courses are set to start August 25.

Brad Wright has been named interim program director.  He can be reached at: 651-450-3397 or

The Emergency Medical Services program at Inver Hills Community College includes a comprehensive two-year associate degree program for paramedics that meets and exceeds the United States Department of Transportation guidelines for paramedic education. Paramedic students have their choice of the A.S. Degree track, a Certificate track and an Accelerated A.S. Degree track for those already certified as paramedics who want to complete a degree. Program graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician written and practical exams and become State of Minnesota and Nationally certified.

First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are primarily employed in public safety agencies, hospitals, private ambulance services and local government positions, including fire departments and public ambulance services and provide care in a variety of emergency medical and traumatic situations. With enough education or experience, EMTs and paramedics can also become emergency service supervisors, managers, directors or even executive directors.
We are certified by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board.
Our paramedic program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. For more information and
CoAEMSP Offices: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312; Rowlett, TX 75088 ; Tel: 614-703-8445
All Inver Hills Community College EMS education programs meet or exceed the current U.S. Department of Transportation EMS Education Standards and the objectives of the previous  National Standard Curriculum.
Inver Hills Community College is the birthplace of FISDAP,  a national community of EMS educators and students.  With over 700 programs participating across the US this online network tracks and measures EMS student performance in didactic, skill lab, hospital and field internships.  FISDAP also provides Preceptor Training and Study Tools geared for success on cognitive state and national exams.
Our program receives Medical Direction from Regions Hospital EMS, part of a Level 1 trauma center.  Dr. Aaron Burnett is a frequent lecturer, skills instructor, mentor and facilitates our weekly patient case presentations.


Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076-3224
Tel: (651) 450-8500 . Fax: (651) 450-8677