Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

Every day, paramedics are faced with providing care to acutely ill and injured patients in limited conditions. Lifesaving procedures and decisions are determined in an instant.

In the SCTCC's paramedicine program, our students receive a high level of training to make certain they will provide advanced care through medications and invasive procedures in the pre‐hospital and hospital environment.

At SCTCC we ensure every graduate is prepared for their future occupation. We ensure our graduates utilize their skills learned from the classroom for their careers with private ambulance companies, hospitals, emergency flight services (both helicopter and airplane), industry and city health agencies, fire departments and law enforcement agencies. Our paramedics can even incorporate their training in other career fields like park services and ski patrol.

Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation.

2021 Placement
Central MN Median Wage

Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

From Degree to Career

When you choose the Paramedicine program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that are ready to hire paramedics and EMT personnel.

In the SCTCC’s paramedicine program, we teach students the necessary skills to provide the best care to future patients. We teach our students how to effectively assess patients for medical and trauma instances, basic and advanced airway management, endotracheal intubation (ETI), and ventilator management.

After graduating, students will know the necessary processes needed to succeed in the workforce. At SCTCC, we train our students how to utilize Supraglottic Airways, Surgical Airway and Cricothyrotomy, Transtracheal Jet Insufflation, Bag Valve Masks (BVM), and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP).

With a paramedicine degree from SCTCC, graduates can administer Intravenous Access (IV), Intraosseous Access (IO), and medication for over 60 different medications. Our students ensure quality care by interpreting cardiac rhythms and 12 Lead application.

We even teach our students how to use pacing, defibrillation, and cardioversion, chest decompression, bandaging, splinting, and spinal immobilization so that every paramedicine graduate from SCTCC is prepared for the workforce.

Quick Glance

  • Patient Assessment (Medical and Trauma)
  • Basic and advanced airway management
  • Endotracheal Intubation (ETI)
  • Supraglottic Airways (i.e. King Airway, Combitube)
  • Surgical Airway / Cricothyrotomy
  • Transtracheal Jet Insufflation
  • Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
  • Ventilator management
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Intravenous Access (IV)
  • Intraosseous Access (IO)
  • Cardiac rhythm interpretation
  • 12 Lead application and interpretation
  • Pacing, Defibrillation and cardioversion
  • Medication administration (over 60 medications)
  • Chest Decompression
  • Bandaging, splinting, spinal immobilization

Types of Careers

With a degree in paramedicine from SCTCC, our graduates have worked as paramedics, emergency department technicians, and flight paramedics, but the options do not end there. Students can even use their degree for park services or ski patrol.

By utilizing the skills learned in the classroom, a day in the life of a paramedicine graduate from SCTCC consists of working as a paramedic for ambulance services for Gold Cross Ambulance in local Minnesota cities.

Potential Employers

From ambulance services, hospitals and emergency rooms, flight services, and event coverage, with a paramedicine degree, our students are certain to find potential employers in the St. Cloud community and beyond.

Projected Job Growth

Quick Glance

Types of Careers

  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Flight Paramedic

Potential Employers

  • Ambulance services
  • Hospitals and urgency rooms
  • Flight services (helicopter and airplane)
  • Event coverage

Many of our SCTCC graduates have gone on to work around the state of Minnesota. You can find our paramedicine program students working with Gold Cross Ambulance, North Memorial Health Care, MN Department of Natural Resources, and Allina Health. Our graduates utilize skills taught in SCTCC classrooms in their careers every day.

Quick Glance

  • Gold Cross Ambulance 
  • North Memorial Health Care 
  • MN Department of Natural Resources 
  • Allina Health 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088

Our Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Program Outcomes

  National Registry First Time Pass National Registry Overall Pass Retention Placement: Grads who sought jobs or further education
2020 58% 83.3% 100% 100%
2019 93% 91.7% 85% 100%
2018 93% 100% 92.3% 100%
2017 93% 93% 73.8% 100%
2016 100% 100% 93% 93%
2015 91% 91% 100% 100%

SCTCC Paramedicine students consistently pass the National Registry at higher rates than the national standard.

Paramedicine students with dummy
Students pulling injured person out of car
STudents in classroom with neck brace
Paramedicine students in classroom in ambulance
Paramedicine students training outdoors

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Are you ready to learn more about the Paramedicine program and being a student at SCTCC? Contact our instructors directly or join us for an info session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.

Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:

  • Call us at 320-308-5089
  • Email us at
  • On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meet the Admissions Staff.

Paying for College

Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.

Current Students

Current Paramedicine students - this is your place for information.

Lowell Smith

Current students who are Pre-Paramedicine can contact the Academic Advising Center. 
Office: Northway Building, 1-312

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