Emergency Medical Services Professional

Emergency Medical Services Professionals or EMT’s care for the sick or injured in emergency or medical situations. People’s lives often depend on the fast and thoughtful actions made my EMT’s on the job. The work of an EMT can be strenuous and stressful, sometimes assisting with life or death situations. Do you have what it takes?

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Course Information

17 credits with program transfer opportunities to Paramedic, Advanced EMT, Medical Assistant or Nursing Degrees.

Students will learn how to respond to emergency situations and provide emergency medical assistance through:

  • Assessing a patient’s condition, vital signs and course of treatment.
  • Providing first aid or life support care to sick or injured patients.
  • Transporting patients to a nearby facility for continued triage and care.
  • Medical charting and reporting of observations and treatments to transferring physicians, nurses, or other medical personal.
  • Collaboration with police and firefighters to provide the best care to those in emergency situations.

 For more course information regarding course workload and college credits, please view: Emergency Medical Services Certificate

Career Outlook

  • The average pay for Minnesota EMT’s is $40,640.
  • Employment of EMT’s or other emergency professionals is projected to grow 15% by 2026 or an increase of 37,400 workers. This is much higher than the average occupation growth rate of 7%.
  • With increasing rates of car crashes, natural disasters or acts of violence comes a higher demand for skilled EMT’s.

Financial Aid

  • Pine Technical and Community College offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state!
  • Scholarships may be available to those who qualify.
  • If you have any questions, please stop into Student Affairs and speak to our Financial Aid staff or visit our Financial Aid page on the web.


See all Program Requirements and Courses

If you have further questions, please contact 

Jen Rancour
Recruitment and Admissions Specialist


USDE Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Pine Technical and Community College EMS Professional curriculum is designed to help prepare students to sit for the professional licensure exam for Minnesota. At this time, Pine Technical and Community College is unable to make a determination if the EMS Professional program meets the licensing requirement for any state or US protectorate besides Minnesota. You will want to contact the licensing board in which state you intend to pursue licensure for their requirements, below we provide a link to a list of each states licensing board. If you have further questions about licensure for the EMT program please feel free to reach out to John Singh at 320.629.5185 or via email at john.singh@pine.edu and he will be happy to help you. 

For more information on state licensing boards and their contact information for EMT program go to:




Source: Bureau of Labor Statisitcs