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Community Paramedic - Certificate

12 Credits
Degree Description

The Community Paramedic program responds to identified health needs in underserved communities, ultimately improving the quality of life and health of rural and remote citizens and visitors.  The program seeks to prepare learners for roles that include the following: outreach, wellness, health screening assessments, health teaching, providing immunizations, wound care, recognition of mental health issues, and referral into the existing mental health care systems, and functioning as physician extenders in rural clinics and hopsitals.  Community Paramedic learners will also receive instruction in disease management, including a thorough undestanding of monitoring diabetes, congestive heart failure and other high-cost diseases, and the methods and medications used to treat them.


NOTE:  Students must be admitted to the Community Paramedic program by following a defined application process.  Requirements for admittance include:  current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) and a record of at least two years of full time service as an EMT-P or the part time equivalent.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester

Offered on the North Mankato Campus
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2018-2019 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (4 Courses)

Select the following courses:
CP 2500 Roles Advocacy and Outreach (2 Credits)
CP 2505 Community Assessment (2 Credits)
CP 2510 Care and Prevention Development Strategies (3 Credits)
CP 2520 Community Paramedic Clinical (5 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.