Frequently asked questions:
Are you a part-time program? No, we are not. The workload quickly becomes a full-time job.
8-16 hours of class
One 10 hour Field shift
One 10 hour hospital shift
Quizzes, Homework, Studying 8 - 16 hours
Are you Hennepin Tech? No.
Are you the best program in the Metro? Yes.
Do you have financial aid?
We do not have financial aid at this time. We have applied for GI Bill benefits and Workforce benefits. We are looking to partner with a metro-area school so that our students can use financial aid. Paying your tuition over the course of the class makes it interest free. Getting student loans and running up a large bill in interest doesn't help you out.
Do you have college credits?
We have articulation agreements with schools that will give you credit for completing our program when you apply to those schools.
Davenport University - 39 credits for completing program transfers toward BS in Health Services Administration, BS in Medical Case Management, or BSN-Nursing (Nursing degree would require to attend Davenport University in Michigan).
Columbia Southern University - 29 credits for completing program. 10% tuition discount. No application fee.
I was told by other programs you are shutting down/lost accreditation/etc.
We are CoAEMSP accredited through 2020 and will continue to be accredited well beyond. We will be partnering with Normandale Community College to strengthen our student experience and educational opportunities for our students. Hennepin Healthcare, Hennepin EMS, and HCMC Paramedic Program are pillars of the healthcare community and are not going anywhere.
I was told your program is very militaristic.
Anyone who said that was never in the military. We require our students to wear a uniform with pride (i.e. clean, wrinkle free, polish on boots) and that they address staff, preceptors, and patients as Sir or Ma'am. It is a sign of professionalism and respect.
If you had someone show up to the worst day of your life, would you want them to look disheveled and call you Dude or Man?
Strict attendance policy?
We are preparing you for a job in which you treat people with skills and knowledge. "I didn't go to class that day we went over this medical emergency...." is not what a patient wants to hear when you start treating them. Also, in order to be employable you are required to show up to
work on time and ready to go. We expect the same.