This program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. For more information about accreditation, click here.
The Paramedic certificate at Western Dakota Tech is available to participants that are currently certified and/or licensed as Emergency Medical Technicians at the state or national level. The Paramedic certificate student will experience over one thousand hours of training that entails didactic experience and a vigorous and stringent clinical program that will produce a pre-hospital caregiver that will meet the demands of society.
At the end of the paramedic certificate training and education the successful candidate will have the following: American Heart Association (AHA) – Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) – Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) as well as Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS). These courses aid in the successful candidate’s approach to the national certification exam that will allow them to obtain the title of Paramedic.