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Introduction to Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Course Description:
Introduction to EMS:  builds time managment, organizational, reading, study and test-taking skills using vocabulary and terminology common in the EMS field. The class prepares you for success in the Saint Paul EMS Academy, a 9-credit certificate program coordinated by the City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Fire Department and Inver Hills Community College.

The next Introduction class will be held in March of 2018. To register, go to the Hubbs Center. 1030 University Ave, St. Paul

The next EMS Academy class will start June, 2018. To register, go to the City of Saint Paul's website and apply through the Human Resource Department.  

Learners of bilingual ability are strongly urged to apply.


  • Have an interest in entering the Emergency Medical Service field
  • TABE D Reading score of 7.0-12.9
  • Commit to a 10 week course


 Next Steps and Additional career information:

The emergency medical services field, in Saint Paul especially, has a growing demand for linguistic and ethnic diversity. Hubbs designed the preparatory course for young adults interested in a career in emergency medicine and who need additional assistance to enroll in an occupational training program.

Completion of this course provides a strong foundation for students who qualify to apply for the EMS Academy. The Academy, co-taught by a Hubbs ABE Instructor and Inver Hills Community College Instructor, to train young adults to become Emergency Medical Technicians. Not only is it a tuition-free program, but students may also be paid an hourly wage for class attendance. 


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Additional Career Information: 

Minnesota Careerwise Education website