The Online Paramedic Program for Busy Professionals

Are you ready for the next level in prehospital care?

Are you a currently-certified EMT in northeastern or northwestern MN?

Are you looking for a course that fits into your schedule?

Then this online paramedic program is for you!


The School of EMS and LifeSigns Plus are proud to partner to bring this online accelerated paramedic program to students in northern Minnesota! Conveniently access coursework, lectures, and discussions 24/7 via the Canvas learning platform. During this flexible 10-month accelerated program, you will have 3 live skills weeks. These sessions will be conveniently located in the education rooms at LifeSigns Plus and Bemidji Ambulance Service in Bemidji, Minnesota.


Financial assistance is available, in addition to opportunities to carry your coursework toward completion of an A.A. degree. To learn more, please visit the School of EMS website or read our press release.

Next StartCourse EndTuition
April 1, 2024February 2025$8,350
Course AccreditationContinuing EducationFinancial Info
The School of EMS paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).Students of this program are eligible for 1.6 college credit and articulation. Columbia Southern University has partnered with the School of EMS to help students make the most of their previously earned credits. As a benefit of this partnership, School of EMS students, employees, and their families, receive a 10% tuition discount and exclusive scholarship opportunities. CSU is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Visit the Columbia Southern University website for information specific to School of EMS students and alumni. Local community college opportunities for articulation may also be available. Please contact for further information on articulation.Financial aid options are available to eligible participants. Course fees can be covered through employer sponsorship or self-payment for funding flexibility.

Course Contact

For questions about the course or how to apply, please contact:

Laurie Setters-Hill

Outreach EMS Education Coordinator

LifeSigns Plus


Heather King-Smith, NRP, A.S.

District Officer

School of EMS

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