EMT - Fargo


What books are required?

The book for this course is Emergency Care 14th Edition by Dan Limmer. Students must purchase the MyLab option.

Books can be purchased on your own or at the NDSCS Bookstore


Are there grants available?

North Dakota Department of Emergency Medical Systems does have rural EMS grant program. It is provided to rural ambulance services to increase staffing. Contact your rural ambulance service to see if they participate in this grant and what the requirements are.

ND EMS Grant Information: Education Grants, North Dakota Rural EMS Assistance Fund 

This course is also certified by the North Dakota Department of Veteran's Affairs for eligible students to receive veteran's educational benefits.

Want to work as an EMT for Sanford Ambulance? Click to apply for our scholarship 


When are EMT classes held?


Fall 2024

The semester will start on August 27th and ends December 20th.

All EMT program registration will be through NDSCS (unless you are a verified grant student). All students must meet the minimum requirements for NDSCS enrollment which include, but not limited to a $35 application fee, sharing your official high school transcript or GED, sharing college transcripts, and submitting proof of immunization. Below are the course listings for NDSCS. Click here for more information regarding NDSCS registration. Course listing below.

  • EMS 110 Fundamentals
  • EMS 110 Lab (Wednesday or Thursday option)
  • EMS 110 Practicum
  • EMS 101 Introduction into EMS

Lecture will be Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Lecture is online only (via Webex).

Students will be required to attend one lab session per week. Weekday options for lab are:

  • Wednesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday, 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

There is a weekend option for lab, where students attend 5 weekends throughout the semester. Weekend lab time is; Friday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. This is only offered if a minimum number of 5 students register for it.

  • September 6 & 7th
  • October 4 & 5th
  • October 25 & 26th
  • November 15 & 16th
  • December 6 & 7th


Spring 2025

The semester will start on January 14th and ends May 16th.

All EMT program registration will be through NDSCS (unless you are a verified grant student). All students must meet the minimum requirements for NDSCS enrollment which include, but not limited to a $35 application fee, sharing your official high school transcript or GED, sharing college transcripts, and submitting proof of immunization. Below are the course listings for NDSCS. Click here for more information regarding NDSCS registration. Course listing below.

  • EMS 110 Fundamentals
  • EMS 110 Lab (Wednesday or Thursday option)
  • EMS 110 Practicum
  • EMS 101 Introduction into EMS

Lecture will be Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Lecture is online only (via Webex).

Students will be required to attend one lab session per week. Weekday options for lab are:

  • Wednesday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Thursday, 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Thursday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

There is a weekend option for lab, where students attend 5 weekends throughout the semester. Weekend lab time is; Friday, 6:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturday, 8:30am – 5:00pm. This is only offered if a minimum number of 5 students register for it.

  • Dates TBD

Summer 2025

The semester will start on June 11th and ends July 31st.

The summer bootcamp EMT course is an in-person course held at Sanford Ambulance in Fargo, ND. This is a consolidated EMT course that covers a large amount of material each week. Class is held on both Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Attending both days each week is mandatory.

All EMT program registration will be through NDSCS. All students must meet the minimum requirements for NDSCS enrollment which include, but not limited to a $35 application fee, sharing your official high school transcript or GED, sharing college transcripts, and submitting proof of immunization. Below are the course listings for NDSCS. Click here for more information regarding NDSCS registration. Course listing below.

  • EMS 110 Fundamentals
  • EMS 110 Lab (Wednesday or Thursday option)
  • EMS 110 Practicum
  • EMS 101 Introduction into EMS

Are there pre-requisites?

Yes. Review the Verified Credentials form 


How do I sign up for an EMT class? 

Register here: https://www.ndscs.edu/become-wildcat/apply


What is the job outlook for EMTs?

For current job information, please visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics: EMTs 


Want more information?

Call Jaymes Feil at (701) 364-1739


Moodle Database for EMT Program