Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP)

NDSCS Paramedic Technology

NDSCS offers a certificate program and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Paramedic Technology and is affiliated with Sanford Health EMS Education in Fargo, ND. Courses start in the fall of each year. The program length is three semesters, which includes a summer semester.

Clinical and field internship experiences will be completed concurrently with the classroom schedule. Numerous hospitals and ambulance services across North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota are utilized for clinical experience.

During orientation, students will be required to pay for and complete a background check. A previous felony can prevent a student from attending clinical sites and completing the program. If you have any concerns about your history, please contact the Paramedic Program Director.

Please review the Verified Credentials form.


The NDSCS website has more information, where you can also apply for the paramedic program.

Scholarship opportunities:

North Dakota EMS Association Foundation-

North Dakota Career Builders -

Both ND and MN have grant programs for educational reimbursement through rural ambulance services. Visit with your local squad leader.

For assistance with course options and registration, contact the program:

paramedics with patient

Kelly Wanzek
2215 18th St. S.
Fargo, ND 58103
 (701) 364-1738

The Sanford Health EMS Education/NDSCS Emergency Medical Services 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St. N., #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, TX 75088 
FAX 214-703-8992

Program Outcomes

Rates      2020  
 2021  2022 3 year Average
NREMT Cognitive Exam Pass Rate      100%      90.9%


NREMT Practical Exam Pass Rate      100%      100%      100%      100%
Retention      81%      92%      86%      86%
 Job Placement
 100%  100%  100%  100%