Sanford Paramedic Apprenticeship

Who Qualifies?

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Meet Sanford Health employment requirements
  2. 18 years of age
  3. At least 24 completed credits from an accredited college or university
  4. Ability to register with North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS application page)
  5. Meet minimum requirements for admission to paramedic program other than EMT license and BIO 220/220L (link)
    1. Standardized minimum scores of:
      1. ACT - Math 21, Reading 18, English 16
      2. Accuplacer - Reading 256, Writing 250, QAS 255
    2. Completed English 110, Math 103 with "C" or higher
    3. Ability to meet technical standards (see link above)
    4. Have current immunizations/immunity to:
      1. Measles/Mumps/Rubella
      2. Varicella
      3. Hepatitis B
      4. Tuberculosis
      5. Tetatus/Diptheria/Pertussis
      6. Influenza
      7. Covid
Preferred candidates will have:

    1. Higher scores on placement tests
    2. Advanced math, English, and communication courses
    3. Bio 220/Bio220L and advanced human anatomy/physiology courses
    4. Customer service experience

To apply, click here


How much will this cost? It will cost you nothing. All tuition, fees, books, uniforms, etc, will be paid by Sanford Ambulance. And you will be paid as a full time employee, including benefits.
When does it start? You will be hired and start EMT class in June.
How long will it take? The EMT course will take about 3 months from start to national testing. Then the paramedic program will start in late August. This will last about a year. By the following August, you should be working as a paramedic!
What does a paramedic make?
  • A starting paramedic in Fargo will be paid, on average, $66,000. At 5 years, the average Fargo paramedic makes $78,000. Employees who seek more overtime and incentives can exceed $100,000.