Paramedicine A.A.S.
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Take the next step in your medical training and become a paramedic.

Paramedics are front-line advanced providers of emergency medical care. They are trained to respond to a variety of medical emergencies in all types of settings and safely transport patients to care facilities.

FVCC’s Paramedicine A.A.S. program builds upon EMT licensure training and provides students with advanced emergency medical care knowledge and skills. Through a combination of classroom lecture, lab exercises and field experience, graduates of this program are prepared to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians examinations for paramedicine.


  • Students can complete the Paramedicine A.A.S. program in three to four semesters depending upon whether pre-requisite coursework has been completed.
  • After passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians written and field examinations, graduates of this program are eligible to apply to the Montana Board of Medical Examiners for paramedic licensure.
  • According to a 10-year forecast by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, demand for paramedics will continue to increase until 2024.

Attributes of Successful Paramedics

  • Able to maintain high academic and professional standards under rigourous demands
  • Calm and focused under pressure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Caring, understanding and non-judgmental demeanor
  • Methodical, organized and detail-oriented


Student Support Center Advisor

Russ Lamson

LRC 147C

(406) 756-3885
Faculty Advisor

Ryan Pitts

BC 126 B

(406) 756-3901

For contact information, please contact the Admissions Office: (406) 756-3847

Graduate Outcomes

For our 2019 Graduating Cohort we experienced a 100% retention rate, 91.7% of our graduates passed their National Certification exams and 91.7% of our graduates had a positive job placement.

Accrediting Information

The Flathead Valley Community College 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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33763


To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312

Rowlett, TX 75088

(214) 703-8445

FAX (214) 703-8992