Emergency Medical Services Program


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All paramedics started out as EMTs. Visit our EMT page for information on our 7 credit, one semester EMT course. They next enrolled and successfully completed a paramedic program, which included Advanced Life Support (ALS) coursework, such as IVs, advanced airways, medication administration/pharmacology, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), advanced trauma management, and patient assessment. 

Paramedics typically work for ALS ambulance services, ALS fire departments, and aeromedical transport. 

In a typical work setting:

  • Have a high level of social interaction. They constantly work with the public and other emergency workers.
  • Typically respond to 911 calls, transport between medical facilities, and do medical standbys at sporting events, such as football games. 
  • Most work 40-48 hour work weeks, which include shifts from as little as 10 hours per day to 24 hour shifts, and as little as 8 days per month.
Job Title Average Wage Annual Job Openings Expected Growth
Paramedic MT: $46,930/yr
US: $46,770/yr
MT: 100
US: 20,700
MT: 6%
US: 11%

*Information obtained from O*NET OnLine and bls.gov

Paramedics and EMTs can be found in a variety of environments, such as:

Ambulances Ambulances
Fire and Rescue Firetrucks
Air Medical Services Air Medical Services
Can you see yourself as a Paramedic, working on an ambulance, or at a fire department, maybe as a flight medic? Great Falls College Montana State University's Paramedic Program may have a spot for you. Our Paramedic Program offers an A.A.S. degree as a Paramedic, with personalized instruction, high end simulated lab experience in our state of the art Sim Hospital that has an actual ambulance in it. We also have progressive clinical sites. Finally, we can provide remote online learning in a hybrid educational model that can substantially reduce travel time to campus. 

Paramedic Program Estimated Costs

Figure Out Your Finances

Students seeking federal financial aid (which includes grants and loans) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which online at fafsa.ed.gov. As a result of completing a FAFSA, an applicant will receive a federal Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail or online. An electronic version of the SAR is automatically sent to the schools listed on the FAFSA. To list Great Falls College MSU, use our school code: 009314.

Students applying for financial aid may also be required to provide proper federal income tax information, completed verification materials, and any other information requested by the Financial Aid Office. Students must apply for financial aid annually.

Assistance is available to prospective students applying for financial aid. In addition, financial aid counseling for new students is an integral part of the admissions and orientation process. Once enrolled, students may receive counseling and assistance as needed. For assistance, please call 406-771-4334, or write to the Financial Aid Office, Great Falls College MSU, 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405, or email finaid@gfcmsu.edu.

Great Falls College MSU also offers a wide variety of different scholarships to assist you in paying for your college. To view a list of current scholarship offerings, please see our scholarships page.

Paramedic Program Requirements

Program Admission Process

The Paramedic Program Admissions Committee reviews application packets and uses established admissions criteria to rank applicants for admission. The Application Evaluation form used by the committee is enclosed.

Criteria for selection emphasize academic performance in prerequisite course work, previous education and work experience.

Application packets postmarked on or before May 27, 2022 to be considered eligible for 1st priority admission into the Paramedic Program for the 2022-23 academic year versus those received after deadline. Application packets should be sent by certified mail or hand delivered. Please only send required documentation as other supplemental items will be discarded.

Contact Information

Administrative Assistant
Health Science
Phone: 406.771.4350
Fax: 406.771.2264

Mailing Address:

Paramedic Program Admissions Committee
Great Falls College MSU
2100 16th Avenue South
Great Falls MT, 59405

  • Please send all application items as a completed packet. Items sent separately and at random are easily lost or misfiled. We are not responsible for any late, lost or misfiled information. Please only send required documentation as other supplemental items will be discarded.
    • 1st Priority Application Due Date: May 27, 2022.
    • Students who have completed all “required qualification” prior to application submission will be given priority over students still in progress of successful completing “required qualifications”.
    • Applications received after deadline will be given second priority on date received.
  • Submission of false material in this Application Packet will be grounds for nonadmission or, if discovered after admission, grounds for expulsion.
  • You may submit your application as soon as you complete it, prior to deadline.
  • Only complete application packets will be processed. Missing information or documents will result in processing delay or possibly non-review of your application to the program.

Please refer to the Paramedic Program Application, linked below, for full details on the application process.

Note: This program is currently under review and will not be accepting new students.

Paramedic Program Outcomes 2021


Written: 100%


% attrition: 0.0%
% retention: 100%

Positive Placement: 75%

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