Dear Prospective Student:
Accelerate your career at Montana's oldest nationally accredited paramedic program while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Big Sky country. The 1800-hour career paramedic degree program utilizes online, hybrid, traditional classroom, and skills laboratory delivery methods to ensure a flexible but rigorous educational experience. Furthermore, students may choose to take the pre-requisite classes entirely online or on campus. The paramedic core classes and hospital and field internships run from September through August. Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program certifications are included in the curriculum. Graduates are eligible for the NREMT Paramedic examination and Montana’s Critical Care Transport Paramedic licensure/endorsement.
The paramedic program is housed in the health sciences building at City College at MSU Billings. This provides you with the small campus atmosphere of City College at MSU Billings, but also allows you the luxury of resources that only a larger university can provide. Financial aid, housing, and VA benefits are available to qualified students. We also offer an online BAS degree with a thematic concentration in EMS management.
Finally, I would like to share with you the qualities that I will bring to the classroom as the paramedic program director. I have been a paramedic since 1977 and director of paramedic programs since 1985. My teaching philosophy revolves around student needs and bridging classroom instruction to real street application. Additionally, I serve as a nationally recognized lecturer, author, expert witness and consultant for prehospital emergency medicine.
If you are truly serious about advancing your career, send for an application packet today. It will be the best professional decision you can make. Pre-requisite classes are available throughout the academic year.
David Gurchiek, Ph.D., NREMT-P
Department Chair, Health & Public Safety; Director, Paramedic Program