Nursing, EMS, & Allied Health Programs

Paramedic A.A.S.

“The EMT-Paramedic program at Northwest College has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT an accreditation status; it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self-Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT's Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.”


The NWC Associates of Applied Science in Paramedicine is a four semester program that includes four semesters of core paramedic courses along with other degree requirements.  Visit the Academic Maps page (link below) for program courses.  We are acutely focused on producing the most high quality paramedic candidate possible.  In this endeavor, we have elected to take on only one two-year paramedic cohort at a time.  We feel this is the best way to provide our learners with more individualized attention and ensure they have all the tools necessary to succeed. The application period for the Paramedic Program begins March 1, 2022 and are due May 1, 2022.  Twelve students are admitted every other year to the program beginning in the Fall semester.

The NWC Cody Paramedic Program is a hybrid program that consists of online coursework, and face-to-face labs and clinical experiences.  It focuses on producing high-quality entry level Paramedics while also tailoring the learning experience to the busy, adult learner.  The only pre-requisite for entrance into the program is Advanced EMT; however, experience as an EMT will set you apart from other candidates who have applied.

The paramedic program uses an evidence-based paramedic curriculum that intentionally prepares students for the challenges faced by paramedics in today's changing healthcare environment.  The program supports Wyoming's unique environment by offering required wilderness training throughout, allowing for program graduates to be wilderness-certified as well as the other traditional training offered to paramedics.

We are currently focusing on producing the best quality entry-level Paramedic that we can.  Thus, we have decided to dedicate our resources to only one cohort at a time for now to make sure they receive the most attention and training we can possibly give them.  We feel this process has worked wonderfully with our first cohort thus far as they are all far exceeding entry-level expectations and testing above the national average.  If you would like to start the Paramedic AAS program and want to shoot for the 2022-2024 cohort, please apply through the college and we will start working on your co-requisites!  Together, we feel confident any graduate of our program will be an amazing gift to the community.
To Apply:

Complete the Paramedic Program Application

If accepted into the program, applicants must also meet/pass the following requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Drug Test
  • Vaccinations
  • Advanced EMT Skills Checkoff

Applications are due May 1, 2022.

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Job Description:  Paramedics provide more extensive prehospital care than do EMTs and are the most advanced out-of-hospital provider. In addition to doing the tasks of EMTs, paramedics can give medications orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs)—which monitor heart function—and use other monitors and complex equipment, including ultrasonography and advanced airway management.

Job Outlook:  6% faster than other professions - 2019-2029 (

Median Pay:  $36,650 per year; $17.62 per hour

Need help?  Have Questions?  Want to Schedule Fisdap?  E-mail Whitney Morgan at!