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Avera McKennan School of EMS

Physical Location:
3936 S Western Ave
Mailing Address:
1325 S Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045

Avera McKennan School of EMS

Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center School of Emergency Medical Services is an innovative, professional emergency medical program offering the finest in out-of-hospital programs and the highest National Registry exam pass rate (93%) of any program in the region.

Why choose the Avera McKennan School of Emergency Medical Services?

  • Earn a paramedic certificate in one year.
  • Experience exciting hands on educational experience, right here in Sioux Falls.
  • Day, evening, and weekend classes are available.
  • We have the highest pass rate, (93%) for the National Registry exam, of any program in the region. The national average is 70%.
  • Starting salaries between $35,000 and $55,000.
  • Our program costs less than $7,500.
  • Financial aid is available.
  • 100% placement of past graduates.

For more information, call 605-322-2086 or contact us online.

Current Student Resources

Students have access to our innovative resources and experienced staff throughout the program. Use the links on this page to access information if you are currently a School of EMS student.

Paramedic Alumni Connections

If you are a graduate of the School of EMS paramedic program, connect with your classmates and others on Facebook. We would love to have photos of every class, starting with the class of 1984-85!

Visit us on Facebook

2016 EMS Refresher Conference

January 28-30, 2016

For all levels of prehospital providers

Preconference course:

PHTLS Renewal, January 27, 8am-5pm

Additional courses during the conference:

CPR Renewal, January 28, 6pm-8pm

ACLS Renewal, January 28, 6pm-10pm

PALS Renewal, January 29, 6pm-10pm

Note: Paramedics, to receive a certificate for a 48-hour refresher, you must present a current card for PHTLS/ITLS, ACLS, and PALS/PEPP.

For more information, click here.

To register online, click here.

To print a registration form, click here.

Inside the Avera McKennan School of EMS

Training Heroes & Saving Lives