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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

EMS Class Schedule

Call 605-322-2086 for information about registration and fees. Or access and print our EMS class registration forms found in the right column on this page.

Please note, all classes are at Avera McKennan School of EMS in Sioux Falls unless otherwise noted.


Emergency Medical Technician 

2016 Winter EMT Class

If you are a motivated student and do well with self-instruction, the 2016 Winter EMT class is the class for you! This is not our traditional class. You will spend much of your class time applying the knowledge that you have acquired through self-directed learning.

Start Date:  Monday, January 4, 2016 at 9am

Healthcare Provider CPR Class (optional): January 14 at 9am

Completion Date:  Saturday, January 30, 2016

Class Days/ Times: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Also, class will be held the following Saturday: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Class Location: Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

2016 Spring EMT Class

Start Date:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 6pm

Healthcare Provider CPR Class (optional): February 8 at 6pm

Completion Date:  Wednesday, May 18

Snow Day/Final Exam Retest Day: Thursday, May 19

Class Days/ Times: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6pm-10pm

Also, class will be held on the following Saturdays: February 27, March 5, April 23, May 7, 9am-4pm

Class will not be held February 15 or March 28

Class Location: Avera McKennan School of EMS, 3936 S. Western Ave., Sioux Falls, SD



  • Daytime Course: A 10-month program beginning September, 2016. Classes are Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Evening Course: A 12-month program beginning February, 2016. Classes are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-10pm, with occasional Saturdays.
  • Prerequisite: EMT


Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

For Prehospital Providers only

  • November 18 & 19

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

For Prehospital Providers only

  • October 6, 7 & 8
  • April 4 & 6

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

For Prehospital Providers only

  • February 15 & 17

Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)

For Prehospital Providers only

  • March 23 & 24

CPR for Healthcare Providers

  • January 14, 9am
  • February 8, 6pm



      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.