20 E. Olive Ste. LL10 Bozeman, MT
Aug 27-Dec 06, 2011
Credit: 12 undergraduate
Tuition & Fees: $2,418.00
Instructor(s): Sean Grabbe

Course Description

The paramedic is the highest level of provider for pre-hospital care. This program will provide the student with the training and skills needed to practice in this highly skilled profession. The course of instruction consists of three parts: a didactic phase which combines academics and skills instruction; a clinical phase which consists of rotations in the various departments of the hospital (ED, OR, ICU, Lab, PICU) and a field-internship with an ALS ambulance service provider.

There is a minimum enrollment for this course and if not met, the course may be cancelled and fees fully refunded.
For complete information on administrative policies http://eu.montana.edu/credit/policy.htm

Meeting Place and Times

Monday, Wednesdays and Thursdays
August 27 to December 6, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
MSU Bozeman campus, room info TBA


Sean Grabbe.
Sean Grabbe has a total of 17 years in the EMS field. Currently he is the Training Officer with the Bozeman Fire Department. He is also the Department's EMS Coordinator in charge of all EMS education and equipment purchase. He created and currently maintains the EMS CE program for the Department as well. Previously, he was employed as a firefighter/paramedic in the Odessa Fire Department. Concurrently hes was employed by the Odessa College EMS Department as a part time EMS instructor, this included academic and skills instruction as well as a clinical instructor in charge of 3 to 6 students in the various clinical rotations in the hospital departments. Other clinical experience includes industrial and summer camp medical clinics, He is certified by the NREMT's at the paramedic level, liscensed by the State of Montana as a paramedic and a lead instructor.


1-Certification at the NREMT-B Level or higher
2-Three years work experience as a NREMT-B
3-Competencies in Mathmatics, Reading and writing
4-Oral Interview
5-Immunizations (Hep B, Neg PPD or CXR
Preference will be given to Local EMS Providers.

Target Audience

The target audience for this program would include regional EMS providers, such as Fire Departments, Ambulance Services, Ski Patrols, SAR Teams and other EMS Providers.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $0.00
 Computer Fee$0.00
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

Required Books/Materials

  • AAOS Emergency Care in the Streets
    Author: Nancy Caroline
    Edition: Sixth
    Publish Date: 2007
    ISBN: 9780763781729
    Price: Approximately $170.00 (new)
  • Rapid Interpretation of EKG's
    Author: Dale Dubin
    Edition/Publish Date: 2008
    ISBN: 0912912065
    Price: Approximately $40.00 (new)
  • Drug Reference for EMS Providers
    Author: Richard Beck
    Edition: 3rd
    Publish Date: 2008
    ISBN: 9780766826779
    Price: Approximately $60.00 (new)
  • Manual of Emergency Airway Management
    Author: Ron Wall
    Edition: 3rd
    Publish Date: 2008
    ISBN: 9780781747646
    Price: Approximately $70.00 (new)
  • Basic Arrythmias
    Author: Gail Walraven
    Edition: 7th
    Publish Date: 2010
    ISBN: 9780135002384
    Price: Approximately $78.00 (new)
  • AHA ACLS Provider Manual 2010
  • AHA PALS Provider Manual 2010
  • AHA NRP Provider Manual 2010

Books may be purchased at various online retailers. Approximate price does not include shipping and handling, prices may vary.

For More Information

For course information: Please contact instructor, Sean Grabbe at psgrabbe@gmail.com.

Registration Questions: Please contact Extended University, Office of Continuing Education at ContinuingEd@montana.edu or (406) 994-6683, toll free (866)540-5660

Registration will open March 28th

How to Register

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