Missoula College of the University of Montana has established a new degree in paramedicine.
The Montana Board of Regents granted permission to establish the new Associate of Applied Science degree on May 23.
Missoula College plans to start training the first cohort of students to become emergency medical technicians and paramedics this fall.
The program requires four semesters and 73 credits to complete.
The state Department of Labor classifies paramedicine as a high-demand occupation.
The college will partner with Missoula Emergency Services Inc. to offer the new degree.