The emergency medical technology paramedic program prepares students for employment as emergency providers. A combination of lecture, laboratory, clinical and internship will be utilized to help fulfill all training requirements.
All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health EMS and Trauma Systems Section. Students achieving an 80 percent or higher in required courses will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to test for state licensure.
Students will be evaluated in the following core competency areas: didactic, practical, clinical and internship performance. Practical skills are graded on a pass/fail basis, and students will be required to pass all skills examinations to successfully complete the program. All clinical and internship rotations will be graded on attendance, attitude and skills performance which will be evaluated by field mentors, clinical coordinator and/or the course instructor. All students will be required to purchase liability insurance which is valid for one year.
Students are admitted twice a year into the paramedic program; once in the fall and again in the winter semesters. All emergency medical technology courses must be taken in sequence.
All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.