The emergency medical technology paramedic certificate program prepares students for employment as pre-hospital advanced emergency medical providers. A combination of lecture, laboratory, and clinical and field experience will be utilized to fulfill all training requirements.
All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of EMS, Trauma, & Preparedness, EMS Section. Students successfully completing the program requirements will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT Paramedic written and practical exams. Those who successfully pass the credentialing exams will be eligible to apply for state licensure.
Students will be evaluated in the following core competency areas: didactic, practical, clinical and field insternship performance. Practical skills are graded on a pass/fail basis, and students will be required to pass skills examinations to successfully complete the program. All clinical and field 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 hold liability insurance which is valid for one year.
The special nature of the emergency medical technology coursework precludes concurrent enrollment in the courses for this certificate, thus necessitating additional time to complete the requirements for this certificate. Historically, individuals who take all four courses have done so over a two-year period.
The paramedic certificate program requires the EMT skills certificate for entry. Currently licensed EMTs may be eligible for prior learning credit. Please contact a counselor for more information.
This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or firstname.lastname@example.org to complete an application.
Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00024
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First Year - Fall Semester
Total Credits: 10
First Year - Winter Semester
Total Credits: 10.5
First Year - Spring Session
Total Credits: 9
Second Year - Fall Semester
Total Credits: 2
Program Total: 31.5 Credits
Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.