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EMT Paramedic AAS Degree

The emergency medical technology paramedic program prepares students for employment as advanced emergency providers. A combination of lecture, laboratory, 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 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 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. 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. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

Currently licensed EMTs and Paramedics may be eligible for prior learning credit.  Please contact an advisor for more information.

The Paramedic portion of this program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or to complete an application.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor 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. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00250
Download the Curriculum Guide (PDF)

Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 14

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 10

First Year - Spring Session

Total Credits: 6-7

First Year - Summer Session

Total Credits: 5

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 10

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 10.5

Second Year - Spring Session

Total Credits: 9

Third Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 2

Electives (Optional)

Program Total: 66.5 - 67.5 Credits

*CIS 105 may be waived if student has successfully completed a high school computer course or equivalent within the past five years.

For more information on certification, please contact:

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of EMS Trauma, & Preparedness, EMS Section
Capitol View Building, 6th Floor
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48913

The Schoolcraft College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 
25400 US Highway 19 N.,Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP: 
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 
Rowlett, TX 75088 
(214) 703-8445 FAX 214-703-8992

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