Paramedics provide both basic and advanced life support, undergoing more advanced training than EMT-Basics. Obtaining a paramedic license will allow an individual to work in many healthcare fields and pre-hospital services such as ambulance, fire safety, or flight rescue.
This course is designed for a licensed EMT interested in becoming a paramedic. Emphasis will be placed on improving current methods and knowledge of pre-hospital care. Additionally, the student gain advanced knowledge in respiratory, cardiovascular and drug therapy.
Our course is a hybrid course offering online studies coupled with one day per week of instructor lead classroom and one day dedicated lab time. To accommodate scheduling conflicts for students and reduce driving time and distance, we offer the required classroom/lab sessions on various days and locations each week. This program is competency based. To achieve this, didactic hours and clinical hours will be evenly divided. Total course hours are 1197. Class length is approximately 12 months.
The fundamental responsibility of the EMT-P is to conserve life, to alleviate suffering, to promote health, and to encourage the quality and equal availability of emergency medical care. The EMT-P is qualified in advanced pre-hospital emergency care and services by a competency-based educational program. The standard of practice of the EMT-P is in accordance with the most current MDHHS guidelines.
EMTs work closely with paramedics who have the prime responsibility for managing the emergency situation and determining the appropriate patient treatment. Our students continue to improve their medical knowledge and skills as they advance to a paramedic level. Our course enables students to gain a more in-depth understanding of the key pre-hospital protocols and procedures. Our trained paramedic students will strengthen their medical abilities by participating in real hands-on experience.
New 12 month hybrid, combined online & instructor lead in-class course format.
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Course Admission Criteria
Students applying for entry into the paramedic program must have:
- A valid State of Michigan EMT-B license
- A valid drivers license
- No felony convictions
- Hepatitis B vaccination and a current TB test
- Math/Reading testing is provided by MMR at www.emstesting.com
- Measles, mumps, and rubella records
- Drug screening and criminal background checks conducted
- Successful completion of an anatomy & physiology course - Either college level or course provided through our school. Contact us for more information on this course.
A certificate of course completion, National Registry exam application, exam reservation form, and necessary information for licensure will be issued to those successfully completing all components of the paramedic course and paying in full all course fees. Course completion rosters will be submitted to MDCH.
Pricing and Payment
Program Fee: $4,600 (does not include textbooks, uniform shirts and access to Platinum Ed. online services)
* Program fees include a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee
Deposit of $1200.00 at time of registration
$3400.00 balance paid in 3 even installments at the start of each trimester.