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2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog 
2023-2024 Schoolcraft Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic Certificate

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Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.0P024/1YC.00024

The Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic Certificate program prepares competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels. 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 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.

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 an advisor for more information.

This program requires students to complete a specific list of requirements before being officially admitted into the program.  Students are listed in a pre-program code while the application requirements are being met.  The full program start date and implementation of the program code may be dependent on space availability.  Requirements are listed online at https://www.schoolcraft.edu/admissions/apply-to-sc/students-with-selective-admissions/. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or admissions@schoolcraft.edu to complete an application.

For more information on certification, please contact:
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Bureau of EMS Trauma, and Preparedness, EMS Section
Capital View Building, 6th Floor
201 Townsend Street
Lansing, Michigan 48913
(517) 335-1825

The Schoolcraft College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) 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
(727) 210-2350
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445  - FAX (214) 703-8992

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.

Sample Schedule of Courses

First Year

Total Credits: 10

Winter Semester

Total Credits: 10.5

Total Credits: 9

Second Year

Total Credits: 2

Program Total: 31.5 Credits

Programs Requiring Licensure

Federal regulations require Schoolcraft College to publicly disclose, for each educational program designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation (or advertised as meeting a requirement for employment), information about whether program completion would meet those requirements in a state. These public disclosure requirements apply to all programs, regardless of their modality (i.e., on-ground, online, and hybrid programs).

Please see the disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.

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