2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Services, AAS

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Minimum Credits: 66
Contact Hours: 82.65

This AAS degree prepares the individual for a career in Emergency Medical Services. Imbedded in this curriculum are Basic EMT and Paramedic courses as well as general education requirements. EMS courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health. The entire Emergency Medical Services program is in the process of being accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in conjunction with the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals. Following successful completion of this program, students are eligible to take the state licensure examination for EMT and Paramedic. Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an advisor before enrolling in any course.



  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Conviction for some criminal offenses may render a candidate ineligible to take the national certification examination.
  • Must have a felony-free criminal record.
  • Students are required to complete all required courses with a “C” or better.
  • A student must be at least 18 years of age and possess a Michigan driver’s license.
  • Hepatitis vaccination and current TB test are required
  • Students must sign and abide by the Careers in Public Safety Code of Conduct.
  • Students entering the Paramedic portion of the program (EMS 20000 and higher) must possess and provide proof of a valid EMT license.

General Education Requirements: 15-16 credits

EMS Course Requirements: 51 credits

Program Credits: 66

EMS Suggested Sequencing of Courses:

Year 1 (Fall) Minimum 11 credits

Year 2 (Fall) Minimum 11.5 credits

Year 2 (Winter) Minimum 11.5 credits

Year 2 (Summer) 7.5 credits

Year 3 (Fall) Minimum 11.5 credits

  • EMS 20800 EMS Capstone 6.25 cr.
  • EMS 29900 Internship 5.25 cr.
  • General Education course if not taken Year 1 Winter Semester


  • Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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