The Life EMS Paramedic program follows and exceeds the U.S. D.O.T. and MDHHS curriculum. This 1000+ hour course prepares the participants to challenge the National Registry written and psychomotor exams for licensure.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) this curriculum is designed to enable you to become an effective Paramedic. In addition to the time spent in the classroom you will have to complete a designated number of clinical hours that are divided among various hospital departments and ambulances.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 24% growth (much faster than average) for paramedic employment from 2014 to 2024.
The Life EMS Ambulance Education Centre/Metro Health Hospital Consortium Paramedic program is Nationally Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
- Recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition, or extent of injuries to assess requirements for emergency medical care;
- Administer appropriate emergency medical care based on assessment findings of the patient’s condition providing medications and other various treatments that may include advanced airway placement, intravenous thereapy, cardiac rhythm monitoring and treatment;
- Lift, move, position and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury;
- After providing initial care, preparing the patient for transport to an area hospital and continuing care enroute;
- Perform the expectations of the job description safely and effectively.
- Minimum of 18 years of age
- High school graduate or G.E.D. equivalent
- Current or formerly licensed EMT-Basic or Specialist
- Completed a college level Anatomy & Physiology Course in the last five years (must submit transcripts for credit) OR complete Life EMS’s Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics
- Current BLS Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR card
- Tetanus and diptheria toxoid vaccine within the last 10 years
- Measles, mumps, rubella vaccinations or documentation of immunity
- Varicella (chicken pox) vaccination or documentation of immunity
- Hepatitis B series vaccinations or documentation of immunity*
- Current influenza vaccination
* The series of three Hep-B vaccinations must have been started by the end of the first week of class in order to participate in the clinical experience.
Tuition includes textbook, workbook, MDHHS Objectives, and Platinum Educations subscription. Payment arrangements can be made prior to start of class.
Life EMS is an approved training institution by Michigan Works. Contact your local Michigan Works branch to see if you qualify for tuition assistance.
Course tuition includes certification in the following areas:
PHTLS ACLS EPC BCLS (renewal)
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $200 (due at the time of registration).
Full Course Fee: $9500