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 Practical exams for licensure.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) this curriculum is designed to enable you to become an effective 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 has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111‐312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Some of the core content includes:
- 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 endotracheal tube placement, initiation of intravenous line(s), 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; and, Perform safely and effectively the expectations of the job description.
- 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 have completed Life EMS’s Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics
- Current BLS Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR card
- Tetanus and Diptheria toxoid within last ten years; Measels, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination*; Varicella vaccination or immunity by disease; Hep-B vaccination**
* If born after 1956 the student must have documented proof of vaccine or seropositivity.
** 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, MDCH Objectives, and testing access. 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)
Grand Rapids Course Schedule:
Our next course will begin September 5th 2018, and run until September 2019. The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Class meetings end in July; from July until September students complete their internship on the ambulance. Class will be held at 1279 Cedar St NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Grand Rapids Course Instructor:
Gil Jacques began at Life EMS in 2000 as a mobility driver, while completing his paramedic training in 2002. Gil is an Integrated Care Paramedic, USAR Medical Specialist, and he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University. He enjoys sharing his extensive experience in the field. The 2016 class described Gil as “relates well to students and is knowledgeable and personal.” “He is willing to step up. He does a great job!”
Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $200 (due at the time of registration).
Full Course Fee: $9500