Award Granted Upon Completion: Associate in Applied Science in Paramedic
Credits/Contacts Required: 71/100
Major code: 03/378
CIP Code: 510904
The goal of Bay College’s Paramedic Program is “To prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains, with or without exit points at the Emergency Medical Technician- Intermediate, and/or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and/or First Responder levels.” (Goal obtained from the 2012 Standards and Guidelines for the Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs in the Emergency Medical Services Professions.) To assist the students in reaching this goal, the Paramedic program combines general education with program specific lecture, lab and clinical/field courses.
The first two semesters of the program incorporate the Basic Emergency Medical technician certificate. Student must obtain an EMT license, and hold a current CEVO Emergency Vehicle Driving endorsement, prior to taking the 200 level Paramedic (PMED) courses or have instructor permission. Graduates of the Paramedic Program are prepared to take the National Registry Exam for Paramedics. Passing this exam is required prior to the graduate obtaining a Michigan License to practice as a Paramedic.
Acceptance into EMT and Paramedic programs are based on a selective ranking process. Ranking requirements are provided by the Department of Allied Health.
Prior to entry: The Department of Allied Health requires student to successfully pass the following; Criminal background check, a drug test, be American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider Certified and provide a Certification of Physical Fitness Form completed by your Physician. Along with the Certification of Fitness, students must also have a proof they are immunized for specific contagious diseases, all detailed on the Certification of Fitness. Facilities may have additional requirements which a student would also need to meet at their request. Student must hold an unrestricted State of Michigan Driver’s License. Students are required to provide a current copy of their Michigan Department of Motor Vehicle records once awarded a seat in the program to verify student’s Michigan State Driver’s license is current and in good standing.
The Department of Allied Health orders your background check, drug screening, and immunization tracker through an outside agency, the cost of which is incurred by the student and billed as part of program assessment fees.