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The LCC Paramedic Program began in 1975, continues its widely recognized status as one of the strongest in the State of Michigan, and continues with its commitment towards excellence for faculty, staff, students and the community. Since 1990, the Lansing Community College Paramedic Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). As such, we subscribe to standards as determined by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
The goal of LCC's Paramedic Program is to prepare 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.
Lansing Community College Paramedic Program Calendar Year 2018
- CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2018.
- The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 79%.
- The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 100%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
- The most recent retention rate was 74%.
For questions surrounding the Paramedic Program please contact the Health and Human Services Division at 517-483-1410.
General Program Information
LCC offers two options for completing the Paramedic Program with a course of study preparing the Basic EMT in advanced techniques of administering care in life threatening situations. Students are accepted into the program every fall semester. Students receive clinical experience in both hospital and EMS agency locations.
Certificate of Achievement - 36 credit hour program completed in two semesters, plus an arranged internship held in the summer semester.
Associate Degree - 64 minimum credit hour program including completion of the Basic EMT Certificate Program curriculum, the Paramedic Certificate Program curriculum and core curriculum courses.
Graduates of either course of study are required to successfully complete the certification examination offered by the National Registry of EMT's to practice as a paramedic. Once certified by the National Registry, application can be made for state licensure with the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness. The license must be renewed every three years.
The LPN/Paramedic to RN Advanced Standing Program is available for current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or licensed Paramedics, to pursue a degree as a Registered Nurse. For complete information an Advanced Standing Advising Guide may be requested either on the Nursing program page or by calling 517-483-1410. Students meeting the qualifications may apply for Advanced Standing admission to the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Selective Admission Information
The Paramedic Program is a selective admission program. Students meeting Phase I Admission Requirements will be ranked for admittance into the program using a point value system. Points will only be awarded to students who meet the Phase I requirements at the time selection of students for admission is made.
All admission procedures are coordinated through the Selective Admissions Office at email@example.com or 517-483-1182. Health Careers Academic advisors are also available through the Center for Academic & Career Pathways. Call 517-483-1957 option 4 to schedule an appointment. Therefore, any student desiring admission into this program should visit the Health & Human Services Advising Guide page to find the Selective Admission Application.
Selective Admission Applications must be submitted to Student Finance at the payment counter in the Star Zone on the 2nd floor of the Gannon Building. There is a $50 application fee due at the time of submission. Students should attach all documentation of work experience and other required student information regarding the Paramedic Program.
The student applicant is responsible for providing verification of other education experience information not contained in the current Lansing Community College official transcript.
Paramedic - Admission Requirements
The student applicant is required to:
- Submit an application and application fee of $50 for selective admission at the payment counter in the StarZone on the 2nd floor of the Gannon Building prior to the established deadline date.
- Provide Lansing Community College with transcripts from all other college(s) attended.
- Take math, reading, and writing placement exams in the Testing Center, GB-Suite 2100. Scores will be used to advise applicant of additional preparation recommended before entering the program.
- Current State of Michigan EMT licensure in good standing.
- Current or former National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) certification at EMT level
- Current BLS CPR card
- Completion of BIOL 145, or BIOL 201 and 202 (or equivalent from another college/university) with a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Attend all scheduled orientation meetings.
- Provide a copy of their official driving license.
- ICHAT criminal background check
- Provide evidence of good physical and mental health.
*Note: Students entering the Paramedic Program who just completed the previous summer semester's EMT Program will have a deadline of November 1st to submit prerequisite items #4 and #5.
Students must be able to do
- STRENGTH. Perform physical activities requiring ability to push/pull objects more than 50 pounds and to transfer objects of more than 100 pounds.
- MANUAL DEXTERITY. Perform motor skills such as standing, walking, writing; manipulative skills requiring eye-hand coordination and arm-hand steadiness, taking blood pressure, and using various types of large and small equipment.
- COORDINATION. Perform body coordination such as walking, running, climbing stairs, retrieving equipment and moving patients from the floor/bed/chair to a cot.
- MOBILITY. Physical abilities to maneuver in small spaces (ambulance) and treatment areas. Ability to walk, stand, kneel, stoop, and to be in prolonged uncomfortable positions.
- VISUAL ABILITY. See objects far away, and see objects close up. Visual ability must be sufficient for assessment necessary in patient care. Students will perform such skills as detecting a patient's skin color, checking pupils, and reading medication labels.
- HEARING. Be able to hear normal sounds with background noise and distinguish sounds sufficient to monitor and assess health needs. Necessary activities include hearing monitor alarms, emergency signals, listening to breath sounds, and hearing radio transmissions.
- CONCENTRATION. Concentrate on details with moderate amount of interruptions.
- ATTENTION SPAN. Attend to task/functions for periods up to 60 minutes in length and to attend to task/functions for periods exceeding 60 minutes in length.
- CONCEPTUALIZATION. Understand and relate to specific ideas, concepts, and theories generated and simultaneously discussed.
- MEMORY. Remember task/assignments over both short and long periods of time and recall theory and skills information in clinical and simulation situations throughout the program.
- CRITICAL THINKING. Apply the theory taught in lecture courses in simulations and clinicals. Ability must be sufficient for clinical judgment in patient care.
- INTERPERSONAL. Interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds. Must be able to establish rapport with patients, colleagues, faculty, and professional staff.
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE. No evidence of current alcohol or drug abuse.
As an EMS student you will be exposed to a variety of substances within the work environment, hospital sites, and ambulance agencies. You can expect exposure to weather changes, blood, body tissues, and fluids. There is the potential of exposure to electrical hazards, hazardous waste materials, radiation, poisonous substances, chemicals, and loud or unpleasant noises. Clinical rotations result in frequent exposure to high stress emergency situations.
Students will be required to complete a mandatory on-line OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogen and Universal Precautions program.
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