Lansing Community College

Paramedic Program Overview

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).

To prepare Paramedics who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

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.

Steps to Apply

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Accreditation Info

To contact CAAHEP:
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992


Steps to Apply & Register for the Paramedic Program

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    Apply to LCC

    Complete the admissions application to become an official LCC student. Once you click "apply" on any LCC webpage, you will be asked to create an admissions login and to select an admission type. To complete the application, you will need to know you SSN, email address and address of residence.

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    How to Apply to LCC

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    Activate Account

    Now that you're in, activate your LCC account to get access to your email and important information from the College.

    To activate your account, you will need the LCC Student ID number you received after you applied.

    Activate Your Account

    Account Activation

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    Admission Requirements

    Completion of BIOL 201 AND BIOL 202 or BIOL 145 with a minimum grade of 2.5 / *B
    • Must be completed within 8-years of the application deadline and by the end of LCC’s Summer semester for the full-time program.
    • BIOL 201 & 202 is recommended for transferability into other healthcare programs and colleges.
    Must have the following minimum LCC Placement Levels:
    • Reading Level 5
    • Writing Level 6
    • Math Level 4  
    Current State of Michigan EMT license
    • Proof of EMT licensure will be pulled from the state of Michigan's EMS website.
    • Students who are currently completing an EMT program can still apply to the Paramedic Program however you will be contingently admitted to the Program. A deadline for when proof of EMT licensure is required will be outlined during your 'Applicant review meeting' in step 5; failure to meet this deadline outlined during this meeting will result in program dismissal.
    Current CPR certification
    • CPR certification must be American Heart Association’s “Basic Life Support” for healthcare professionals or American Red Cross’s “CPR for the Professional Rescuer.” Proof of CPR certification must be attached to the Paramedic Program Application in step 4.
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    Paramedic Program Application

    Once you have a completed the college's general application, along with all admission requirements outlined in step 3, you may apply to the Paramedic Program.

    To get started with a new application, or to access an existing/saved Paramedic Program application, please click the link below.

    Paramedic Application

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    Applicant Review Meeting

    The Applicant Review Meeting is a private meeting between the student applicant, the program director, and the clinical coordinator. Sessions are approximately 20-30 minutes long. Applicants should be prepared to discuss their status on the admission requirements, the reasons for their interest in the Paramedic field, as well as their commitment to successful completion of the program. 

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    Await Acceptance Email

    Upon successful completion of steps 1-5, the EMS Program Office will place a department approval on your account and send you instructions via your LCC student email on how to register for classes.

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Contact Us

Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic

Health and Human Services Division Office

HHS Building, 108
517-483-1508 fax

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