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Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

In Macomb’s Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program, you will learn how to take over the care of victims of sudden illness or accident from first responders on the scene and obtain the skills and knowledge necessary to staff sophisticated Advanced Life Support Units. The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program prepares you to take the National Registry Examination.

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 2020.

Pass rate indicates success on the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam. 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. This is a new topic that has been added to the program’s annual report for the 2020 class.

Class Graduating Retention Pass Rate Work Placement (NEW)
2020 78% 78% 82%
2019 80% 90% NA
2018 52% 100% NA
2017 70% 89% NA

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

  1. Endorsed by Macomb County Fire Chiefs Association
  2. First choice of all EMS providers in Macomb County
  3. Work as an EMT as you prepare for the paramedic exam

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Courses at Macomb

  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician Lecture
  • Basic EMT Lab
  • Clinical Rotation for the Basic EMT
  • Introduction to Paramedic Procedures
  • Pharmacology for the Paramedic 1
  • Paramedic Lab 1
  • Paramedic Lecture 2

  • Hospital Clinical Rotation for the Paramedic
  • Paramedic Lecture 2
  • Pharmacology for the Paramedic 2
  • Paramedic Lab 2
  • Advanced Life Support Internship
  • Hospital Clinical Rotation for the Paramedic 2
  • Paramedic Lecture 4

Career Opportunities in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

Credits earned in Macomb’s Emergency Medical Services – Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727.210.2350

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
Phone: 214.703.8445
Fax: 214.703.8992

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation

The goal of the Health and Public Services Division is to prepare every student to think critically and practice competently and compassionately in rapidly changing environments. All efforts are designed to build knowledge, enhance practical skills, and promote patient and the population’s safety. Furthermore, the program is designed to foster professional integrity and ultimately improve the health outcomes and protection of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care and practice. Students must possess certain functional abilities, essential for the delivery of safe, effective clinical care and protection of the public during clinical and internship training activities in the field. Therefore, the faculty has determined that certain technical standards are required for admission to, progression in, and graduation from the Health and Public Services (HPS) programs.

In addition to classroom learning, clinical and internship learning occurs throughout the HPS programs and involves considerations (such as patient and population safety and clinical and internship facility safety) that are not present in classroom accommodations. Applicants or students interested in HPS programs who seek accommodations prior to or immediately after enrolling in the college are highly encouraged to also request an assessment of the types of reasonable accommodations needed for the clinical and or internship components of the program.

An individual must be able to independently, with or without reasonable accommodation, meet the following technical standards of general abilities: (1) observation;
(2) communication; (3) motor skills; (4) intellectual, conceptual, and quantitative abilities; (5) essential behavioral and social attributes; and (6) ability to manage stressful situations. Individuals unable to meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation will not be able to complete the programs and are counseled to pursue alternative careers.

SPECIAL SERVICES STATEMENT: Students may individually discuss the essential functions and technical standards with a college counselor from our Special Services department. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disability Act of 1991, academic accommodations may be provided to students who have a documented disability.

For further information, visit Special Services.

How do I find out more about the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program?

For more information on the Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic program at Macomb, contact the Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program advisors: Daniel Media at 586.286.2069, or David Armstrong at 586.286.2188.

If you are applying to the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program, you must follow the selective admissions process.

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