North Central College is an accredited college through the Higher Learning Commission and gives students assistance and assurance of transfer agreements between colleges. The college is located Enrollment is just under 2,800 and is located in Petoskey which is on the northern tip of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula with a view of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.
North Central College has joined, along with six other universities, to create a University Center partnership. The partnership affords significant benefits and opportunities to North Central students. This includes the areas in EMS course studies required by the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Paramedic Program Information
The school’s Emergency Services/Paramedic Certificate Program encompasses 43 credits and 58 hours. The program includes didactic and clinical skill experiences, and will require both classroom time and instruction “in the field”, outside of the classroom. Education in the ability and science of pre-hospital advanced life support EMS care will be the focus of much of the EMS coursework. All courses must hold at least a “C” grade average.
Once a student successfully completes the North Central EMS/Paramedic program, they are eligible to sit for the NREMT (National registry Exam) for certification and employments as a paramedic in a variety of emergency jobs such as hospitals, fire departments, or many other emergency and safety industries.
If you are a student who already possess a Michigan state certification license for EMT or EMT Specialist with the National Registry, then you must begin the paramedic program with EMS 120 unless you have successfully completed both the EMS 120 and 130 courses at NC College within one year from the time of your registration into EMS Course 220.
The school’s Associate of Applied Science degree is often considered the minimum qualification for those who wish to be working in management EMS positions. This is due to the Associate of Applied Science (which is Program code 253) and the EMT/Paramedic Program Certificate (Code 153) are identical.
Admission and Registration Information
Admission to North Central Michigan College is required, as well as a separate admission application to the EMS Program. A student must be 18 years of age. Once entering the paramedic program, other pre-program requirements must be meant, including background checks, a physical, immunizations, etc. EMS 110 or a current state of Michigan Basic License placement is required for the paramedic level courses, as well as English 111 and Math 110.
Registration can be completed using North Central’s on-line web registration modules.
Emmet County residents pay (2013-14) fees of $87.00 tuition per credit hour. Other Michigan residents pay $143.75 (per credit hour), and out of state students pay $185.50 (per credit hour).
Financial aid may be available, including benefits and assistance for veterans.
North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Phone: (231) 348-6600