The Paramedic Program at Jackson College takes its place in the industry very seriously by educating personnel for this fast-paced, ever-changing world of Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical care.


The goal of the Jackson College Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.


Welcome to the Paramedic Program at Jackson College, a 13-month program designed to provide students the knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with the expectations of the public and the profession. Paramedic students will complete the coursework in classrooms and laboratories, and gain valuable hands-on experience while working in the hospital and prehospital settings. Along with the possibility of earning an Associate of Applied Science degree, graduates will take the National Registry certifying examination at the completion of the program.


  • Choice of one year program essentials, only for NREMT certification, or two year AAS degree educational tracks
  • Excellent working relations within the EMS community
  • State-of- the-art equipment and EMS labs
  • Knowledgeable and experienced faculty
  • Innovative skills training
  • Comprehensive curriculum

Paramedic Program Requirements

  1. Students must either be Nationally Registered as an EMT-B or be licensed as an EMT-B in the State of Michigan before starting the core Paramedic program.
  2. A current Healthcare Provider CPR card through the American Heart Association (AHA) or Professional Rescuer CPR card through the American Red Cross.
  3. All EMS courses, unless otherwise specified on the course syllabus, must be passed with a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to progress through the program. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA is required in other courses.
  4. A Criminal Background Check will be required for each student in the program. Based on the outcome of the Criminal Background Check, a student may be prevented from taking certain courses, accessing certain laboratory experiences or completing the program.
  5. Misdemeanor or felony convictions may prevent a graduate from acquiring National Registry certification or a State license. Contact the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians with questions.