Oakland Community College 
Programs

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Associate in Applied Science (EMS.APP)

   The Emergency Medical Services Program (EMS) leads to one of three levels of certificates or an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services or Firefighter/Paramedic Technology. Firefighter/Paramedic Technology is an extended degree program in that the student must complete a minimum of 73 or more required credit hours.
These programs are directed towards individuals engaged in the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care and to prepare the student to pass the National Registry certification written and practical exams at the EMT, Advanced EMT, and Paramedic levels. Lecture, classroom demonstrations, skills practice, case studies, and actual hands on experience based on State and National standards provide the basis for the instruction. The program will provide a thorough presentation of the role of the Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, and stresses the recognition of abnormal conditions through analysis of assessment findings and appropriate management for patients with illness or injury at the scene or during transport to a medical facility. The EMS program has options available to meet the student’s individual needs for a career in the Emergency Medical Services field or in the municipal fire service.
Students must first be admitted to the college and designate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as their major. Admission to the college does not automatically include admission to the EMS Program and/or Fire Academy. Additionally, all students must attend an EMS orientation session and will then be given the information needed to enroll in the EMS program.

EMS program admission requirements:

  1. Acceptance by the college through OCC application completion
  2. High school graduation, GED, or EMS Staff approval
  3. Have accessibility to internet service and printing capabilities
  4. Attend an Emergency Medical Services orientation session, fill out an application to the
    EMS program, and pass a criminal background investigation and drug test.
  5. Be at least 18 years of age by completion date for EMT certification or obtain EMS
    staff approval
  6. Must be free of any handicaps or disabilities that could affect his/her ability to deliver
    prompt and efficient care to the sick and injured
  7. Provide all required documentation to the EMS program staff of good physical and
    mental health signed by a physician, and all other forms and waivers associated with the
    program.
  8. EMS courses have a prerequisite of placement into ENG 1510 or successful completion
    of ENG 1510 with a GPA of a "C" (2.0) or better.

Paramedic program requirements:

  • High school graduation or GED
  • Be accepted by the college through OCC application completion.
  • Have accessibility to internet service and printing capabilities.
  • Have attended and successfully passed an accredited EMT program.
    • Students who possess a valid Michigan EMT license and/or initial or current National
      Registry certification may be granted credit for EMS-1010, EMS-1020, and EMS-1100
      by providing a notarized copy of either of these documents or bringing the originals to
      the EMS office so copies may be sent to the Registrar with the EMS Program Director’s
      signature.
  • Attend an EMS orientation session, fill out an application for admission to the program, .
    and pass a criminal background investigation and drug test as stated below.
  • Must be free of any handicaps or disabilities that could affect his or her ability to ....
    deliver prompt and efficient care to the sick and injured.
  • Provide adequate documentation to the EMS Program staff of good physical and
    mental health signed by a physician, and all other forms and waivers associated with
    the program.
  • EMS courses have a prerequisite of placement into ENG 1510 or successful completion
    of ENG 1510 with a GPA of a "C" (2.0) or better.
  • Completion of BIO 1650 (or BIO 2630 & BIO 2640) and BIO 2660 with a GPA of a
    "C" (2.0) or better in each class.

All provisions of the program will be explained at the orientation session prior to enrollment in the program. In addition to tuition, Emergency Medical Services students incur extra costs such as health examinations, inoculations, uniforms, supplies, and National Registry and licensure applications.

A criminal history check and drug screen are required for all students entering the program. Exclusionary factors will include 1) Conviction of a felony or conviction of an attempt to commit a felony within the last 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or 2) conviction of a misdemeanor involving abuse, neglect, assault, battery, or criminal sexual conduct, or involving fraud or theft against a vulnerable adult, within ten years immediately preceding the criminal history check. Additionally, students will be required to pass a drug screen as part of their orientation process. Students in the EMS programs must achieve a minimum grade of 2.7 (B-) for each EMS course in order to be eligible for EMS program certificates, EMS related degrees, or to advance to the next level EMS courses. For additional information, please contact the EMS Department at 248.232.4232.

Major Requirements Credits
EMS 1010 EMT I 5
EMS 1020 EMT II 5
EMS 1100 EMT Clinical 1
EMS 12001 Rescue/Extrication 1
EMS 1400 EMT Extended Clinical 3
EMS 1500 Emergency Medical Communications 2
EMS 2000 Paramedic I Including I.V. and Intubation 5
EMS 2100 Paramedic I Clinical 2
EMS 2200 Paramedic II Including Pharmacology 5
EMS 2300 Paramedic III Including Cardiology 5
EMS 2400 Paramedic II Clinical / Internship I 4
EMS 2500 Paramedic III Internship II 3
EMS 2600 National Registry Prep Course 2
EMS 2700 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2
  Total 45
 
Required Supportive Courses
  BIO 1650 Anatomy and Physiology for EMS Providers 5
  or     
BIO 2630 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
and    
  BIO 2640 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
    BIO 2660 Pathophysiology 3
    ENG 1510 Composition I 3
 
See Graduation Requirements for an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

1   Or state extrication certificate
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.