EMS Program Admission Information
Prior to enrolling in any EMT-Basic, EMT-Specialist
or Paramedic classes, students must complete the
- Fill out an
Application for Admission and be accepted to
OCC. (no fee)
- Attend an orientation and apply for admission to
the EMS program (no fee). Attendance at an
orientation does NOT guarantee registration into the
program. Registration is open on a first-come,
first-served basis. It is incumbent on the student
to register when the registration period opens. Call
the Program secretary at 248.232.4090 for
information on orientation or to be placed on the
- Take the
COMPASS English Placement Tests and test into
ENG 1510, or have passed ENG 1510 or higher. You
must also complete all other college required
- Be at least 18 years of age to take the National
Registry exams at all levels.
- Have no disabilities which might affect your
ability to deliver prompt and efficient care to the
ill or injured.
- All applicants to the EMS program are required
to show evidence of good physical health. Current
health forms, including drug screen are required for
all clinical levels. Health exams and inoculations
can be obtained from your family doctor or any other
health care provider. For a list of locations that
provide this service please
- Criminal background clearance forms must be
submitted and no exclusionary factors may be present
in order to be accepted into the program (see the
current OCC Catalog under EMS programs or item #10
below). To access the instructions,
- Students must begin at the Basic level and pass
each required EMS course with an 80% or better to
enroll in the next higher level of the EMS program.
All BIO classes must be completed with a 70% or
better in order to be considered for advancement in
the program or successful completion.
- Students must pass all required EMS courses with
a 80% or better and all BIO classes with a 74% or
better to be eligible to take National Registry
exams at each level.
- Under Michigan law, Public Act 179 of 1990, the
Michigan Department of Public Health may deny a
license to anyone who has obtained, possessed, used
or distributed drugs; is physically or mentally
incapable of performing his or her prescribed
duties; has been convicted of a misdemeanor or
felony reasonably related to and adversely affecting
the ability to practice in a safe and competent
manner. Please contact the EMS program if you need
more information regarding this Act.
Level of Licensure
Previous CPR and Emergency First Responder training
is desirable, but not required. It is
recommended that students without previous
science or medical background begin by taking MED
1103 (Medical Terminology) and BIO 2630 (Anatomy and
Physiology I; note prerequisites in catalog).
It is most beneficial if these classes are taken
prior to any Basic EMT classes. We offer courses
leading to licensure at various levels for career or
job-related skills in the emergency medical care
field. Upon successfully completing each EMS course
with a grade no lower than 80% (or 70% for BIO
courses respectively), students are granted
certificates, become eligible for exams to qualify
for National Registry, and are permitted to enroll
in the next higher level of the EMS program.
Students who complete the requirements for an
Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical services
or Firefighter/Paramedic Technology may earn an
Associate’s Degree. Degree requirements may be
viewed in the OCC catalog.
OCC offers scholarships, grants, loans and work study programs. For
more information, call the Financial Aid office at (248) 232-4346.
Information about tuition and registration costs can be obtained by visiting
the main OCC website.
YOU MUST RESERVE A SEAT TO ATTEND THE
ORIENTATION (248) 232-4090
34 seats available per session