EMS Academy

EMS Academy

The Oakland Community College EMS Program offers state approved initial training and continuing education courses from the Emergency First Responder to Paramedic levels. Students that successfully complete an initial training course and the clinical requirements will be eligible to take the National Registry examination for licensure in the State of Michigan. The Oakland EMS Academy's continuing education classes are offered in both lecture and practical formats which are compliant with the State of Michigan’s continuing education requirements for maintaining your license.

Located on Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus, the EMS Academy is able to offer the most progressive and up to date training available on the state of the art CREST site. Practical instruction takes place in a bank, convenience store, motel and furnished houses. Lectures are conducted utilizing the latest in instructional presentation technology including video conferencing as wireless internet capabilities.

To enroll in one of our courses, or if you are interested in having customized training, the Oakland EMS Academy can meet all of your needs. Program orientation is required. View current admission criteria for more information.

EMS Enrollment and Orientation

Prospective EMS students must attend an orientation prior to enrolling in the Basic EMT or Paramedic courses.  Contact (248) 232-4090 for information regarding orientation materials or view the orientation schedule for more information regarding dates and times.

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CAAHEP Accreditation

The Oakland Community College 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).

For questions regarding CAAHEP accreditation, contact:

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The following are the pass rates of the National Registry exam for Oakland Community College.


OCC First Test
Attempt Average
National First Test
Attempt Average
2022 84% 67%
2021 89% 67%

(January 1 through December 31 of each year)


OCC Total Test
Attempt Average
National Total Test
Attempt Average
2022 100% 86%
2021 91% 85%


The following is data related to positive job placement for OCC students successfully completing the paramedic program.

COHORT Total # of Graduates Number of Graduates Employed Graduates Not-Employed (Military or Continuing Education) Other: (Graduates that could not be located) TOTAL %
2022 18 18 0 0 100%
2021 12 12 0 0 100%


The following is data for retention rates at the paramedic level for Oakland Community College reported to CoAEMSP in the Annual Report. Annual Reports currently reflect data from two years prior to the report. OCC received CoAEMSP/CAAHEP accreditation in July 2017. The following information is from the Annual Report submitted May 2023.

COHORT Total # of Students Beginning Program Attrition for Academic Reasons: Withdrew or Not Eligible to Continue Attrition for Non-Academic Reasons: (Financial, Personal, or Unknown Retention Total %
2022 25 5 2 72.0%
2021 27 13 2 44.4%