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What will I learn?

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are trained to perform critical emergency medical intervention for both the traumatically injured and the acutely ill patient. Upon successful completion, KVCC's basic EMT and paramedic programs qualify students to take the appropriate licensure exams. These programs have separate application processes and can be taken individually, however completion of a basic EMT program is one of the prerequisites for acceptance into the paramedic program. The associate of applied science degree in emergency medical services (EMS) option combines the basic EMT and paramedic programs with additional general education courses.

Careers

Careers in this pathway are related to the promotion of health and treatment of disease. These include research, prevention, treatment, and health related technologies. If you like caring for people or animals and helping restore or maintain health, this might be the right career path for you. If you’re interested in diseases and how the body works, and you enjoy reading about science and medicine, consider a career in the health sciences.

Job Outlook

Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 19 percent by 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs.

Which department am I in?

Department of Health Careers

Study options

Full Time (Minimum total credits: 69)

Tuition fees
USD $299 per contact hour; USD $36 per semester enrollment fee; USD $89 per semester general fee
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Department of Health Careers

Texas Township Campus,

6767 West O Avenue,

KALAMAZOO,

Michigan,

49003, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must provide an original and official secondary school and/or college transcripts or diplomas with English translations. Other English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 (paper test), 173 (computer-based test); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 72 or better United States post-secondary English composition course with a grade of “C” or better; A diploma from a secondary school program in which the language of instruction was English.

For international students

Students must have a diploma from a secondary school program in which the language of instruction was English.

English language requirements

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 (paper test), 173 (computer-based test), 61 (Internet-based) or better
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 or better
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 72 or better
  • United States post secondary English composition course with a grade of “C” or better
  • Due to campus closures, Health Careers applications for the Fall 2020 programs will be accepted electronically from April 1st - May 1st.>

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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