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Looking to increase your skills and become an even more valuable public servant in a critical industry? If you are already a certified Emergency Medical Technician in good standing, you’re eligible to take the next step and further your career by adding essential paramedic credentials to your existing qualifications.

Paramedic trainingKirtland’s four-semester Paramedic training fulfills the standards of the National Registry of EMTs.  Upon successful completion of the course, you will be qualified to test at the National Registry for National Certification.

Instructors use real-world experience combined with classroom instruction and simulation mannequin and ambulance training to prepare you to be an essential part of the public service workforce.

With Kirtland’s paramedic training, you’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in a rewarding career as a public servant professional responsible for providing aid such as:

  • Scene stabilization
  • On scene care and transport of sick and injured patients
  • Advanced cardiac care
  • Advanced pediatric
  • assessment and treatment
  • Administration of various emergency pharmaceuticals
  • Mass casualty incidents

After you’ve applied for admission to Kirtland, contact an Emergency Services Advisor to receive your personalized program packet with vital information about additional requirements for acceptance into the Paramedic Program.

Kirtland's paramedic programCar accidents. Medical emergencies. House fires. No matter the circumstances, when an emergency strikes, lives are on the line. Paramedics are often the first to the scene and the last line of defense against tragedy. Prepare for your future as a successful paramedic today and you’ll be ready to work by side with police officers and firefighters to provide the best all-around care in emergency situations.

Imagine your future.  Start today.

When you choose to pursue your Paramedic training, Kirtland will provide you with the skills you’ll need to seek a rewarding, lifelong career in emergency medical services.

Kirtland’s programs are designed to support you no matter where you are on your career path. Prepare for your future as a successful paramedic today – you might even find yourself being a hero to someone.

Students entering a paramedic program will be eligible for NREMT national EMS certification in states that require national EMS program accreditation. Kirtland’s Paramedic training meets the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) Letter of Review and Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Program Sponsor requirements.

Prepare to expand your skills and be a respected asset in your community. Get your Paramedic training at Kirtland.

2014-15 Program Costs

(EMS 20000- EMS 29900)
In DistrictOut of District
Tuition and Fees7,3809,420
Miscellaneous Expenses170170

Related public safety degrees include:

Paramedic training at KirtlandAssociate in Applied Science degrees

  • Criminal Justice Pre-Service
  • Emergency Medical Services


  • Police Academy – Advanced Certificate
  • Military Police Academy – Special Certificate

Partnership Programs

  • Alpena Community College
  • Central Michigan University (off-campus/online)
  • Mid Michigan Community College
  • North Central Michigan College
  • Davenport University
  • Franklin University
  • Lake Superior State University