Emergency Medical Services is at the Kirtland Health Sciences Center in Grayling.
Median Salary: $32,670
Job Growth Outlook 2014-24: 24%
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Ready to respond?
Paramedics and emergency medical technicians are often the first on the scene of accidents and the last line of defense against tragedy when lives are on the line.
EMTs and paramedics work side-by-side with police officers and firefighters to provide care in emergency situations. If you can imagine yourself being one of those people, Kirtland will prepare you to be a first-responder
Kirtland now offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) degree. Our instructors will share decades of combined real-world experience with you.
Embedded in the EMS degree are the Basic EMT and Paramedic courses, including general education requirements. With Kirtland’s AAS degree in Emergency Medical Services, you’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in a rewarding career as a critical public servant.
Who does well in it?
People who are:
able to perform under stress
What would you do?
provide lifesaving on-scene care
give pre-hospital or during-transport care
operate complex medical and safety equipment
Make a career of it
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the state licensure exam for EMT and Paramedic.
Regardless of the program you choose, Kirtland will provide you with the skills you’ll need to have a rewarding, lifelong career.
If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you will need to consult with an advisor and study the requirements of the four-year institution from which you intend to secure a bachelor’s degree.
Where would you work?
at the scene of accidents, fires and other emergencies
in people’s homes
in the ambulance during transport
Licensing requirements for employment
The Kirtland Community College Paramedic program has been issued a Letter of Review by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). This letter is NOT a CAAHEP accreditation status, it is a status signifying that a program seeking initial accreditation has demonstrated sufficient compliance with the accreditation Standards through the Letter of Review Self Study Report (LSSR) and other documentation. Letter of Review is recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for eligibility to take the NREMT’s Paramedic credentialing examination(s). However, it is NOT a guarantee of eventual accreditation.
To contact CAAHEP:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett TX 75088
FAX (214) 703-8992