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Lake Superior State University

Certificate: Paramedic Training

Program Description


This program provides advanced life support skills to assess and treat the sick and injured. It will allow graduates to qualify to write the state licensing examination for paramedic and possess advanced life support skills to assess and treat the sick and injured.
Admission requirements are:

  • 18 years of age by September of year entering program.
  • evidence of high school diploma or equivalent.
  • evidence of valid, current Michigan driver’s license.
  • evidence of valid, current Michigan EMT-basic certification or National Registry EMT certification.
  • evidence of current CPR or CPR instructor certification.
  • evidence of completion of ENGL110 First-Year Composition I, three credits.

Program Learning Outcomes:


FORMAL COMMUNICATION (FC):
Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders Programs will be able to communicate effectively at a professional level, both orally and in writing.

USE OF EVIDENCE (UE): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders Programs will complete a Senior research project that demonstrates professional level inquiry, analysis, and presentation of a relevant issue in the field of criminal justice.

ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS (AS): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders programs will demonstrate professional level critical thinking and problem solving skills.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (PR): Graduates of the Criminal Justice and Emergency Responders programs will demonstrate professional responsibility in teamwork, civic engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning, and practical applications of those responsibilities while interning in a professional setting, student projects, and group work.



Degree Requirements


Department Requirements

  • EMED211 Emergency Pharmacology I 2
  • EMED212 Emergency Pharmacology II 2
  • EMED251 Advanced Emergency Care I 4
  • EMED252 Advanced Emergency Care II 4
  • EMED261 Advanced Cardiology I 2
  • EMED262 Advanced Cardiology II 2
  • EMED271 Prehospital Emergency Pediatrics 2
  • EMED284 Advanced Skills and Situations I 3
  • EMED285 Advanced Skills and Situations II 3
  • EMED286 Paramedic Operations 2
  • EMED297 Paramedic Clinical I 2
  • EMED298 Paramedic Clinical II 2
  • EMED301 National Registry Certification Prep 2
  • EMED302 Paramedic Field Internship 4

Support Courses

  • BIOL121 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
  • BIOL122 Anatomy and Physiology II 4


A minimum of 44 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.



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