Paramedic Training Program Begins in July


Munson Regional EMS Education continues to accept applications for its paramedic program which begins July 26.

The nearly 15-month program includes 647 hours of classroom instruction with addition online  time to supplement classroom learning, and 672 hours of clinical experience. 

Munson Regional EMS Education Senior Coordinator Robert Rudzki said seats remain available in the 24-slot class. Recent graduates have had good success on licensing exams.

“The paramedic course that finished in March has an 88 percent pass rate on the national written exam and a 100 percent pass rate on the practical exam,” he said. “We offer experienced instructors and a great learning environment that is able to take advantage of the high volume of clinical resources at Munson Medical Center.” 

All classes are held in the EMS education classroom at Foster Family Community Healthcare Center, 550 Munson Ave. in Traverse City. Clinical training will occur at Munson Healthcare hospitals, area EMS agencies, and other clinical sites throughout the state of Michigan. Students who successfully complete the course and obtain their paramedic license will be able to apply for 43 credits of an associates of applied science degree in paramedicine at Northwestern Michigan College.

Prerequisites include a copy of the applicant’s EMT-Basic license, a letter of recommendation for one’s EMS agency or director, shot records, and more. At least one year of experience with a transporting Advanced Life Support unit is recommended or two years of experience on a non-transporting basic life support unit.

Cost of the program is $7,300 and includes the text. Deadline for registration is July 19 at 11 pm.

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