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Collaboration Brings Paramedic Degree to NMC

06.30.2015

Munson Regional EMS Education provides medical training, NMC other courses

Munson Regional EMS Education and Northwestern Michigan College have partnered to create an Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Paramedics. College classes start this fall while paramedic training starts in July.

Under the partnership, Munson Regional EMS Education will provide students with 43 credits of classes as they progress through paramedic courses. Students will take 18 to 21 credits of English, social science, science, and humanities courses at NMC to complete their associate’s degree requirements.

“We’re excited about this opportunity for individuals in the region who want to receive the best of both worlds, the opportunity to obtain training as a paramedic and also receive an associate’s degree,” said Daryl Case, manager of Munson Regional EMS Education. “Our collaboration with NMC is a great benefit to the Emergency Medical Service agencies of the region.”

Students interested in the program must have three years of experience as a certified EMT. Prospective students who enroll at NMC are eligible for assessment, including testing in basic math and English skills.

For this year only, the next paramedic class begins in July. In succeeding years, the class will start in June.

“If they come in September, they will have to wait until June to get in the next class,” Case said. “But they can still start completing their other education requirements at NMC.”

NMC Vice President for Educational Services Stephen Siciliano said the collaboration brings many positive opportunities for the region.

"This opportunity not only provides NMC learners with greater options in allied health, it helps address a workforce development need in the community, demonstrates a collaborative, and inventive approach to education and training, and maximizes the use of existing community resources,” he said.

For more information on the program, contact NMC at advising@nmc.edu, or Case at 231-935-7832 or dcase2@mhc.net.