Lansing Community College

Have you completed an EMT Program?

For more information, please contact Marv Helmker at 517-483-1530 or email him at


The LCC Paramedic Program began in 1975, continues its widely recognized status as one of the strongest in the State of Michigan, and continues with its commitment towards excellence for faculty, staff, students and the community. Since 1990, the Lansing Community College Paramedic Program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  As such, we subscribe to standards as determined by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

The goal of LCC's Paramedic Program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.

Lansing Community College Paramedic Program Calendar Year 2019
  • CAAHEP Accredited Paramedic Programs and CoAEMSP Letter of Review (LoR) Programs track and report outcome measures annually to the Committee on Accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The most current CoAEMSP Annual Report was for the calendar year 2019.
  • The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic/State Cognitive exam was 93.3%.
  • The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 93.3%. Positive placement is defined by the CoAEMSP as ‘Employed full or part-time in a related field and/or continuing his/her education and/or serving in the military’. Positive placement is measured at completion of the program.
  • The most recent retention rate was 75%.

For questions surrounding the Paramedic Program please contact the Health and Human Services Division at 517-483-1410.

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Accreditation Info
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professionals logo Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs logo

To contact CAAHEP:
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

To contact CoAEMSP:
8301 Lakeview Parkway
Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
FAX 214-703-8992

General Program Information

LCC offers two options for completing the Paramedic Program with a course of study preparing the Basic EMT in advanced techniques of administering care in life threatening situations. Students are accepted into the program every fall semester.  Students receive clinical experience in both hospital and EMS agency locations.

Certificate of Achievement - 36 credit hour program completed in two semesters, plus an arranged internship held in the summer semester.

Associate Degree - 64 minimum credit hour program including completion of the Basic EMT Certificate Program curriculum, the Paramedic Certificate Program curriculum and core curriculum courses.

Graduates of either course of study are required to successfully complete the certification examination offered by the National Registry of EMT's to practice as a paramedic. Once certified by the National Registry, application can be made for state licensure with the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Division of EMS, Trauma, and Preparedness.  The license must be renewed every three years.

The LPN/Paramedic to RN Advanced Standing Program is available for current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or licensed Paramedics, to pursue a degree as a Registered Nurse. For complete information an Advanced Standing Advising Guide may be requested either on the Nursing program page or by calling 517-483-1410. Students meeting the qualifications may apply for Advanced Standing admission to the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program.




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Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic

Health and Human Services Division Office

HHS Building, 108
517-483-1508 fax

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