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EMT to Paramedic Pathway

Healthcare Industry

2-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Jackson College, Emergent Health Partners Education

Occupations Involved

Emergency Medical Technicians; Paramedics

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation


The EMT to Paramedic Pathway is a partnership between Jackson College and the Emergent Health (EH) paramedic program. EMT-basic students from Jackson College can get direct admittance to the paramedic program, where part of their education is eligible for funding by Michigan Works!. As another component, EH paramedic students and others who have completed a paramedic and earned their credential have the opportunity to articulate 33 college credits toward Jackson College's Associate Degree of Applied Science - Allied Health. The purposes of this partnership are to increase the number of EMTs that are certified as paramedics and to encourage paramedics to earn an associate degree.

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