The KCC EMS Program is an accredited and approved program through a number of organizations. The following lists our current accreditation and approvals with various organizations.
Accreditation through CAAHEP/CoAEMSP
KCC is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This accreditation occurred as a result of the peer review process at Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professionals (CoAEMSP). Verification of accreditation can be obtained at http://www.caahep.org/find-an-accredited-program/.
Graduates of a CAAHEP accredited paramedic program;
1) are more mobile with nationwide reciprocity with their NREMT certification. NREMT certification is used for licensure in many states, including Michigan. (For more information see http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,4612,7-132-2946_5093_28508-159044–,00.html.)
2) receive an education that is at least on par with other allied health programs. Accreditation standards require that you receive a quality education. The consistency and quality is peer reviewed which means that multiple individuals from outside the program have performed an in-depth assessment of the program and determined it meets the accreditation standards. The accreditation standards have been developed by member organizations to ensure that program standards achieve entry requirements for graduates to enter the profession.
3) are ready, upon graduation, to meet the minimum competencies required to practice as a Paramedic.
Approval through Department of Community Health EMS Section
KCC is state approved to offer programing through the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) section. All KCC EMS Classes are compliant with the state requirements for EMS initial and continuing education programs. Verification of this can be found in the newest version of KCC’s Academic Catalog.
American Heart Association Training Center
The KCC EMS Program is an approved American Heart Association (AHA) training center for all disciplines of training. This includes Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). KCC offers AHA continuing education programs for the general public, healthcare workers, and students.
Educational site with University of Maryland-Baltimore Campus Critical Care Transport Programs
The KCC EMS Program has an established site license offering both adult and pediatric critical care training in cooperation with the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus (UMBC) Emergency Health Services. Verification of this site license can be obtained at http://ehs.umbc.edu/CE/CCEMT-P/Edusites.html.