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 https://www.caahep.org/Students/Find-a-Program.aspx.
Paramedic Program Goal
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.
The Kellogg Community College Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 15B
Clearwater, FL 33763
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions
8301 Lake View Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Rocco V. Morando Building
6610 Busch Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43229
This program is also approved by the State of Michigan Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma. www.michigan.gov/ems
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 www.michigan.gov/ems)
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.
Advanced Placement and Experiential Learning
The KCC EMS Program does not participate in advanced placement or experiential learning.
Approval through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
KCC is state approved to offer programming through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) 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.