Embrace the opportunity to help others in emergency medical situations with a career that is both challenging and rewarding. If you’ve been searching for a Paramedic training program, Dorsey College’s program could help you take the next step in your career.

Dorsey College’s paramedic classes build on the knowledge and skills a student has learned during their EMT-Basic/Emergency Medical Technician training. As a part of EMT-Paramedic training, students can gain even more knowledge on the pathophysiology of the human body. It is also important to know that training in a paramedic school coupled with paramedic licensure is becoming the minimum requirement to qualify for various related careers, such as an entry-level position as a firefighter.

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Choosing Dorsey College’s Paramedic Program

The Paramedic training program at Dorsey College is designed to help students acquire theoretical knowledge, communication skills, and technical skills that could be put into action in your day-to-day duties working in emergency medical services. A well-trained paramedic could be the difference between life and death for a patient. By providing students with a structured learning experience, the training program could provide the students with the fundamentals to save lives in emergency medical situations.

Paramedics typically perform skills such as intravenous access, endotracheal intubation, cardiac monitoring, and electrical therapy, medication administration, pleural decompression, and emergency airway access. Having the opportunity to strengthen these skills and techniques during paramedic school could give you the confidence and competitive edge you may need if you become an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

In order to be a part of our training program, in Michigan, paramedic students are required to obtain immunizations as required in accordance with OSHA regulations or proof of their prior administration. We also have students in the Paramedic training program obtain team leadership benchmarks. The specifics on all requirements will be discussed further during orientation.

Paramedic Training in Michigan

Dorsey College offers the Paramedic program in Michigan at multiple locations. Find the location that would best suit you:
Madison Heights
Dorsey College - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
Dorsey College - Woodhaven, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Grand Rapids
Dorsey College - Grand Rapids, MI Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Expanding your knowledge in Paramedic classes

The paramedic classes offered at Dorsey College covers topics that will be vital to your career as an EMT-Paramedic. Listed below are some topics covered in our paramedic classes in Michigan:

  •     Preparatory
  •     Airway/Respiratory
  •     Patient assessment
  •     Trauma
  •     Special considerations
  •     Clinical experience
  •     And more!

Get hands on experience while training to be a paramedic

Throughout these classes, you will have the support of our experienced instructors. In addition to classroom instruction, as part of the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program in Michigan, students at Dorsey College are required to complete 500 hours of clinical experience (ambulance/emergency room).

Our paramedic courses paired with your hands-on clinical experience could be a stepping stone in your journey to becoming a paramedic!

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EMT-P Certification in Michigan

Students who successfully complete the Paramedic training program at Dorsey College will qualify to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination EMT-P.

Dorsey College has determined that its Paramedic program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.

Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Career | What Your Future Could Hold

Completing your paramedic training can lead to a rewarding career working to respond to emergencies, transporting patients, and assisting in patient care for the sick or injured. Paramedics are often called to help in emergency situations such as car accidents, injuries caused by an act of violence, and natural disasters.

Although specific paramedic duties may vary based on the state in which they are licensed, a paramedic typically does the following:

  •     Respond to 911 calls for emergency medical assistance
  •     Assess a patient’s condition and determine a course of treatment
  •     Provide first-aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured patients
  •     Transport patients safely in an ambulance
  •     Transfer patients to the emergency department of a hospital or other healthcare facility`
  •     Report their observations and treatment to physicians, nurses, or other healthcare facility staff
  •     Document medical care that is given to patients1

Individuals with paramedic training play an essential role in our local communities and people’s lives often depend on a paramedic’s quick reaction and care. Contact us today to learn how you can begin training in our Paramedic training program!


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Accreditation-CoAEMSP Annual Reporting

The Paramedic program offered at Dorsey College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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 2020.

  •     The most recent success rate for the National Registry of EMT Paramedic Cognitive exam was 66.1%.
  •     The most recent positive placement rate for graduates was 92.9%. 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 67.2%.



1.Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm#tab-2 (visited April 20, 2020)