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Military Medic to Paramedic

Military Medic to Paramedic Program at LCC

Attention Former Military Medics:

Please contact the EMS Program Director, Marv Helmker by calling him at 517-483-1530 or emailing for information on the next cohort start date.


In January, 2012, Lansing Community College launched an education program specifically designed for military medics. The goal was to create a pathway for military medics to transition to paramedics. Those who complete this program are positioned to continue onward to become a nurse, if desired, by entering into the Advanced Standing Nursing Program.

Paramedics earn a median salary of $42,000 - $45,000, with nurses earning a median salary over $63,000. Paramedic and nursing employment is currently strong, with projected demand for the next decade.

Students in the program are eligible for GI-bill funds, Military Tuition Assistance (TA) and traditional Title IV financial aid.

General Program Information

Students who complete the MM2P Program will be prepared to take the national paramedic certification exam (NREMT).

Military Medic to Paramedic Program

28 weeks to complete paramedic education (Traditional program 11-12 months)

778 hours (Traditional program 1058-hours)

Student awarded credit for previous military education and experience

If a MM2P student chooses to proceed to the Paramedic to Nurse Program, the following will apply:

Advanced Standing Track takes three semesters to complete (Traditional program 2 years)

Student awarded credit for paramedic education

For more information, call Kara Swanson at 517-483-1182.


LCC offers a Certificate of Achievement (CA) for the military medic to paramedic transition. In addition, individuals can continue onward to receive an associate degree (AAS) in Emergency Medical Services and/or Nursing upon successful completion of their paramedic education.

Paramedic Certificate of Achievement

36 credit hour program

8 credits awarded for military education and experience

4 credits are waived for BIOL 145

Complete 24 credits of paramedic education

Emergency Medical Services Associates Degree

66 credit hour program

14 credits awarded for EMT-Basic

8 credits awarded for military education and experience

4 credits are waived for BIOL 145

Complete 24 credits of paramedic education

16 credits of general education and EMS electives

RN Associate Degree

72 credit hour program

14 credits are awarded for Paramedic licensure

Courses taken will follow the Advanced Standing track

Both programs (EMS and Nursing) are State of Michigan approved and nationally accredited by respective accrediting body.

For more information, call Marv Helmker at 517-483-1530.


  • Military medic with 2-years full-time equivalent experience.
  • To find out if you're eligible, please submit the following:  JST, DD214, and EMT Certification to Marv Helmker by emailing him:

Admission Standards

  • Students completing Military Medic to Paramedic will be able to apply for the Paramedic to RN upon completion of their paramedic education.
    • Completion of paramedic education does not guarantee admission into nursing program. Both stages are selective admissions and requires separate applications.
  • Students will be required to meet appropriate prerequisites (writing, reading, math level and courses) for each phase of the program.
  • Military Medics who are a licensed or certified paramedic can apply for entry into nursing program.
  • Detailed admission information for Paramedic to RN can be found on the nursing advising guide.

Military Medic Program Process of Admissions

Click here for MM2P student application process


Both phases of the program are eligible for GI-funds, Military Tuition Assistance (TA), and standard financial aid.

Military Medic to Paramedic at Lansing Community College

Military Medic to Paramedic
Health and Human Services Bldg, Room 108
Phone: (517) 483-1410
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