Licenses and Certification Credits

Firefighting

Students who have earned their EMT-B Certificate will be awarded 16 credits and those who earned their Firefighter 1 & 2 certification will be awarded 12 credits upon admission to Northwestern Michigan College. If they earn their NFPA Fire Inspector certification they will earn an additional 3 credits.

Students can complete an additional 16 or more general education credits and 16 or more general elective credits through Northwestern Michigan College, as specified in the accompanying degree plan table, for an Associate in General Studies.

  • Communications: 4 credits of ENG 111 English Composition 3-4 credits of either ENG 220, BUS 231, or ENG 112
  • Humanities: 3 credits of Group 1 Humanities courses.
  • Science: 3-4 credits of a Group 1 Science lecture/lab course.
  • Social Science: 3 credits of Group 1 Social Science courses.
  • Electives: 19 credits of Elective Courses.
  • Major requirements: 28 or more earned occupational semester credits. This credit is earned from the EMT-B and Firefighter 1 & 2 Certificate.
  • Mathematics requirement: Math Competency Required. Math Competency may be fulfilled by completing MTH 100 Quantitative Literacy with a grade of 2.0 or better, or placement into any math course higher than MTH 100 Quantitative Literacy.
  • Reading requirement: Reading competency Required Guide available from academic advisors.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Complete at least 60 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. A model schedule can be found on the NMC website.
    • Complete a minimum of 15 of the 60 credits at NMC. Apply for graduation by completing the Graduation Application available online or in the Records & Registration Office
    • Request official documents from the Bureau of Fire Services System Maintenance of Knowledge and Education (SMOKE).
    • Submit a copy of your EMT license directly to the NMC Records & Registration Office.
  • Total Degree Credits: Minimum of 60

Paramedic

A licensed paramedic who wishes to earn an associate degree can do so by presenting a current Paramedic National Certification and completing the core courses of the Associate of General Studies Degree. The current Paramedic National Certification transfers to Northwestern Michigan College as 43 credits.

Students can complete an additional 17 general education credits through Northwestern Michigan College, as specified in the accompanying degree plan table, for an Associate in General Studies.

  • Communications: 4 credits of ENG 111 English Composition 3-4 credits of either ENG 220, BUS 231, or ENG 112.
  • Humanities: 3 credits of Group 1 Humanities courses.
  • Science: 3-4 credits of a Group 1 Science lecture/lab course.
  • Social Science: 3 credits of Group 1 Social Science courses.
  • Major Area Requirements: 43 earned occupational semester credits. This credit is earned from a current Paramedic National Certification.
  • Mathematics Requirement: Math Competency Required. Math Competency may be fulfilled by completing MTH 100 Quantitative Literacy with a grade of 2.0 or better, or placement into any math course higher than MTH 100 Quantitative Literacy.
  • Reading requirement: Reading competency required: Guide available from academic advisors.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Complete at least 60 credit hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average. A model schedule can be found on the NMC website.
    • Complete a minimum of 15 of the 60 credits at NMC.
    • Apply for graduation by completing the Graduation Application available online or in the Records & Registration Office.
    • Submit a copy of your Paramedic National Certification license directly to the NMC Records & Registration Office.
  • Total Degree Credits: Minimum of 60.

Certification Credits

Certification credits allow students to receive course credit for certifications in specific, identified areas as recommended and approved by full-time faculty members in discipline areas which have been pre-approved.

The procedure for students to receive credit is:

  • The student will present the certificate to the lead instructor in the educational area appropriate to validate the timeliness and authentication of the certificate earned. See below.
  • The instructor will complete the form with the name of the course and credits, and return the form to the Registrar in the Records and Registration office.
  • The Registrar will record the credits on the official transcript and mail results to the student.
  • Credits will be recorded as transfer-in credits. No grade will be assigned.

Approved Certifications

Certifications

Equivalent Credits

American Heart Association - Basic Life Support

HPD 110

Certiport IT Specialist - Python

CIT 135

Certiport ITS OD-103 Device Config & Mgmt

CIT 156

Certiport ITS OD-201 Databases

CIT 178

Certiport ITS OD-301 HTML & CSS

CIT 180

Certiport ITS OD-302 Javascript

CIT 190

Certiport IT Specialist - Networking

CIT 213

Certiport ITS OD-102 Security

CIT 240

Certiport ITS OD-104 Cloud

CIT 243

Certiport ITS Specialist - Software Development

CIT 255

Certiport ITS OD-105 Cyber Security

CIT 266

CompTIA A+ certification

CIT 156 and CIT 157

CompTIA Network+

CIT 213

CompTIA Server+

CIT 215

CompTIA Security+

CIT 240

CompTIA Linux+

CIT 256

CompTIA PenTest+

CIT 263

CompTIA CySA+

CIT 264

CompTIA Cloud+

CIT 243

CompTia CASP+

CIT 266

Cisco CCNA-1

CIT 260

FCP SocialPro Certification Exam

VCA 250

Microsoft MO-100 Word

CIT 119

Microsoft MO-300 PowerPoint

CIT 124

Microsoft MO-200 Excel

CIT 210

Microsoft PL-300

CIT 211

Microsoft AZ - 800

CIT 249

Microsoft 70-742

CIT 247

Microsoft 70-740

CIT 215

Microsoft 70-741

CIT 246

Cloud+

CIT 243

ServSafe

CUL 110

The certificate must be the current industry certification covered by the materials in the NMC courses at the time credit is requested. Credit must be requested within two years of completion of the certificate.