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"He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything" – Thomas Carlyle

Health & Human Services / Education

Enriching & Meaningful Health & Human Services and Educational Careers

Careers in the healthcare industry are rewarding, both personally and professionally. Unlike some other industries, advancements in technology and declines in the economy do not have much of an impact on the high demand for healthcare professionals and teachers—the need for health and human services workers is steady. Many people look to these types of careers, like nursing or paramedic/emergency medical technician, for long-term job stability.

Pursuing a Health and Human Services program and taking courses in education or criminal justice, such as a degree in early childhood education or a law enforcement degree, will prepare students for careers working with children and in the criminal justice system.

A degree in Health and Human Services/Education from North Central, like certified nurse aide degrees and LPN to RN transition degrees and other nursing degrees, offer intrinsic rewards that come from caring for and helping people in need and are valued by people at all levels of healthcare. The quality health and human services education you receive at North Central will serve you in your future career giving care as a nurse aide or CNA. Learn more about the nursing degrees and certificates and more we offer below, and apply today!

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Nursing Programs

Are you interested in a career as a Registered Nurse? You are in the right place! North Central offers some of the best community college registered nursing programs, nursing education and nursing degree programs in Michigan.


Allied Health Programs

Students in Allied Health programs work alongside their nursing and physician colleagues as "allies" in providing a broad range of care to their patients.

To learn more about Allied Health Careers like Certified Nurse's Aide Degree (CNA), Eldercare, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician or Surgical Technologist, click on the Health Services section in the main navigation bar.

NOTE: To apply to the Nursing or Allied Health Programs, you must first enroll as a student to North Central.


      Paramedic Program Accreditation and Outcomes

The North Central Michigan 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). 

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Paramedic Program Goals–Minimum Expectations as stated per CAAHEP Standard II.C:

“To prepare entry-level Emergency Medical Technician Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.”

Paramedic Program Outcomes Chart from North Central Michigan College



Early Childhood Education Programs

If you love working with children and have a strong desire to teach in an elementary school, the Early Childhood Education Program could be the path for you! Get started on your career in Early Childhood Education (ECE) at North Central. Early childhood education is defined as the care and education of young children from birth to age 8.

Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, and Corrections Programs

Are you interested in the justice system and other laws? Criminal justice is the system of practices and institutions of governments directed at maintaining and upholding social control, deterring and mitigating crime, or sanctioning those who violate laws with criminal penalties and rehabilitation efforts.

North Central provides programs that prepare students for employment opportunities in law enforcement, the courts, or corrections.