Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) hold advanced skills in the treatment of pre-hospital care. These healthcare professionals devote their work to medical emergencies and patient treatment. EMTs respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls with patient transportation through an ambulance. The fundamental responsibility of an EMT is to transport and care for the medically ill or traumatically injured.
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course
This course is designed for individuals 18 years of age and older interested in becoming EMTs. Emphasis is placed on the development of knowledge and skills needed to provide basic life saving care. In addition, the student will be given the opportunity to use their skills in the ambulance and clinical setting. 233 hours, approximately four months.
Through advanced training in medical emergencies, our EMT students learn to adapt the correct procedures and timely measures to provide outstanding care to all patients in emergency situations. Our classes teach the fundamentals of patient assessment and treatment. The standard of practice of the EMT-Basic is in accordance with the most current MDCH guidelines.
Our course enables students to demonstrate skills in conducting careful patient examinations by training them to recognize signs and symptoms of an illness or injury. Our students learn to successfully work with other medical professionals in pre-hospital care. Knowledge of the latest medical tools and practices are woven into our EMT-Basic education program to ensure that students become efficient in quality and professional care. Specific topics include advanced care in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of automated external defibrillators, breathing and airway control, body immunization, and bone fractures. These courses focus on vital instruction in transporting patients, bleeding and shock, soft tissue injuries, respiratory injuries, cardiovascular emergencies, trauma, spinal and head injuries, and other related subjects. Our students are also trained in ambulance operations and other special operations such as reacting to disasters.
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Course Admission Criteria
Students applying for the EMT program entry must have:
- High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
- A valid driver’s license
- No felony convictions
- Hepatitis B vaccination and a current TB test
- Math/Reading testing is provided by MMR at www.emstesting.com.
- Measles, mumps, and rubella records
- Drug screening and criminal background checks conducted
A certificate of course completion, National Registry exam application, exam reservation form, and necessary information for licensure will be issued to those successfully completing all components of the EMT course and paying in full all course fees. Course completion rosters will be submitted to MDCH.
Program Fee: $950.00 (does not include textbooks and access to Platinum Ed. online services)
Fees include a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.