Frequently Asked Questions
How much is tuition for the EMT course cost?
Tuition for the EMT Course is $950.00
*Beginning fall 2019 prices will increase to $1,400
How much are books?
Books for the EMT course are $380.00
Are there any tech fees for the EMT course?
Yes, tech fees for the EMT course are approximately $79.00
Does MMR accept federal financial aid?
Not typically. We will accept financial aid if you are enrolled in our EMT course as part of your studies at Delta College.
Are payment plans available?
Beginning with the fall 2019 classes you will only be required to submit a $500.00 deposit to reserve your spot in the class. The remaining tuition cost will be due 30 days after the start of the program.
We also offer scholarships for some of the courses. Watch for scholarship announcements on our Facebook page.
Are there other funding sources accepted by MMR?
Your local MI WORKS! office has several funding programs you may qualify for. Contact your local MI WORKS! office directly for details.
Does MMR accept the GI Bill funding?
Not at this time but we are working towards it.
Do you offer paid EMT training?
No, we have found that our students do best when participating just as students and not paid employees. Once you get started the 16 week course will pass by in no time and you will be able to apply for a paid position with us.
How long is the EMT course?
The traditional EMT course is one semester or sixteen weeks long. MMR follows the Delta College calendar.
How many days a week will I have class?
Generally, two-three days a week for five hours. There are some Saturdays required for specialized training events.
Do I need internet access?
Yes, you will need internet access because most of the course work is online . It is a good idea to have a plan as well as a backup plan in case your first source of internet access becomes unavailable.
How old must I be to take the EMT course?
You must be 18 years of age by the time the EMT course completes. This is because candidates must be 18 years of age to take the National Registry exam for licensing.
What are the requirements to take the EMT course?
You must be 18, have a good driving record, no felony convictions, successfully pass keys testing at the 10th grade level, and have a high school diploma or GED.
Is there a proficiency test I must pass before taking the EMT course?
Yes, MMR uses an asset testing mechanism. Once you are registered for the course, you will have electronic access to take this testing. There is a $5 fee for this test. Should you not meet the minimum requirements for the course, your tuition will be refunded.
Do I have to have a driver’s license?
Yes, you must have a good driving record for MMR to be able to insure you as a driver of our vehicles.
Do I have to pass a background check?
Yes, anyone working in the healthcare field must pass a criminal background check.
What is the policy on absences or tardiness to class?
It is the expectation that students will attend and be on time for every class. Some allowances are made for illness. Excessive absences may cause removal from the program.
What grade point average must I carry to pass the class?
You must carry an 80% average throughout the EMT and Paramedic courses.
Is there a final exam?
Yes, there will be a final exam to certify successful completion of the course. You must achieve 80% on the final exam in order to complete the requirements of the course. Once you become certified, you may sit for your national registry exam. After successful completion of the national registry exam, you can apply for your EMT license through the State of Michigan.
What do I have to do to obtain my EMT license?
To obtain your EMT license, submit your national registry proof to the State of Michigan along with the application for licensure. An EMT license costs about $45 and must be renewed every three years.
Does MMR Offer Job Shadow/Ride-Along Opportunities?
If you are interested in learning more about EMS careers we would be happy to set up a tour of our facility. On your tour we can show you our state-of-the-art medical dispatch center, the inside of an ambulance, and give you a chance to ask an MMR staff member all of your questions. After that, if you are still interested in doing a ride-along we can take the next steps to set up an opportunity. Blood-borne pathogen training is a requirement to do a ride-along and you must be at least 18 years of age.
Please e-mail email@example.com to set up your tour.
How much is tuition for the Paramedic course?
Tuition for the paramedic course is $4600.00. If you work for MMR as an EMT you can take the paramedic course for only the cost of books and tech fees.
How much do books cost for the Paramedic course?
Books for the paramedic course are approximately $500.00
Is there a tech fee for the Paramedic course?
Yes, tech fees for the paramedic course are $182.50.
Does MMR offer payment plans for the Paramedic course?
Yes, two payment options are available. Option 1: Deposit of $1,200 at time of registration. Balance of $3,400 paid in three even installments at the start of each trimester. Option 2: $4,600 payment in full.
What are the pre-requisites for the Paramedic course?
You must have your EMT-B license, pass an asset test, drug screen and criminal background check ($88 fee for testing and background checks) You must also have successfully passed an Anatomy and Physiology course – either a college level course or an online course provided through MMR. Contact our Education Department for details on the online course.
How long is the Paramedic course?
The paramedic course is approximately 14 months. Nine months of classroom, and online and practical training followed by an internship working as a lead paramedic (with oversight) on the ambulance.
How many days a week will I have Paramedic class?
Two days a week during the first semester: one full day of lecture and one-half day of practical lab for three semesters. Clinical hours begin in the second semester which adds another day to the weekly schedule. Clinical hours include patient contact in the ambulance, emergency rooms and operating rooms.
Do I need internet access?
Yes, you will need internet access as most of the coursework is completed online. It is a good idea to have a plan as well as a backup plan in case your first source becomes unavailable.