Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course

For prices, dates and times, visit Class Schedule

Registration

Call: 734-477-6331

Email: kcollins@emergenthealth.org or emseducation@emergenthealth.org

 

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course

After successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry Certification for State of MI licensure. Our 2015 National Registry EMT licensing exam 1st attempt pass rates were 91%!

  • 266 hours
  • Classroom and field based
  • This level of education is the minimum requirement to staff and operate an emergency response vehicle (ambulance) in the State of Michigan
  • Approved by the MI Department of Health and Human Services

EMTs typically work:

  • As entry level emergency responders
  • For private ambulance companies
  • For fire departments
  • As hospital emergency department technicians

EMT course curriculum includes:

  • Basic airway control and oxygen delivery
  • Increased understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Emergency field childbirth
  • Lifting and moving patients
  • More definitive patient assessment
  • Assisting with medications such as epinephrine auto injectors, nitroglycerine and emergency breathing treatments
  • Patient extrication, immobilization and transport
  • Triaging and handling multiple trauma victims
  • Dealing with more complex medical and traumatic life-threatening illness and/or injuries
  • Pediatric assessment and field treatment
  • Assisting EMTs and Paramedics with more advanced care

Students will be evaluated in the following core competency areas:

  • Didactic
  • Practical
  • Clinical
  • Internship performance

Students achieving an 80% or higher score in the course and passing the final computer-based exam will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for State licensure. Practical skills are graded on a pass/fail basis and students will be required to pass all practical examinations to successfully complete the program. All clinical and internship rotations are graded on attendance, attitude and skills performance, which are evaluated by field mentors, a clinical coordinator and/or the course instructor.

Firefighter and student discounts available. Students must supply a letter from their fire chief for the firefighter discount; area college students must supply a copy of current course schedule or copy of student ID to be eligible. Copies of these items can be faxed to 734-477-6927 after submitting registration online. Past HVA student discounts are also available.

NOTE: All tuition and fees must be paid on or before the first day of class.

Textbooks See registration pages for required books.

Note: We recommend that students with no prior A&P or Biology courses consider enrolling in the HVA Anatomy & Physiology for Paramedics course as a pre or co-requisite to their EMT training.

 

For prices, dates and times, visit Class Schedule

Registration

Call: 734-477-6331

Email: kcollins@emergenthealth.org or emseducation@emergenthealth.org