Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

About Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

EMTs work as Emergency Medical Responders to traumatic and medical situations within the responding communities.

The Life EMS Emergency Medical Technician program follows and exceeds the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) curriculum. 

  • Students will learn the required skills and knowledge to treat and transport critically sick and injured persons.
  • Upon completion, students will be eligible for licensure at the National Registry level, required by the State of Michigan.


Program Content

Students learn from comprehensive lectures and hands-on skills practice in the following areas: 

  • Basic Life support
  • Body systems
  • Illnesses of the body systems.
  • Injuries to the body systems.
  • Care for patients that include newborn, pediatric,adults and geriatric

Students will also work in a squad (team) of other students while given scenarios to help improve the students' understanding of caring for patients.



Program Highlights

Ride-Along with an Ambulance Service Students will spend at least 36 hours riding in a real ambulance and interacting with patients and hospital staff
Students Eligible for Licensure Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible for licensure testing with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, allowing certification in MI and most of the US
Earn College Credit Articulated credit with local colleges is available to eligible students who complete this program. Talk with your school counselor and instructor for more details.

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