2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jun 12, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-Basic), Certificate

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Award Granted Upon Completion: Certificate in EMT-Basic
Credits/Contacts Required: 30/41
Major code: 04/467
CIP Code: 510904

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The goal of the EMT-Basic Certificate program is to prepare graduates to demonstrate entry level competency in delivering safe care to patients on accident scenes and on transport by ambulance to the hospital under medical directions. The EMT has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, trauma and many medical emergencies. To assist the student in reaching this goal, the EMT-Basic Certificate program combines general education with program specific lecture, lab, and clinical courses. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, state licensing is performed through the State of Michigan Department of Community Health Division of Emergency Medical Services. A written exam is offered by the National Registry of EMTs and must be taken for licensure. The EMT-Basic Certificate program serves as Part 1 of the Associate of Applied Science - Paramedic program. In addition to successfully completing the EMT-Basic Certificate program, students must obtain an EMT license prior to being accepted into Part 2 of the AAS Paramedic Program.

Prior to the entry: the Department of Allied Health requires students to successfully pass the following; Criminal background check, a drug test, and provide a Certification of Physical Fitness Form completed by your Physician. Along with the Certification of Fitness, students must also have proof they are immunized for specific contagious diseases, all detailed on the Certification of Fitness Form. Facilities may have additional requirements which a student would also need to meet. Students must hold an unrestricted State of Michigan Driver’s License. Students are required to provide a current copy of their Michigan Department of Motor Vehicle records once awarded a seat in the program to verify student’s Michigan State Driver’s license is current and in good standing.

General Education Requirements (Min 13 Credits)

Requirements (Min 17 Credits)

Suggested Sequences Per Semester

First Semester Total - Credit(s): 16 | Contacts: 19

Second Semester Total - Credit(s): 14 | Contacts: 22


* Course may be taken prior to acceptance into the EMT program
** If BIOL 104  is not taken, then both BIOL 213  and BIOL 214  must be taken in exchange for substitution

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