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Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician program prepares students for a career as an EMT. This position easily allows students to work and attend college classes. Along with obtaining invaluable patient contact hours, students will become strong critical thinkers and leaders. This year long program consists of lectures, scenario based discussions, simulated patients, and clinical externships on an ambulance and in the emergency room. Successful completion of this rigorous course will allow the student to challenge the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s exam, and ultimately becoming a licensed EMT. Students will graduate the program with credentials most employers require.  These credentials include International Trauma Support (ITLS), Pediatric Emergency Assessment Resuscitation Stabilization (PEARS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and NIMS: 100, 200, 700, & 800.  Class meets at 1911 Tooley Rd, in Howell and attendance outside normal school hours is required to meet MDCH requirements. Attendance outside of normal school hours is required to meet MDCH requirements.

This course is available for Seniors who:

  • Are able to show proof of immunization status that is up to date.
  • Are willing to receive industry required immunizations.
  • Are able to pass drug tests and background checks necessary for community-based practical experiences.AND meet one of the following criteria:
    • Successful completion of Health Occupations I and recommendation by the instructor.
    • Active participation in a Junior Firefighter or Explorer program focusing on Emergency Services as evidenced by group leader recommendation.
    • Successful completion of a high school Anatomy and Physiology course and strong interest in health careers, medicine, or emergency service career areas plus recommendation by teachers or counselors.
Student EMT practicing CPR

Available Courses

School Program Instructor Contact High School Credit Post Secondary Credit
Emergency Medical Technician at the EMS County FacilityRyan Dennett517-540-8624

Elective, Varies by districtSchoolcraft College, Ferris State University, Baker College, Davenport University