Which Michigan Schools Offer EMT Certification and Training?

Learn about EMT programs in Michigan. Read about programs available, admission requirements and tuition costs to make an informed decision about your education. Schools offering Fire & Emergency Services degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

You can train to become an EMT in Michigan at one or more of three levels (EMT-Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic). Find out about four schools with EMT programs that train you in the latest emergency medical techniques and procedures.

What You Need to Know

In Michigan, you can find EMT training programs at the basic, intermediate/specialist and paramedic levels at 2-year and 4-year schools, both public and private. You could complete an EMT-Basic certificate program in three to six months. Completing the EMT-Specialist training could take you between nine to 12 months, while an EMT-Paramedic training certificate program requires between 18 months and two years of study if you're enrolled full time. These programs prepare you for the National Registry Examinations for EMT licensure in Michigan.

EMT-Basic Training in Michigan

Baker College of Cadillac

The EMT-Basic certificate course at Baker College of Cadillac provides the education you will need to qualify for the National Registry examination. The course will train you to diagnose conditions, provide treatment to patients on scene and to respond to emergencies. The program at Baker College meets Michigan's requirements for licensure as an EMT-Basic.

  • Program Name: Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
  • Program Length: 6 months
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,640 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Application, high school or GED
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

The EMT-Basic course at Kalamazoo Valley Community College trains you in CPR, bandaging, splinting, patient assessment, childbirth and extrication from vehicles. After completing the EMT-Basic program, you can transfer your credits to the paramedic program or qualify to take the National Registry Examination as an EMT-Basic. The program includes classroom and clinical training.

  • Program Name: Emergency Medical Technology - Basic
  • Program Length: 1 semester
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,060 per year for in-district residents; $5,100 per year for in-state residents; $6,810 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Health careers admission coordinator must give permission to enter the program
  • Requirements: Application, placement assessment or ACT scores
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 9,500 undergraduate students

Oakland Community College

The EMT-Basic program at Oakland Community College includes clinical training and classroom study. The program will qualify you to sit for the National Registry Examination to obtain Michigan licensure as an EMT. In addition, you will receive certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, vehicle extrication and hazardous material awareness.

  • Program Name: Emergency Medical Services - EMT-Basic Certificate of Achievement
  • Program Length: 3-4 months
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,745 per year for in-district residents; $5,235 per year for in-state residents; $7,305 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Complete EMS Orientation, placement in ENG 1510 or completion with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Requirements: Admission application, criminal background investigation and drug test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 24,000 undergraduate students

EMT-Intermediate Training in Michigan

Baker College of Muskegon

The EMT-Intermediate program provides you with basic EMT training and advanced knowledge in intravenous therapy and advanced airway techniques. The course will teach you to assess and treat patients on scene, during transport and in medical care facilities. The course meets the state of Michigan requirements for an EMT-Specialist and qualifies you to sit for the National Registry Examination.

  • Program Name: Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Specialist
  • Program Length: 9 months
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,640 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Application, high school or GED
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit

Oakland Community College

You can begin your training as an EMT with the EMT-Intermediate certificate program at Oakland Community College or you can advance your education after completing the EMT-Basic course. The coursework in the program includes anatomy, physiology and extended clinical hours in addition to the coursework in the EMT-Basic program.

  • Program Name: Emergency Medical Services - Intermediate Certificate
  • Program Length: 11-12 months
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,745 per year for in-district residents; $5,235 per year for in-state residents; $7,305 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: EMS orientation, acceptable score from the Biology Proficiency Test or completion of BIO 1511 or BIO 1530 with a grade of 'C' or higher, completion of Basic EMT certificate program
  • Requirements: Admissions application, criminal background investigation and drug test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 24,000 undergraduate students

EMT-Paramedic Training in Michigan

Baker College of Cadillac

The courses in the paramedic program at Baker College of Cadillac include the EMT-Basic and EMT-Intermediate training along with advanced techniques and practices. Advanced topics for paramedics include cardiology, pediatrics, intravenous therapy, trauma care and airway techniques. The course at Baker College meets Michigan's requirements for paramedics and qualifies you to take the examination for a state license.

  • Program Name: Certificate of Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
  • Program Length: 27 months
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,640 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Application, high school or GED; EMT license, certificate of completion or transcripts from an EMT basic course
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

The paramedic program prepares you to provide advanced care to patients on scene or during transport to a medical care facility. The Kalamazoo Community College paramedic program includes 600 hours of clinical training. Coursework and training include trauma and disaster medicine, cardiovascular emergencies and pharmacology.

  • Program Name: Paramedic Certificate
  • Program Length: 3 semesters part-time; 2 years full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,060 per year for in-district residents; $5,100 per year for in-state residents; $6,810 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: BIO 110, EMT-Basic and EMT Clinical
  • Requirements: Specialized application
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 9,500 undergraduate students

Oakland Community College

Completing the paramedic program at Oakland Community College will require you to complete coursework in pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, intubation, cardiology and extended clinical training. The coursework and extended training will qualify you to take the National Registry Examination for paramedics. The program may include EMT-Basic training or you may complete the EMT-Basic program.

  • Program Name: Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic Certificate
  • Program Length: 18-19 months
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,745 per year for in-district residents; $5,235 per year for in-state residents; $7,305 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: EMS orientation, acceptable score from the Biology Proficiency Test or completion of BIO 1511 or BIO 1530 with a grade of 'C' or higher, EMT-Basic course
  • Requirements: Admission application, criminal background investigation, drug test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 24,000 undergraduate students

Several Michigan schools offer programs that may lead to national EMT certification - EMT-Basic training is offered at Baker College of Cadillac, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and Oakland Community College; EMT-Intermediate training is offered through Baker College of Muskegon and Oakland Community College; and EMT-Paramedic training is offered through Baker College of Cadillac, Kalamazoo Community College and Oakland Community College.

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