The emergency medical technology skills certificate prepares students for employment as pre-hospital emergency medical providers. A combination of lecture, laboratory and clinical and field experience will be utilized to fulfill all training requirements.
All courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Bureau of EMS, Trauma, & Preparedness, EMS Section. Students successfully completing the program requirements will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT Paramedic written and practical exams. Those who successfully pass the credentialing exams will be eligible to apply for state licensure.
Students will be evaluated in the following core competency areas: didactic, practical, clinical and field internship performance. Practical skills are graded on a pass/fail basis, and students will be required to pass all skills examinations to successfully complete the program. All clinical and field internship rotations will be graded on attendance, attitude and skills performance which will be evaluated by field mentors, clinical coordinator and/or the course instructor. All students will be required to hold liability insurance which is valid for one year.
The EMT skills certificate provides students with basic knowledge and applicable skills for a career in the field of emergency medical service. This skills certificate is required for entry into the paramedic certificate program. Currently licensed EMTs may be eligible for prior learning credit. Please contact a counselor for more information.
All courses are not offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.
Schoolcraft program code # CRT.00324
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First Year - Fall Semester
Total Credits: 14
First Year - Spring Session
Total Credits: 5
Program Total: 19 Credits
Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.