1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 477-6331


The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Basic) level, is a 266 hour classroom and field based emergency medical program. This level of education is the minimum requirement to staff and operate an emergency response vehicle (an ambulance) in the State of Michigan.

This course is approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health EMS & Trauma Systems Section. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the National Registry Certification test as required by the State of Michigan for licensure.

This course prepares students to enter into handle entry level emergency response positions and is typically employed by private ambulance companies, fire departments and as hospital Emergency room technicians.

The EMT Basic course curriculum prepares the student to perform a variety of medical techniques including but not limited to:

  • Basic airway control and oxygen delivery
  • Increased understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • CPR and defibrillation
  • Emergency field childbirth
  • Lifting and moving patients
  • More definitive patient assessment
  • Assisting with such medications such as epinephrine auto injector, nitroglycerine and emergency breathing treatments
  • Patient extrication, immobilization and transport
  • Triaging and handling multiple trauma victims
  • Dealing with more complex medical and traumatic life-threatening illness and/or injuries
  • Pediatric assessment and field treatment
  • Assisting EMTS and Paramedics with more advanced care

Students will be evaluated in the following core competency areas: didactic, practical, clinical and internship performance. In addition, students achieving an 80% or higher and passing the course final computer based test, will receive a certificate of completion and be eligible for State licensure. Practical skills are graded on a pass/fail basis and students will be required to pass all practical examinations to successfully complete the program. All clinical and internship rotations are graded on attendance, attitude and skills performance, which are evaluated by field mentors, a clinical coordinator and/or the course instructor.

Firefighter and student discounts available. Students must supply a letter from their fire chief for the firefighter discount; area college students must supply a copy of current course schedule or copy of student ID to be eligible. Copies of these items can be faxed to Kristen Collins at (734) 477-6927 after submitting registration online. Past HVA student discounts are available.

TEXTBOOKS: The AEMT Premier Package with Navigate 2 (print textbook, Navigate 2 Course Manager, Navigate Test Prep, AEMT Interactive Lectures, and Virtual Ride-Alongs) must be purchased online from Jones & Bartlett Learning. Enter the Promotion Code HVJ52 to receive a student discount.

If you have the AEMT textbook and need just the AEMT Premier Digital Supplement (Navigate 2 Course Manager access with Test Prep, AEMT Interactive Lectures, and Virtual Ride-Alongs), you can obtain it from Jones & Bartlet Learning also. Enter the Promotion Code HVJ52 to receive a student discount.

HVA no longer offers payment plans for Basic EMT course tuition. All tuition and fees must be paid on or before the first day of class.

For course schedules, prices, dates and times, please visit our Course Schedules page. To register for this course, please visit our Course Registration page. For more information call: (734) 477-6331.

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