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 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.
The core textbooks must be purchased online from Jones & Bartlett Learning. Enter the Promotion Code
HVJ52 to receive a 20% 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. Financing options are available through Ann Arbor State Bank. All financing must be set
up and approved prior to the start of class. To learn more, or for all financing questions, please contact Tim Berry of Ann Arbor State Bank at (734) 761-1480 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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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