EMT Training in Michigan

To become an EMT in Michigan, students are expected to successfully complete an EMT training program within the state.  EMT programs must be Michigan approved EMS courses.

Here are a few requirements that prospective students will need to meet prior to applying to an EMT training school or institute in MI:

· EMT students must be 18 years old or older.  They also must be able to show proof of a high school diploma or a GED.

· Must have a valid driver’s license.

· Must be able to read at a 10th grade level or higher.  Prospective students are sometimes asked to provide placement scores (from tests such as ASSET or COMPASS or ACCUPLACER, which test one’s academic skills in English, math, and reading).

· Must have CPR certification and maintain it throughout the duration of the program.

· EMT students will need to show proof of the following vaccinations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination/Illness, and Hepatitis B Vaccination Series.  You will likely also need the Tdap vaccine to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Petrussis; Chicken Pox (vaccinated 2 shot series or positive titer); a negative Tuberculosis skin PPD test (within the last 12 months); a negative Chest X-ray (within the last 12 months) and a Flu shot (within the last 12 months).

· Must undergo a drug test and submit to a criminal background check.

EMT School in Michigan

During an EMT course in Michigan, students will learn the necessary skills to provide prehospital emergency medical care at a basic life support level.  Once the course is successfully completed, students will be able to recognize the significance of a patient’s injury and assess the requirement needed for emergency medical care.

Students will also learn to give proper emergency medical care based on a patient’s condition, as well as lift, position, or move a patient to limit pain and prevent additional injury.

Schools and Programs

Below, please click on a paramedic school to get admissions information on their healthcare programs:

Ascension Genesys Hospital
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1000 Health Park Blvd
Grand Blanc, MI 48439

Bay de Noc Community College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2001 N Lincoln Rd
Escanaba, MI 49829

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
19808 West Road
Woodhaven, MI 48183

Great Lakes Bay Consortium for EMS Education
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
834 South Washington Ave
Saginaw, MI 48601

Great Lakes EMS Academy/Davenport Univ Consortium
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1001 S Division
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Henry Ford College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
Health Careers Division
5101 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128

· Huron Valley Ambulance – Ann Arbor, MI
1200 State Circle
Ann Arbor , MI – 48108

Jackson College – Jackson, MI
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2111 Emmons Rd
Jackson, MI 49201

Kalamazoo Valley Community College  – Kalamazoo, MI
Texas Township Campus
6767 West O Ave, PO Box 4070
Kalamazoo , MI – 49003

Kellogg Community College  – Battle Creek, MI
450 North Ave
Battle Creek , MI – 49017

Lake Superior State University – Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
650 W Easterday Ave
Norris 210
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Lansing Community College  – Lansing, MI
PO Box 40010-3100
Lansing , MI – 48901

Life EMS Ambulance Education Centre/Metro Health Hospital Consortium
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1275 Cedar St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Life Support Training Institute at Botsford Hospital  – Southfield, MI
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
25250 West Eight Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48033

Macomb Community College  – Warren, MI
14500 East 12 Mile Rd
C/C A-234
Warren , MI – 48088-3896

Medic 1 Community Emergency Services
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
PO Box 1563
635 E Napier
Benton Harbor, MI 49023

Medstar Ambulance/Henry Ford Macomb Hospital/McLaren Macomb Consortium for Paramedic Education
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
380 N Gratiot
Clinton Township, MI 48036

Mid-Michigan Medical Center – Midland, MI
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
4601 Wellness Drive
Midland, MI 48640

Munson Medical Center
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1105 Sixth Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

North Central Michigan College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1515 Howard Street
Petoskey, MI 49770

Oakland Community College-Auburn Hills
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
2900 Featherstone Rd, H-102
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

Schoolcraft College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1751 Radcliff, RC253
Garden City, MI 48135

STAT EMS Inc/Hurley Medical Center
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
520 W Third Street
Flint, MI 48503

· Wayne County Community College District  – Taylor, MI
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
21000 Northline Rd
Taylor, MI 48180

EMT Courses in Michigan

An EMT student in MI who has completed an EMT training course is expected to have a firm understanding of the following:

· The Human Body

· EMT-Basic Pharmacology

· Respiratory and Cardiac Emergencies

· Emergency Childbirth/Pediatric Emergencies

· Medical, Legal, and Ethical Issues in EMS

· Bleeding and Shock Management

· Environmental and Behavioral Emergencies

· Epinephrine Auto-Injector

· Trauma Patient Assessment

· Airway Management

· Obstetrics and Gynecological Emergencies

· Soft Tissue Injuries

· Musculoskeletal Injuries

· Head, Neck and Spine Injuries

· Vital Signs

· Infants, Children, Adolescents and Old Patients

· Lifting and Moving Patients

· Diabetic Emergencies

How You Can Become an EMT in Michigan

Once you have successfully completed your EMT-B class, you will then want to apply for national certification by taking the NREMT exams.  National EMT certification requires students to successfully complete both a cognitive (computer adaptive test) and psychomotor exam (skills test).

The NREMT-B practical exam is a state approved exam and will be given through state recognized EMT training programs.  If you have any questions about EMT testing, training, or licensure in Michigan, be sure to contact:

Licensing Division
MDCIS, Bureau of Health Services
201 Townsend St Capitolview Bldg.
P.O. Box 30717
Lansing, MI 48913

When you become a nationally registered EMT, you can then apply for licensure from the state of Michigan, which will grant you permission to practice in the state. Application for Michigan licensure can be downloaded here, with candidates expected to pay a fee of $40.00.

EMT Salary in Michigan

To learn more about EMT salary in Michigan, as well as read more about the annual income of paramedics and flight paramedics, be sure to visit our article entitled Paramedic Salary in Michigan.

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