Students learn the fundamentals of pre-hospital emergency medicine, including critical interventions for ill and injured patients. Basic anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, bandaging, splinting, oxygen administration and how emergency medical services systems function are covered.
The following coursework prepares successful students to take the National Registry examination for licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician. The Emergency Medical Technician course includes lecture, lab and clinical time as approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health. Successful students are eligible to take the National Registry exam for EMT-Basic and may receive licensure. This program can be completed by taking AHEA 200 or AHEA 200 with a current Medical First Responder license.
Students who intend to apply to nursing or another allied health program must also meet the admission requirements for that particular program. General standards required by the health care professions include, but are not limited to, drug screens, finger printing, criminal background checks, immunizations, and other required documentation and certifications.
Legal Consideration (Felony Statement): Previous treatment for substance abuse or conviction of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years may prevent an applicant from taking the National Registry exam. Individuals with a conviction history must submit a written explanation of the circumstances for which subsequent determination should be made regarding licensure eligibility in the State of Michigan.
Students interested in receiving an associate degree should see a counselor/advisor.
Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.